2019 Celtic Fling Ticket Information:

Single-Day Admissions: Saturday OR Sunday: General Admission: $25.95 Online/$29.95 Front Gate
Children (ages 5-11) Admission: $11.95 Online/Front Gate • Children 4 and Under: FREE!

Two-Day Admission (Online Only): General Admission (Sat AND Sun): $35
Children (ages 5-11) Admission: $15 • Children 4 and Under: FREE!

Friday Kick-Off Concert: General Admission: $27.95 Online/$29.95 Front Gate
Children's (ages 5-11) Admission: $10.95 • Children 4 and Under: FREE!

Celtic Fling & Highland Games

Throughout the centuries, the tradition and charm behind the music, dance and stories of the Celtic peoples have captivated the world. The contributions of the Irish, Scots Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Bretons, and Galecians/Asturians not only fill libraries and castles but also pubs, homes and our hearts. The Celtic Fling & Highland Games, as an unbridled celebration of Celtic Culture, offers a first-hand tour of these compelling cultures as it salutes both traditional and contemporary Celtic heritage. Delight your senses with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this rollicking Celtic celebration. Enjoy traditional pipe bands, modern Celtic rock bands, and everything in between, plus delicious Celtic cuisine, fresh brewed wines, ales and ciders, and more!

Dates & Times

The 21st annual Celtic Fling and Highland Games at Mount Hope kicks off with the Friday Kick-Off Concert on June 21 (Gates open at 4PM) and spreads across the 35-acre Shire on Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, 2019 (Gates open at 11AM).

Groups at Celtic Fling

We are happy to welcome groups to the Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope! Group Rates (15 or more) must be purchased prior to Friday, June 21. General Admission: $22.94 (Reg. $29.95), Children: $8.95 (Reg. $11.95). To take advantage of the group rate or to reserve special accommodations such as bus parking, please call 717-665-7021 ext. 148 or visit the Group Sales Page.

Celtic Fling Feis

Through our combined efforts with the Irish cultural society, the Pittsburgh Winter Feis and the West Virginia Feis, the Celtic Fling Feis has grown to be a destination on the Feis circuit. For more information, please visit the Feis Section.

Carding Policy

Please Note: No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to sample from the wines or consume alcohol. Valid ID includes a state issued driver's license or state issued ID card with photo, a passport, or a United States military identification card with photo. We are unable to accept any foreign driver's license. Note that the identification cannot be expired at the time of the festival.

TICKETS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE


Single-Day Admissions: Saturday OR Sunday
General Admission: $25.95 Online/$29.95 Front Gate
Children (ages 5-11) Admission: $11.95 Online/Front Gate
Children 4 and Under: FREE!

Two-Day Admission (Online Only)
General Admission (Sat AND Sun): $35
Children (ages 5-11) Admission: $15
Children 4 and Under: FREE!

Friday Kick-Off Concert
General Admission: $27.95 Online/$29.95 Front Gate
Children's (ages 5-11) Admission: $10.95
Children 4 and Under: FREE!

Celtic Fling Entertainment

Celtic performers will fill the Shire with music from eight stages throughout the day while Traditional Pipe & Drums set the atmosphere for a grand weekend! Compete in fabulous contests or watch as others compete in the Annual Highland Games. Step back in time and learn about Celtic styles, traditions, handicrafts and more with the Shire's Living History or stop by the Clans & Societies booths to learn about Celtic influences on American culture. Irish Dancers and Gaelic Sports will fill the Shire and will make your visit an unforgettable experience! Download the 2019 Schedule today.



Celtic Logo

Friday Kick-Off Concert

The 21st annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope kicks off on Friday, June 21 at 4PM with the Celtic Kick-Off Concert—featuring some of our favorite performers! Bring your appetite and enjoy delicious foods and refreshing wines, ales & ciders while listening to the live music! Gates open at 4PM.

Kick-Off Concert Ticket Pricing:
General Admission: $27.95 Online/$29.95 Front Gate
Children's Admission (Ages 5-11): $10.95, Children 4 and Under: FREE!
Purchase Your Tickets on the Virtual Box Office!

Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm

8:30-10:00PM

It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.

The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but it’s best summed up in the words of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We’re here for them.”

The Town Pants

The Town Pants

7:00-8:00PM
Also Performing Saturday

The Town Pants started 20 years ago playing small pubs which lead to performing at music venues in over 500 cities in 15 countries and eventually to headlining Celtic, Roots and World Music festivals internationally. Three thousand shows later their own brand of Celtic roots-rock spans seven albums so far and is backed up with a legendary live show that has garnered them fans from Hawaii to Norway. The Vancouver BC based band combines aspects of Irish traditional, folk, rock and roots Americana, fusing their signature dual lead vocals from brothers Duane and Dave Keogh to create a unique form of high energy "West Coast Celtic" that remains in the heart and head long after the music stops. There are many Celtic folk-rock bands out there, but rarely does a band have this combination of passion, energy and spirit in performance coupled with some of the most imaginative songwriting you’ll find in the genre.

