September 14 & 15, 2024 | Saturday 10am-10:30pm; Sunday 10am-7:00pm
Every Festival could not go on without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who give time and support towards this wonderful fall weekend! Volunteers receive FREE entrance into the festival and food tickets based on shift length. Shifts are an average of 2-4 hours depending on the job, but you must work at least 4 hours to qualify for compensation.
Student Volunteers: We accept ages 15+ for work hours, and are happy to complete paperwork to confirm contributed hours.
All are welcome to our meetings; please join us to meet other volunteers and decide how you'd like to help.
* Meetings being in Spring. Check back here in late winter for dates. If you are a volunteer, make sure you get our emails and mailers for the latest updates!
Thanks for your interest in helping us pull off one of the biggest festivals in Niagara County. We look forward to meeting you!
Please complete this form if you are new and cannot attend meetings. The Volunteer Team will contact you as the festival nears. Cannot see the form? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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Niagara Celtic is one of the best upscale heritage destinations in upstate NY, hosting some of the best artists, performers, artisans and vendors from around the world. Our goal is to remain one of the most independent and authentic Celtic events in the region. You can help us achieve this goal by becoming a sponsor. Together we'll make our festival even better!
Complimentary Festival Day Passes
Banner displays during the festival
Ads in our festival guidebook, handed out free to guests
Grounds space during the festival for promotional purposes
Logo on our poster and summer brochures
Logo in our email newsletters and on our website
Feature Social Media Posts and/or mentions
Business mentions repeatedly through announcements throughout festival weekend
We're always looking for those willing to share their education, experience and/or skills with our guests. Classes are 30-60 minutes depending on the subject, and hands-on activities are highly wanted. For details and questions please email Gretchen S. at email@example.com. Limited spaces available.
All visiting clans receive a 10x10 grounds space and a few complementary passes for workers. We'll also make a donation to your clan for attending, to help with traveling costs. You may bring whatever you'd like for display: costumes, albums, scrapbooks, maps, charts, photos, membership forms, and souvenirs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Niagara Celtic is filled with organizations, displays and other items unique to Celtic history and heritage.
Community Groups & Societies
We are looking for historical and local non-profit organizations that are willing to participate in our festival. Your group does not have to be Celtic to participate. Contact Liz A. (email) for information, and to see if your organization fits our festival.
Do you have a skill that has some form of Celtic background? Please call us, we would love to have you participate in our festival (you may receive compensation for your travel and time). Demos we are looking for include: animal attractions & exhibits, historical reenactments & exhibits, swordsmen, acting troupes, and more. Call Beth B. (716) 778-5730 or email: email@example.com.
Reenactors/ Living Historians
One of the more valued sights on the grounds are those who dressed up to show another period of time and history in Celtic heritage. If you participate in a re-enactment group, please call Beth B. (716) 778-5730 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This includes pipe bands, dancers, dance schools, bands, solo artists.
New bands/ performers must send us demos, albums, or videos to introduce yourselves. Our ability to know you better will improve your chances of being invited. Email: email@example.com or call 716.778.5730, or mail to: Niagara Celtic att: Entertainment; 6447 Phillips Rd. Burt, NY 14028
We accept all athletes from around the globe. Contact Paul to get details about events, training, practice events, or to simply watch the many games held in the US and Canada throughout the year. New athletes must have training to be eligible to enter major events, including the games during Niagara Celtic.
**REQUIRED** When emailing: tell us your name, business, address & phone, along with what you plan to sell. You must sell some products with a Celtic connection.
Contact us ONE WAY ONLY, by email preferably. It helps your chances if we do not receive multiple requests, all within a few hours or days.
If we are interested, we'll contact you and mail out a contract. Please be patient if you don't hear from us immediately...we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to high volumes of requests, limited space availability and busy volunteer schedules, it will take time to receive a response!
Publicity Contact: Vicki Banks, Marketing Director. firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-778-5730
All press releases/ photos/ logos are copyright protected. Use of them in a way considered unsatisfactory to the society, or use of them in an inappropriate manner, will result in swift and serious legal action.
WHO: Presented by non-profit Niagara Celtic Heritage Society, founded in 2001
WHAT: 22nd Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 16, 10am-10:30pm & Sunday. Sept. 17, 10am-7:00pm
WHERE: Niagara County Fairgrounds, 4487 Lake Ave. (Rte. 78) Lockport, NY 14094
TICKETS: Admission: Adults $12-35
Children 12 & Under FREE, Parking FREE | *Discounts for Groups, Seniors, Military, Students
Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival moves from Olcott to Lockport | The Buffalo News
It's almost time for Celtic Fest | The Lockport Union Sun & Journal
MAILBAG: 'Niagara Celtic' a terrific time in any weather | The Lockport Union Sun & Journal
Cultivating Celtic roots | The Lockport Union Sun & Journal
Celtic Fest offers plenty to do next weekend| The Lockport Union Sun & Journal
Sign up now for the Niagara Celtic 5K run | The Lockport Union Sun & Journal
Niagara Celtic Festival's not your average event | Niagara Gazette
All things Celtic being celebrated in Olcott (2010) | Buffalo News