18th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 15 & 16, 2018

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

Schedule

Please note: schedules are subject to change.
Our grounds are split into Regions. Colors indicate which Region where each event is happening.
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Region 1
Region 2
Region 3
Region 4
Region 5
Region 6
Region 7
Region 8

 

Grounds Schedule

Ceilidh Celebration
5:45pm-10pm
Highland Camp Life
10am-5pm
Clan Village
10am-6pm
Highland Games
10am-5pm
Craftsmen Demos
10am-6pm
Kid's Corner
12noon-5pm
Food Court East
10am-7pm
Marketplace
10am-7pm
Food Court West
10am-7pm
 

Highland Games Divisions

Our competitions include: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stone Throw, 56 lb. weight for height, 28 lb. weight for distance, 56 lb for distance

Men's Masters 40+
Women's Open
Men's Masters 50+
Women's Juniors
Men's Pro Masters
Women's Masters

Celtic College

11am
TBA
1pm
TBA
2pm
TBA
3pm
TBA
4pm
TBA

Attractions

Time
Event
Location
10am
Cannon Firing to open the 18th Niagara Celtic
Region 1
10am-5pm
British Car Club of WNY Display
Region 8
10am-7pm
Free Bus Service (circles through the town, parking lots & festival's Front Entrance)
Off-Site
11:45am
Cannon Firing
Region 1
12pm
Highland Games Opening Ceremonies & Parade
Region 5
12pm-5pm
Stories & Tales with The Bard of Basswood
Region 6
12:30pm
Calling of the Clans Ceremony
Region 2
1pm
Rugby Match at Krull Park South: Details TBA
Off-Site
1pm-5pm
Free Pony Rides
Region 6
3pm
Cannon Firing & Arms Demonstration
Region 1
5pm
Music at the Bonfire
Region 2
5:30pm
Athletic Challenge: Tug-O-War (details TBA)
Region 5
8:30pm
Cannon Firing
Region 1

Clan Village Showcases

1:30pm
The 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Inc.
3pm
MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums

Celtic Arts Stage

11:00am
Dark Road Duo
12:30pm
Emerald Isle
1:45pm
Tom Callahan
3pm
Cairde
4:15pm
Merry Mischief
5:30pm
Traditional Seisiun (Session)
open to all guests, please bring your instrument and join in- or come to listen!

The Glen

10:30am
The Blarney Bunch
12:30pm
Tuatha Dea
2pm
"D" Company Buffalo City Guard Gordon Highlanders
2:30pm
Shannonside Ceili Dancers
3pm
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross
5:30pm
Poor Ould Goat

Pavilion Stage

10am
Reardon & Garvey Band
11:30am
Shannonside Ceili Dancers
1pm
Boughton Hill Band
2:30pm
Caledonian Pipe Band
3pm
Next Generation Leahy
4:30pm
McMahon School of Irish Dance
 
6pm
8pm
8:30pm

Ceilidh Celebration

1916
McMahon School of Irish Dance
The American Rogues

Grounds Schedule

Clan Village
10am-6pm
Highland Camp Life
10am-5pm
Craftsmen Demos
10am-6pm
Highland Games
10am-5pm
Food Court East
10am-6pm
Kid's Corner
12noon-5pm
Food Court West
10am-6pm
Marketplace
10am-6pm

Highland Games Divisions

Our competitions include: Caber Pole Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stone Throw, 56 lb. weight for height, 28 lb. weight for distance, 56 lb for distance

Men's Amateur
Men's Masters 60+
Men's Pro

Celtic College

11am
TBA
1pm
TBA
2pm
TBA
3pm
TBA

Attractions

Time
Event
Location
8:00am-9:45am
Niagara Celtic 5K Registration
*enter through Service Entrance East at Region 8
Region 8
10am
6th Annual Niagara Celtic 5K with Cannon Firing start
Off-Site
11am
Clan Allegiance Pledges
Region 1
12pm
Ceremonial Parade
Region 5
12pm-6pm
Free Bus Service (circles through the town, parking lots & festival's Front Entrance)
Off-Site
12pm-5pm
Stories & Tales with The Bard of Basswood
Region 6
1pm-5pm
Free Pony Rides
Region 6
2pm
Cannon Firing & Arms Demonstration
Region 1
4:45pm
Cannon Firing
Region 1
5pm
Closing Ceremonies & Parade with Memorial Service
Region 5

Clan Village Showcases

1:30pm
Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums
2:30pm
Feadán Òr Pipe Band

Celtic Arts Stage

10:30am
Rush the Growler
11:30am
CelticMoon
12:30pm
CelticMoon
1:15pm
Step in Time
2:30pm
Kindred
3:45pm
Boree Log Set Dancers

The Glen

10:00am
Crikwater
11:30am
Niagara Celtic 5K Awards Ceremony
12:30pm
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
1:30pm
The American Rogues
2:30pm
Celtic Spirit Pipe Band
3:30pm
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross

Pavilion Stage

10:30am
Next Generation Leahy
12:30pm
Rince na Tiarna Irish Dance School
1:00pm
Schiehallion Scottish Dancers
1:30pm
Penny Whiskey
3pm
Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band
3:30pm
Clann Na Cara
4pm & 5:30pm
Grand Finale Concert with Tuatha Dea
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