Pigeon Kings

Pigeon Kings

5:45-6:30PM
Also Performing Saturday

With a lifetime of touring and performance experience between them, musicians Josef Crosby and Victor Gagnon have joined forces to create something new - a sound that's rooted in tradition, but in the voice and spirit of today.

Pigeon Kings draws from Celtic and Rock influences, but they're not Celtic Rock; there are traditional elements, but they are by no means a traditional band. With elements of Americana and Bluegrass threaded in, they have a sound and persona all their own, without gimmicks or pretense.

This is a group of extremely serious players with a high energy stage show, backed by unique compositions, honest lyrics and the experienced showmanship of career musicians.

The Rogue Diplomats

The Rogue Diplomats

4:30-5:15PM
Also Performing Saturday

The Rogue Diplomats are an Irish-American Pub Band based in both New York City and Bethlehem, PA. They perform the spirited melodies and lyrical story-telling of traditional Irish jigs, shanties, drinking songs and ballads, with a dash of contemporary American folk songs and original compositions, all delivered in close harmony and with charmingly irreverent humor.

The Rogue Diplomats got their start in Astoria, Queens, playing annual St. Patrick’s Day shows at Blackbird’s Bar. They’ve since gone on to play Bloomsday on Broadway, the annual celebration of the works of James Joyce at Symphony Space in NYC, and a multitude of pubs in New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Their full-length studio album, WHISKEY PICNIC is available now on iTunes & Amazon Music.

Bands at the
Celtic Fling

Celtic performers fill the Shire with music from eight stages throughout the day!

Albannach

Albannach

Saturday & Sunday

Albannach's rhythms and melodies take you back to that bygone time when pipes and songs were banned because of the power they have to stir stout hearts and Celtic souls. Ye canna resist!

Hold Fast

Hold Fast

Sunday Only

Rowdy friends, whiskey & music. Mixing updated Irish traditional music and original material into their own blend of Celtic, punk and rock—Hold tight, hold steady, Hold Fast!

House of Hamill

House of Hamill

Saturday & Sunday

Spend an hour listening and you'll leave with tired feet, a huge smile, and a new appreciation for the versatility of folk instruments in a modern context—A new generation of traditional musicians.

Kilmaine Saints

Kilmaine Saints

Saturday Only

Formed in 2009 on good whiskey, bad intentions and their love of superior music, the Saints and their Guiness-soaked hearts have been playing hundreds of high-energy shows.

Poor Man's Gambit

Poor Man's Gambit

Sunday Only

Poor Man's Gambit is a trio of traditional Celtic musicians, features a mixture of driving tunes, percussive Irish dance, and three-part vocal harmony that sets them apart.

Screaming Orphans

Screaming Orphans

Saturday & Sunday

An all-sister band from Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland—combining original melodic old-school pop songs with their modern take on traditional Irish music, inherited from their family roots.

Searson

Searson

Saturday & Sunday

Giving Canada's old time sounds a renewal into modern roots; seamlessly blending spirited fiddling, energetic dancing, and gorgeous harmonies and connecting with audience in a memorable way.

Seasons

Seasons

Saturday & Sunday

Seasons is comprised of five siblings seeking to not only pay homage to the rich traditon of Celtic and American folk music that they grew up in, but also to treat it as a living, breathing entity.

The Gothard Sisters

The Gothard Sisters

Sunday Only

A dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music. The optimistic style of their music continues to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following.

Sunday Night Concert

What better way to end the weekend than by the way it started…with a rollicking concert at the Globe Stage! Alongside some of the most popular Celtic Fling musicians, you can enjoy savory foods and refreshing beers, wines and ciders from Swashbuckler Grove. Concert admission is included with your Sunday ticket price.

Eileen Ivers

Eileen Ivers

Sunday, 7:30-9PM • Globe Stage

Grammy®-Awarded and Emmy-nominated, Eileen Ivers, continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a fiercely fresh, powerfully beautiful, intensely driving world stage experience. Eileen has performed with Sting, 'Fiddlers 3' with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, The Chieftains, was the groundbreaking Musical Star of Riverdance, a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, a former member of the Hall & Oates band, a featured instrumentalist on soundtracks including "Gangs of New York" and Back to Titanic”, and she is one of the most awarded All-Ireland Fiddle and Banjo champions ever. Eileen has been proclaimed "a national treasure" by NCTA Board Chairman George Holt as she celebrates her 30 plus year career as a performer, composer, producer, songwriter, band leader, educator, multi-instrumentalist and renowned pioneer in connecting her American, Irish traditional, jazz, blues, and world roots.

