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 ales, wines, ciders, and more!
Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, Gates Open at 11AM
Plus Friday Kick-Off Concert, June 24 • Gates Open at 5PM
2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545
Single Day Admission (Valid Saturday OR Sunday)
General Admission: $31.95
Children (5-11): $13.95
Children (4 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required
Two-Day Tickets (Valid Saturday AND Sunday)
Only Available Online
General Admission: $46.95
Children (5-11): $20.95
Children (4 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required
Friday Night Concert Tickets (Valid Friday Only
General Admission: $29.95
Children (5-11): Free, No Ticket Required
Children (4 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required
• Tickets are date specific and must be reserved in advance. There are a limited amount of tickets per date and they may sell out.
• Tickets were available for purchase on the Virtual Box Office.
• Tickets are sold only through this website's Box Office and not through third-party sellers.
• Celtic Fling is a Rain or Shine Event
We are happy to welcome groups to the Celtic Fling at Mount Hope! With unique entertainment/activities, the Celtic Fling is the perfect place to bring your group. Please visit the Group Sales Page for more information (for groups of 15+).
No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to sample from the wineries 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.
Celtic performers will fill the Shire with music throughout the day from various stages throughout the fairegrounds 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!
The 23rd annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope kicks off on Friday, June 24 at 5PM with the Celtic Kick-Off Concert—featuring some of our favorite performers! Bring your appetite and enjoy delicious foods and refreshing beers, wines, ciders & spirits while listening to the live music. Gates open at 5PM.
Kick-Off Concert Ticket Pricing:
General Admission: $29.95
Children's Admission (Ages 11 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required
Purchase Your Tickets on the Virtual Box Office!
Named after Ukrainian nomads, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance, rock concert experience. Nashville's Music City Roots says Scythian is 'what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling', and the Washington Post claims "Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses." The foursome made up of Alexander Fedoryka (Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmonica), Danylo Fedoryka (Vocals, Guitar, Accordion), Ethan Dean (Vocals, Upright and Electric Bass, Percussion, Guitar) and Johnny Rees (Vocals, Drums, Percussion) brings various influences together to create a conglomerate which is technically precise and steeped in various folk traditions: The classically trained Fedoryka brothers grew up on Ukrainian folk music and bluegrass, while Ethan Dean was raised on the greats of 60's & 70's folk-rock. Lafayette LA raised Johnny Rees brings a Cajun backbeat to the Celtic-Americana fusion giving Scythian yet another dimension which keeps audiences entertained and moving. Scythian is coming off its most prolific year in 2020 with over 1,000 hours of live streams during the Covid Lockdowns, release of two new albums (Roots & Stones and Quaranstream: The Album) and four new music videos. You have to catch the live show to understand why The Cammel City Dispatch said of their Merlefest performance: "[Scythian gives] no quarter in their quest to entertain and bring a joy to their music that gives it an irony-free, wide open feel of manic possibility. The playing is technically brilliant, but it is the energy that carries the day."
Kilmaine Saints is a band formed on good whiskey and bad intentions. The brainchild of two members of a Harrisburg Pipe & Drum band, this project was originally created with the sole intent of getting them free beer at St. Patrick's Day shows in the central PA area (and might I add- mission accomplished). After incorporating the help of fellow members from the pipe band and other notable musicians from the area, they soon realized they were in for one hell of a ride. This explosive Celtic rock band from central PA will steal your heart, your spirit, and your pint when you're not looking.
Rover's Way is a musical duo taking their inspiration from the trad and folk traditions of the Celtic Isles, Newfoundland, Canada, and the US. Matt and Keira travel the country full time, performing at festivals and events. While most weekends you can find them on a Renaissance Festival stage, they are equally excited to entertain at the local pub, and jam at the local session!
Celtic performers fill the Shire with music throughout the day! All bands will be playing both days of the Celtic Fling. Band schedules (stages and times) are listed below. Click here to view the Program including weekend Schedule & Map. *All information is subject to change.
Chess Stage - 12:00, 3:00 & 6:00
Founded in 2005, this Pipes & Drum band has taken the USA by storm. Their unique style, charismatic stage performance, and love for all things Scottish has drawn crowds from coast to coast.
Ball & Chain - 12:45, 3:45 & 6:30
A high energy Celtic Quintet created for the 2021 Fling! This burly crew of professional musicians have been performing together in various combos for most of this century (and some of the last)!
Globe Stage - 12:30, 3:15 & 6:15
For the better part of two decades, Toronto's Enter the Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound.
Hart Stage - 12:30, 3:15 & 6:00
It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, mind-blowing step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart.
Globe Stage - 11:15, 1:45 & 4:45
Based out of Kansas City, FRH plays a wide variety of music including high-energy Irish-infused-rock with just a dash of country and bluegrass and inspires all to renew their love for music.
Ball & Chain - 11:30, 2:15 & 5:15
Whether they're ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note.
Chess Stage - 1:30, 4:30
Formed in 1995 as a military-style pipes and drums band. In honor of a past Pipe Major our uniforms emulate the Black Watch. We enjoy getting together to play the music of Scotland and Ireland and provide Celtic flair to events in our area. We rehearse in Annville, welcome new members and offer lessons as well.
Boarshead - 11:30, 2:15 & 5:00
An Irish-American Pub Band based in New York City & Bethlehem, PA. Their unique blend of contemporary folk and traditional Irish music is delivered with charm and off-the-cuff humor.
