The Niagara Celtic Heritage Society Inc. is an official not-for-profit society, established in 2001 to help restore, preserve and promote Celtic culture in our part of the world. We work hard to keep our heritage and history alive for future generations. In order to help fulfill our mission, we host the annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games each September in Niagara County, NY.
Elizabeth Allore, Beth Banks, Kathy Lamont, Benjamin Martin, Rebecca Schweigert, Michael Tomaino
Robert Talladay, President
Robert Loveland, Vice President
Phil Banks, Treasurer
Cate Banks, Secretary / Festival Associate Director
Beth Banks, Festival Director
Vicki Banks, Festival Associate Director / Marketing Director
At our 2019 festival, donations were made to all artists and groups participating.
In 2019 our revenue was 97% earned through festival income. The remaining 3% came from sponsorship, ad sales and contributions.
36% Artists & Performers
A huge portion our festival expenses go directly towards every group you see attending our festival. Every participant of our festival is compensated in some way, usually through fees or donations by us.
39% Event Production
Rent, insurance, security, tents, electricity, chairs and tables, flags, decorations, port-a-potties, storage, equipment, shuttles, signage...the list goes on and on! Hosted inside a rented property, we have to bring in everything needed to put on our festival. This will always cause enormous expenses.
9% Office & Administration
Every year we send hundreds of letters, and complete countless contracts and paperwork. Costs include ink, paper, copies, envelopes, stamps, and more office supplies. Also fees for accounting, paperwork, contracts and our website/ social marketing.
16% Education & Marketing
We have a streamlined system to promote our festival as affordably as possible, including our massive mailing list of past guests (which allows us to give discounts to our loyal fairgoers). A large portion of this budget goes towards supporting many annual Celtic events and festivals through purchasing advertising for their programs. We go to great lengths to support many local Celtic organizations, as their successes advance us all.