JigJam

JigJam

Sunday, 3PM & 6PM • Globe Stage

JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as 'I-Grass' (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. They have made a huge impact on the Irish American circuit performing at major festivals including the world-renowned Tellruide Bluegrass Festival and the Milwaukee Irish Fest.



Celtic Clans & Socieities

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A clan is considered to be a group of families that are affiliated by geography or marriage or political necessity. Celtic folk frequently use the term “clan,” but no specific definition of the term is accepted by all authorities. The word itself is Gaelic for “children” and was also used as an equivalent for “family.”

In addition to offering name lists to search through, you’ll be able to explore clan histories and the work the societies are doing. Interesting fundraising merchandise for sale may include baked goods, books, music, T-shirts, kilts and tartan. Stop by and learn more about the programs and plans the clans and societies have for increasing the awareness of Celtic influences on American culture.

You’ll find many clans and societies represented at the Celtic Fling. Look up your surname and become familiar with the worthwhile missions the clans and societies maintain. If your clan is interested in attending the 2019 Celtic Fling & Highland Games, please call 717-665-7021 or use the contact form below.

Celtic Fling Competitions

You can compete at the Celtic Fling in some of the fun contests and competitions listed below. Please Note: Sign ups take place 30 minutes before the start time at the location of the competition. You must sign up prior to the event to participate. Please check back closer to the 2019 event for updated information. All events below are subject to change.

Men in Kilts Competition

Ladies, here’s your chance to admire the hottest calves that grace the Festival grounds this weekend—and there’s no penalty for peeping! Up to twelve kilted men strut their stuff to earn your admiration—and great prizes too, of course! Join us for what promises to be the wildest Fling contest of the weekend! For those 12 years and up.

Kids in Kilts Competition

There's nothing cuter than cute kids, except when they're wearing their kilts! All the wee Nipperkins (11 and under) that have donned a kilt for the weekend's festivities are invitied to participate for accolades and great prizes

Wee Highland Games

For Highlanders 10 years old and younger, bring your lassies and laddies for the opportunity to try their hands at the Celtic Fling’s Wee Highland Games. They’ll test their strength under the Caber Noodle Toss, their agility with the Sheep Toss and their team work with the Tug of War. Everyone is Scottish at the Wee Highland Games and all are winners at the Celtic Fling.

Who's Got the Most Freckles? Kids Contest

Are you blessed with a form full of sun-kissed freckles? If so, step up and we’ll count who is the “freckliest of them all” during this cuter than cute competition. Only for Nipperkins 12 and under.

Celtic Fling Dancers

During the Celtic Fling, a number of Celtic Dancers will perform a variety of traditional and modern dances throughout the day. Dancers will demonstrate the art, athleticism and skill of challenging solo dances, group choreography and Ceili dancing. Don't miss this Celtic Fling crowd favorite!

Hooley School of Irish Dance

Hooley School of Irish Dance

Our Mission is to cultivate character and excellence through a supportive community and learning environment. Irish dance is a journey, and we encourage our dancers to be positive and goal-oriented as they take steps and leaps forward. The Hooley School believes in helping each dancer achieve their goals and dreams for Irish dance. While each dancer has unique challenges to conquer, they can all achieve success if they are willing to work hard and develop their passion. Learn More

Reid School of Highland Dance

Reid School of Highland Dance

The non-profit Philadelphia Highland Dancing Association was founded by Marguerite Reid over 60 years ago. The Reid School of Highland Dance performs at various venues such as the Green Lane Scottish Irish Festival and Philadelphia St. Andrew’s Society events such as their Tartan Ball. A special memory for the school was performing with the Davidson School at the Kennedy Center Honors Gala for Sir Sean Connery, the President and other distinguished guests when Mr. Connery received the Honor in 1999. Learn More

Living History

The Celtic Fling brings history to life with demonstrations, re-enactments, encampments, traditional demonstrations and more!

La Forge Blacksmith

Blacksmithing Demo

Hand-forged, combat ready Renaissance blades perfect for edge-to-edge stage combat. On-site blacksmith performing live, public demonstrations of forging iron over a 2,500° Fahrenheit fire. The iron will glow, and the water will sizzle! Weaponry also be available for purchase. For more information about La Forge, visit LaForge.site.

Catholic Mass

Catholic Mass

No ticket necessary for this event—All are welcome to take part in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass presented by The Diocese of Harrisburg. Special thank you to: Jaclyn Curran, Fr. Stephen Kelley and Mary-Kate & Peter Lee from Seasons who made this liturgy possible and meaningful. HBGDiocese.org

Dragons Breath Glassworks

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Working with a furnace that can reach 2,000 degrees, the Dragon's Breath Glassworks team creates beautiful and functional glass art right before your eyes. Stop by throughout the day for live demonstrations, or to purchase their affordable, hand-crafted wares. Like them on Facebook!

