18th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 15 & 16, 2018

Saturday 10am-10pm | Sunday 10am-6pm

Wishing Tree Contest

Enter and you could win a Day Pass to the 18th Niagara Celtic!!

About Our Wishing Tree

Niagara Celtic's Wishing Tree joined the festival in 2015, and has become a mainstay for guests wishing to leave their mark while visiting. The tree's origins come from old traditions in Celtic nations; variations include Fairy Trees, May Trees, Votive Trees, and more. Visitors add their wishes to the trees as offerings to local saints, deities or wee folk, in hopes they can receive help or guidance towards the wish or prayer.

Guests add to the tree all weekend, which is located in Region 4 near The Pavilion Stage. Public wishes are written on cloth or paper. Private wishes (called Clouties, or Clootie in Scotland) are rags, cloth or ribbons tied to the tree. At the end of the festival all the wishes are ceremoniously sent to the heavens, with help from the Fire Sculpters, where we hope many receive help in coming true!

Contest Winners- Congrats to all!

A O'Connell

Angela Fowler

Clifford Brown

Colleen O'Connor

Diane Duller


Erin DeWolfe

Ian G.

Jan Sandberg


Julie Dickson


Linda Castellan

Linda Peace


Penthea Curtiss

Rich Alyssa Hillman and kids

Robin Adams Mueller


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Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

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