Irish Harp

Irish Harp

Robert Mouland is one of the most unique performers in the realm of traditional Irish music today. For years, his use of period instruments and historic clothing has both entertained and educated audiences from around the world, and at some of the most historic settings in America. Click to learn more: WireHarp.com

Irish Storytelling

Irish Storytelling

Cathy Jo Smith has been sharing Irish and Irish-American stories, songs and history across the Midwest for almost 20 years. Whether its tales of the Fair Folk or ghosts, stories of magic or medicine, she can surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Learn more about her and the stories she tells at IrishTeller.com.

Irish Wake

Irish Wake

The Irish Wake is perhaps one of the best known funeral traditions associated with Ireland. AS long as there have been Irish people, there have been wakes—both traditional and "American Emigration." The period between a death and a burial was a time for both mourning loss and celebrating life. Learn more at: IrishTeller.com.

Irish Wolfhound Association

Irish Wolfhound Association

The Irish Wolfhound Association of the Delaware Valley was formed in August 1974 to do all possible to bring the natural qualities of this ancient breed to perfection, to guard against commercial exploitation of the breed, to protect and advance the interest of Irish Wolfhounds, to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials, and to educate the public about the Irish Wolfhounds. Learn more at: IWADV.org.

Highland Games at the Celtic Fling

Annual Sanctioned Highland Games

11AM-6PM, Joust Arena
Saturday, Open Men Comp (Men under 40 with multiple levels of experience)
Sunday, Men Over 40 & Women

Professional competitors are assigned points according to their placement in each Heavy Event. The athlete with the best overall combined performance earns the title "Athlete of the Day." So recognized, the Athlete Of The Day earns an automatic berth in the East Coast Championships in The Plains, VA at Great Meadow Field Event Center. The Athlete is also presented a symbolic Highland Claymore sword.

M.A.S.A. (Mid-Atlantic Scottish Athletics) was founded in 1999 by Heavy Events Athletes and Judges in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern United States to organize and promote the Heavy Events. M.A.S.A. is now the official sanctioning organization of the majority of the Heavy Events competitions held in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. If you or your organization would like to find out about having a M.A.S.A. sanctioned Heavy Athletics competition please use the contact information at HeavyEvents.com


Heavy Events

Scots have tested their strength against each other at Highland gatherings for centuries. King Malcolm Canmore, who began his reign in 1057, is credited with initiating crude forms of today's Scottish Highland Games athletic competition as a means of improving the abilities of his military. While the games had become festive occasions by the sixteenth century, they were still seen as a way for kings and chiefs to choose the best men for their retinues. Learn more by clicking the event names below.


Similar to our modern-day shot put, using a stone weighing 16 to 28 pounds instead of a steel ball. Each contestant is allowed a 7.5 foot “run-up” to the toe-board.
Athletes throw metal weights with a chain or handle attached in a toss for maximum distance. A 9-foot run-up is permitted, but the most popular throwing form is similar to that of the discus. Best throw out of three counts.
A round metal hammer head weighing 22 pounds with a cane staff is thrown for distance. The athlete’s feet may not move until he releases the hammer. Best of three throws.
A weight, with handle attached, is tossed over a bar raised between two standards. The bar is initially set at a height agreed upon by all competitors. Using only one hand, each athlete has three attempts to clear the bar at each level. Of course, the event goes on until only one is left who has cleared the bar.
This is the centerpiece for modern Highland Games and remains a true test of not only brute strength but timing and balance as well. We note constantly that Caber winners are not necessarily the largest athletes on the field. The Caber itself is a tapered log, approximately 19 feet long, weighing up to 130 pounds. The athlete hoists it up, folds his hands under the end whilst cradling it against the shoulder. The log is then heaved, hopefully, up and over to “ground” its heavy end so that it falls forward. Judging is based as if one were looking at a clock. The closer to “Noon” the Caber lands, the higher the score.
Highland Games
Highland Games
Highland Games
Highland Games

Celtic Fling Merchandise

Don't forget to pick up your official Celtic Fling merchandise during your visit to the grounds of Mount Hope Estate! Items will be available at the Informistress and Royal Oui booths on grounds, and be sure to stop by the Mount Hope Wine Shop for even more Celtic related merchandise!

Celtic Combo

2019 Featured Merchandise

Official T-Shirt

Commemorate your visit to the 2019 Celtic Fling at Mount Hope with the official T-Shirt featuring all of your favorite musicians appearing at the festival in a fun style on the back. $18.95 ($19.95 for 2X/3X)

Celtic Combo

Don't miss out on this unique combo—including the 2019 Celtic Fling t-shirt and logo'd drawstring bag—Only $20 (Reg. over $25)!

Assorted Glassware

A wide range of Celtic Fling inspiraed glassware is available! From hand-crafted ceramics, to sturdy glass beer mugs, there's something for everyone. Select drinkware available at bars throughout the grounds.

*Items pictured not to scale

Merchants at the Celtic Fling

A variety of Celtic merchants will join us at the Fling to showcase their unique wares and traditional crafts. Please continue to check back as we update the merchant listings. All merchants subject to change.

Interested in becoming a Celtic Fling merchant? Click here for more information!

Abbey Scriptorium

Artisan/Merchant

Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library

The Amazing Maze

Games/Rides

Find Your Way Out of This Life-Sized Maze

Amerikilt

Artisan/Merchant

American-Made Kilts & Accessories

As You Like It

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More

Aubrey Brown Art

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy Artwork

The Aviary

Demonstrator

Have your questions answered by our longtime resident falconer, Ash Cary.

Beads & Ladies

Artisan/Merchant

Fine Court Accessories

The Bee Folks

Demonstrator/Artisan

Bee-Related Products and a Working Bee Hive

Blue Thistle Pottery

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Pottery

Box Office: Return to the Past Passes

Services

Discount Event Tickets

Brain Vessel

Artisan/Merchant

Handmakers Co-Op

Broken Art Mosaics

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafter Mosaic Skulls

Button Down the Hatches

Artisan/Merchant

Button Jewelry and Unique Gifts

Canes Enable

Artisan/Merchant

Vintage Umbrellas, Canes, and Walking Sticks

Captured Curls

Artisan/Merchant

Hair Accessories

Captured Curves

Artisan/Merchant

Pirate-Inspired Corsets and Clothing

Casta Diva

Artisan/Merchant

Corsets and Apparel

Catskill Moccasins

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather Shoes to Fit Your Feet

The Celtic Bag Co.

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Hand and Utility Bags

The Celtic Cowboy

Artisan/Merchant

Leather Belts and Accessories

The Celitc Exchange

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Wares and Gifts

Celitc Treasures

Artisan/Merchant

Brewery Apparel, Jewelry, Hats

Center of Energy

Services

Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and More

Cheesesteaks

Food/Drink

Beef or Chicken Sandwiches Hot Off the Grill

The Chef's Duds by Deb

Artisan/Merchant

Chefs Aprons in All Colors, Sizes, and Varieties

Classic Irish Imports

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic, Scottish and Irish Apparel

Crone's Enchanted Cottage

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Painted GArden and Home Items

Crown Jewels

Artisan/Merchant

Upscale Precious Jewels and Pearls

Crow's Nest

Games/Rides

Spinning Man-Powered Ride

Crystal Fantasy

Artisan/Merchant

Unique Apparel

Crysal Fineries

Artisan/Merchant

Renaissance and Celtic Garb

Delighted Eye

Artisan/Merchant

Everything for Home and Garden…And More

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Demonstrator/Artisan

Daily Glassblowing Demos

Dragon's Breath Glassworks Art

Artisan/Merchant

Beautiful Glass Wares

Dress Your Dreams

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Apparel

Dungeon Museum

Games/Rides

Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon

Emerald Castle

Artisan/Merchant

Fine Jewelry

Emperor's Needle

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather Work

Enchanted Forest

Artisan/Merchant

Children's Items and Wind Spinners

Fairie Tailor

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Painted Capes

Fantasy Face Painting

Services

Artistic Creations For Thy Face

Fascinations

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy Items

The Fight Circle

Games/Rides

Challenge Your Friends to a Sword Fighting Duel

Fionna's Fineries

Artisan/Merchant

Renaissance Apparel

Fireball Designs

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Airbrush Tattoos & Tees

First State Greyhound Rescue

Artisan/Merchant

Rescued and Adoptable Former Racing Greyhounds

Fleur De Lis Teas

Artisan/Merchant

Specialty Teas and Tea-Related Gifts

Forever Amber

Artisan/Merchant

Stunning Amber Jewelry

Fresh Fruit Cup

Food/Drink

Refreshing Fruit

Full Moon Candle Garden

Artisan/Merchant

Candle Carving, Dipping and Wares

Full Moon Ventures

Artisan/Merchant

Wiccan Wares and Specialty Items

Gaming Village

Games/Rides

Archery, Axe Throw, Knife Throw

Gifts Galore

Artisan/Merchant

Personalized Jewlery

Ginny's Bling & More

Artisan/Merchant

Unique Hair Jewelry

Harp Stone

Artisan

Contemporary Celtic Jewelry

Herb Shop & Apothecary

Artisan/Merchant

Diverse Herbal Products

Hip Klips

Artisan/Merchant

Clippable Key Chain/Mini Purses

Hippogriff

Games/Rides

Add a Little Swing to Your Shire Travels

Historical Research Center

Services

Heraldry, Coat of Arms

Horn Kiosk

Artisan/Merchant

A set of Horns to Suit Every Personality

Imaginarium Gallery

Demonstrator/Artisan

Hand-Sculpted Puppet Creations

Informistress

Services

Information Booth & Official Celtic Fling Merch

Irish Imports International

Artisan/Merchant

Irish Clothing and Gifts

Irish Lass Glass

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Designed Glassware

Iron Wolf Traders

Artisan/Merchant

Wrought Iron Decor

Iron Wolf Traders: Part Duex

Artisan • Booth #237

Cast Iron & Leather Journals

Isle of Man

Demonstrator/Artisan

Hand-Crafted Art in Wood: Bowls, Plates, Cups and More

Kilted Suds

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Soaps

KISS Designs

Artisan/Merchant

Fashion Corsets & Garb

La Forge

Demonstrator/Merchant

Demonstrating Blacksmith Producing Swords and Other Weapons

The Leather Lair

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather Apparel

Liam's Luck Woodcraft

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Wood Utensils

Lion's Den

Demonstrator/Artisan

Hand-Crafted Leather Items

LoMo Studios

Artisan/Merchant

Rustic Copper and Sterling Jewelry

MacNeill Market

Artisan/Merchant

Soaps, Bath Products & Original Art

Medieval Moccasins

Artisan/Merchant

Original Hand-Crafted Leather Footwear

Merlin's Magic

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks; Magical and Mystical Wares

Midnight Orchid Designs

Artisan/Merchant

Eclectic Clothing & Accessories

Mystical Realm Artisan

Artisan/Merchant

Metal Hair Twisters and Such

Norden Arts

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Made Clothing and Bags

Norse Naturals

Artisan/Merchant

All Natural Bread & Body Products

Oh My Goddess

Artisan/Merchant

One-of-a-Kind Gifts and Tapestries

One: Eleven Pottery

Artisan/Merchant

Ceramic Art with Marical Intent

Pandara Polaris

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Made Butterfly Jewelry

Pandora's Locks Hairdressing

Services

Unique Braids and Twists to Wear Around the Shire

Peasant Bread

Food/Drink

Funnel Cake, Warm Peasant Bread, and Lemonade

Perth Pewter

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Cast Pewter Wares

Pirate's Den

Artisan/Merchant

Everything the Pirate in you Might Need

Pirate Ship Swings

Games/Rides

Sway to and Fro on this Man Powered Ride

Pottery of Yore

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Pottery

Princessories

Artisan/Merchant

Purses, Bags, and Elaborate Jewelry

Queen's Creamery

Food/Drink

Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes, and Desserts

Realm and Reason LLC

Artisan/Merchant

Handmade Crystal Jewelry

Red Falcon Adornments

Artisan/Merchant

Hats, Feather Work, and Tapestries

Red Falcon Armouries

Artisan/Merchant

High-Quality Leather Clothing and Armour

Red Wyvern Studio

Artisan/Merchant

High-End Designer Top Hats, Hair Sticks, and More

Renewal By Anderson

Services

Replacement Windows and Patio Doors

Rising Sun

Artisan/Merchant

Waxed Hands & Roses

The Rook & The Rose

Services

Copper & Wood Roses

Rooks Gambit

Artisan/Merchant

Board Games, Dice, and Wands

Royal Family Jewelry

Artisan/Merchant

Silver Adornments of All Shapes and Sizes

The Royal Oui

Artisan/Merchant

Official Celtic Fling Souvenirs

Rum Runners Barrel Coopers

Artisan/Merchant

Liquor Infused Barrels and Cigars

Sabol's Woodworks

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Turned Wooden Items

Saravasti's Call

Artisan/Merchant

Gypsy Apparel

Scottish Creations

Artisan/Merchant

Scottish Gifts

The Scottish Cottage

Food/Drink

Celtic Fare, Scottish BBQ, Shepard's Pie

Scottish Store Online

Artisan/Merchant

Kilts, Bagpipes, and More

Silk Road Henna

Service/Artisan

Henna Tattoo Art

Sir Launch A Lot

Artisan/Merchant

Marshmallow Catapults and Other Fun Wares

Steak on a Stake

Food/Drink

Beef or Chicken Skewered for your Pleasure

Sticks & Stones

Artisan/Merchant

Wands and Gemstones

StoryBrook Hollow

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy Creatures

Sullivans Fur Shed

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Pelts, Hats, and Bags

Torchbearer Sauces

Food/Drink

All Natural Gourmet Condiments

Tower of Steel

Artisan/Merchant

A Wide Assortment of Steel Jewelry

Treasure Quest

Games/Rides

Gem Panning, Nature Gifts, Stones, Gems, and More

Uncommon Adornments

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Jewelry

Up Your Kilt

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Made Clothing

Utopia Armory

Demonstrator/Artisan

Chain Mail and Metal Works

Wee Dragon

Artisan/Merchant

Children's Costumes

Wild Boar

Games/Rides

Take a Ride on the Wild Boar, If You Dare

Wolf Spirit Jewelry

Demonstrator

Hand-Crafted Jewelry

Wolf's Head Enterprise

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather and German Silver

The Wreck Room

Games/Rides

You Buy It, You Break It! Smash a Variety of Glassware

Ye Olde Wizards & Dragons

Artisan/Merchant

Fanciful and Fantastical Statuary

Yourself Discovery

Artisan/Merchant

Jewelry, Crystal, Silvery, and Hair Adornments

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.

General Information

The event is located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire—15 miles north of Lancaster and 13 miles east of Hershey. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545.
There is plenty of free parking and attendants will direct you when you arrive at the festival.
The Celtic Fling will be open Saturday and Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018. The gates open at 11AM and close at 10PM both days. The Celtic Fling Kick-Off Concert is Friday, June 22 (Gates open at 4PM).
Arrive at least 20 minutes before opening (11AM) for the best chance for a speedy entry. Pre-purchase your tickets securely online for even faster access to the day's events. The line for E-ticket prior to gate opening may look long, but moves very quickly, while lines for purchasing tickets move much slower. T-ticket lines are clear usually 20-30 minutes after opening, but day-of ticket sales lines last later into the afternoon.
We will be celebrating all things Celtic on our 35-acre Shire, so there are plenty of events to keep you occupied! Enjoy live music that ranges from traditional pipe bands to modern Celtic rock bands, and everything in between. Taste delicious Celtic cuisine, fresh brewed Swashbuckler ales, a wide variety of Mount Hope wines and so much more! There will be numerous activities for kids and adults alike, so the Celtic Fling is truly a festival for the whole family!
Re-entry is permitted at the Celtic Fling. Be sure to have your hand stamped as you are leaving the gates to ensure readmittance.
The festival accepts credit cards (Visa & Mastercard) and cash for ticket sales. We do not accept personal checks for ticket sales. The festival offers three ATMs on premises and one in the Wine Shop.
Enjoy delicious foods from over 20 Royal Kitchens throughout the grounds! Plus fresh Swashbuckler Ales, Lancaster County Ciders and Mount Hope Wines at our Pubs and Pourhouses!
No outside food, beverages or coolers are permitted to be brought onto the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. However, exceptions are made for Guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food/formula. Guests with special dietary needs should print and complete the Visitor Allergen Card and present it at the Customer Service Window at the front gate when they arrive at the Faire for approval to bring in special dietary foods for the individual only. The Visitor Allergen Card will be put on file at the First Aid Station.

The Faire does not have separate allergy-friendly kitchens and is unable to guarantee that a menu item is completely free of allergens. Our menu items are reliant on supplier ingredient labels, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents of each food item. Allergen advisory statements (e.g., “may contain") are not regulated. It is ultimately up to the individual’s discretion to make an informed choice based upon their individual dietary needs.


Guests to the Faire may also have their hand stamped at the front gate to return to their vehicle and return to the Faire as they wish.

Click here to download the Visitor Allergen Card.
Please download the Official Weapons Policy PDF for full details.

Guest Services

Mount Hope Estate & Winery and the Celtic Fling are an ideal location to spend your special events! Learn more about booking the Feasting Glen area for your next party on the Group Sales Page.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our Lodging Packages Page for specific information.
Cars are permitted to stay parked in the lot overnight if the driver has been drinking and has found another way home. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to sample from the wines or consume alcohol. Valid ID includes a state issued driver's license or state issued ID card with photo, a passport, or a United States military identification card with photo. We are unable to accept any foreign driver's license. Note that the identification cannot be expired at the time of the festival.

Ticket Information

Admission prices for adults (ages 12 and up) are $25.95 in advance (on the Virtual Box Office) and $29.95 at the gate. Children (5-11) are $11.95, while those 4 and under are free. Admission includes all Celtic Fling shows and entertainment, including competitions (Please note: Competitions have limited capacity). Games, rides and food are not included.
To better serve our guests, we have eliminated the need for coupons to save on your Celtic Fling admission tickets.
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office or at the Front Gate the day of your visit.
All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges, or cancellations.

Conditions of Ticket Sale

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Event tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. Once a ticket has been scanned at the Front Gate upon entry, it is voided and no longer holds any value. The Faire does not monitor any guests’ level of participation or length of stay. Refunds are not available to guests who choose to leave. The bearer of an event ticket agrees to hold blameless and harmless Mazza Vineyards, Inc. or any of its affiliates, in the event of personal injury or loss or damage to property. The holder of the ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending the event, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event. You must be 21 or older to purchase or consume Alcohol.

Your ID will be verified before being served alcohol. Outside food, drink and pets are not permitted. You hereby consent to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or firearms. You further consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event.

Management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions of these conditions of ticket sale.
It has become necessary to include a per ticket service fee for our event tickets in order to defray the rising costs of taxes and credit card processing. The fee also offsets the costs of consumables, ticket handling, and support. Service Fees are set online - $1.25/ticket, on site or telephone transactions - $2.00/ticket, and Season Passes - $2.50/pass (online, phone or on site).
Events are rain or shine. For the safety of the performers, shows may be altered due to the weather. Ticket exchanges and refunds are not available. Once a ticket has been scanned at the front gate upon entry, it is voided and no longer holds any value. The Faire does not monitor any guests’ level of participation or length of stay. Refunds are not available to guests who choose to leave.

In rare circumstances, when the safety of patrons and participants is at risk due to extreme weather activity, the decision may be made to close the park until the threat has passed, or for the remainder of the day if necessary. An Emergency Action Plan is in place to notify guests of any closures and provide directions on actions to be taken to allow safe evacuation of the park. In the event the park is closed for the remainder of an event day, rain passes will be issued in the Wine Shop Formal Garden for one hour following the call for evacuation of the park or until conditions become unsafe for event staff. Rain passes will NOT be issued after this time.


Fairegrounds Information

The grounds are ADA accessible. Walking paths are paved, and handicapped seating areas are designated at all stages. Though the walking paths are paved, some stone and gravel areas may need to be travelled to reach vendor stands, merchandise booths and food stations. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available. Wheelchairs and scooters are not available for rental. Please be aware that while the Faire is paved, the terrain does present various hills and inclines. Please plan accordingly.

There is handicap parking available at the festival, just ask the parking crew to direct you to that area when you arrive.
For the well being of our guests, smoking is prohibited near stages and in audience areas. Your cooperation is appreciated for the comfort of all in attendance.
Pets are not permitted on the fairegrounds or inside the Mansion, with the exception of dogs during Dog Days at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (Saturdays & Sundays, August through October). Please do not leave animals in your car.
Local kennels:
Canine Country Club Inc.: 888 N Penryn Rd Manheim, PA 17545, 717-665-2710
Gochenauer Kennels: 995 Fruitville Pike Lititz PA, 17543, 717-569-6151
We value all guests with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals should remain on a leash or harness and under the control of the owner at all times.

Mount Hope Estate adheres to the ADA's definition of Service animal found here. Please refer to ADA's frequently asked questions as it pertains to Mount Hope Estate events.
There are three different restroom locations, one outside the gates and two inside the gates. All three will be marked on the map that will be handed out during the festival.
Yes, multiple ATMs will be available on the festival grounds, as well as one located in the Wine Shop. Please check the map handed out day-of for specific locations.
The First Aid station is located near the backside of the festival grounds on Privy Lane. The station will be marked on the festival maps handed out at the gate.
Lost and found during the event will be located at the Informistress Booth directly inside the Front Gate. After the event, it will be kept in the Wine Shop (Please call 717-665-7021 ext. 129).
Last call for all Pubs and Pourhouses is 7:00PM, with the exception of the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern Wharf Bar, which has a last call of 7:30. Most food stands and merchants close between 7:30PM and 7:45PM.

Volunteer at the Celtic Fling

General Volunteering Information

2019 Celtic Fling & Highland Games Volunteer Hours:
Feis (Saturday Only), 6:30AM or 8:00AM
Celtic Fling (Saturday and/or Sunday), 10:00AM


Volunteers will be placed into the following categories: Maintenance/Parking, Food & Beverage, Front Gate, Hospitality/Production, and Feis. All volunteers receive two complimentary 2019 PA Renaissance Faire tickets, and one free food voucher to any PRF owned stand and admission to the Fling for the remainder of the day.

Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and will be asked to stay until all job duties have been completed. Volunteers will not be permitted to drink alcoholic beverages before or during the session. Limited number of volunteers accepted.

Physical requirements of volunteering include considerable standing and walking for up to 6 hours, lifting and carrying up to 15lbs, and navigating uneven terrain (hills, gravel, grass) Please be sure you can safely satisfy these requirements before volunteering.

Contact Mount Hope

717-665-7021RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com