Hart Stage - 11:15, 2:00 & 4:30
Musical duo taking their inspiration from the trad and folk traditions of the Celtic Isles, Newfoundland, Canada and the US. Matt and Keira travel the country full time, performing at festivals & events.
Boarshead - 1:00, 3:39 & 6:30
A genre-breaking, chart-topping all sister band from Ireland that is known worldwide for their award-winning sound, combining their original pop songs with a unique take on traditional Irish music.
O'Malley's - 11:30, 2:45 & 5:15
Five siblings create a fusion of Celtic and roots music on harp, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, fiddle and more. Their fresh arrangements of classic Irish songs as well as original music will have you singing and clapping along!
Endgame - 11:15, 2:00 & 5:00
A unique Celtic Folk Rock band from Columbia, SC, taking inspiration from Celtic history, stories and myths, to create powerful songs with themes like battle, love, and victory.
You can compete at the Celtic Fling in some of the fun events 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.Click here to view the Program including weekend Schedule & Map. *All events below are subject to change.
Discovery Stage - 12:00 • 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.
Chess Stage - 2:15 • For Highlanders 11 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.
Chess Stage - 5:15 • Strut your stuff or simply root for your favorite as up to 12 kilted competitors strive to earn your admiration, and great prizes too! Open for the first time to anyone who thinks they've got the stuff; see if any of them can go the whole nine yards! If you've got swagger in your pleats or just want a seat, you should join us for what promises to be the wildest Fling contest of the weekend.
The Celtic Fling brings history to life with demonstrations, re-enactments, traditional demonstrations and more! Click here to view the Program including weekend Schedule & Map. *All information subject to change.
La Forge, 11:30, 2:30 & 6:30
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.
Barn & Barrel, 10AM Sunday Only
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
Dragon's Breath Glassworks, 12:30, 3:00 & 6:00
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.
Hart Stage, 1:30 & 5:30
Join Sir Argyle Douglas, as he weaves comedy and storytelling into a cooking demonstration of Scotland's most famous dish, Haggis. This exhibition features an authentic Scottish "plushie" sheep happily providing authentic "plushie" organs thus enabling everyone to savour the experience without any worries about "nasty bits". You will not only walk away enriched, you will have a new meal with which to impress your friends, as well as some jokes for the "office" or "school". This show is fun for the whole Family!
Endgame, 12:45 & 3:45
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
Various Locations Throughout the Day
Robert Mouland has been playing Traditional Irish Music for more than 40 years. You can see him wandering about the grounds in a small wooden cart performing on fiddle, whistle and Irish uilleann pipes. As he plays, small puppets called marionettes a' la planchette dance on a board while suspended from a single string. They have been seen throughout Europe for at least four hundred years. Click to learn more: WireHarp.com
Mermaid Stage Throughout the Day
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.
Mermaid Stage Throughout the Day
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.
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 2022 Celtic Fling & Highland Games, please call 717-665-7021 or click here to fill out the contact form.
11AM-7PM, Joust Arena as Bosworth Field
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
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.
Don't forget to pick up your official Celtic Fling merchandise during your visit to the grounds of Mount Hope Estate!
Commemorate your visit to the 2022 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. Available for purchase at Informistress or at the Mount Hope Wine Shop. Sizes subject to availability.
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 information is subject to change. Please continue to check back as the merchant list is updated.
Interested in becoming a Celtic Fling merchant? Click here for more information!
Quality Irish Goods
Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library
Kilts and Clothing
Assorted Cheese Menu Items
Archery Demonstration and Hand-Made Longbows
Hand-Crafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More
Have your questions answered by our longtime resident falconer, Ash Cary
Everything for the Woodsman, Rangers, Adventurers, and Explorers
Spreadable Bacon Jam
Fantasy, Licensed Swords
Trimmings for the Upper Class
Pottery Sculpted Before Your Eyes
Button Jewelry and Unique Gifts
Assorted Candy Goods
Vintage Umbrellas, Canes, and Walking Sticks
Unique Hair Accessories
Hand-Crafted Leather Footwear
Celtic, Irish & Scottish Inspired Bags
Tooled Leather Belts
Unique Celtic Goods
Brewery Apparel, Jewelry, Hats
Fashion for the Modern Day Celt
Fresh Steak or Chicken Sandwiches
Children's Celtic Clothing
Upcycled Bottles and Unique Wares
Witchy Creations and Trinkets
Honey, Honey Accessories, Bee Decor
Upscale Precious Jewels and Pearls
Hand-Made Corsets and Vests
Human Powered Snow Cone Machine
Wood Bowls, Pens, Bottle Stoppers & More
Glass Wares, Demonstrations, and Classes
Clothing for All Good Gentles
Armor and Child Friendly Swords
Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon
Unique Leather Wares
Electric Burned Wood Art
Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, and More
Hand-Crafted Leather Goods
Children's Toys, Wind Spinners, Soaps
Renaissance House Wares and Gifts
Fresh Cotton Candy
Unique Face Painting and Henna
Challenge Your Friends to a Sword Fighting Duel
16th Century Apparel for the Fanciful Traveler
Celtic Airbrush Tattoos & Tees
Specialty Teas and Tea-Related Gifts
Exquisite Amber Jewelry
Gems, Rocks, Pendulums & Such
Tarot Card Reading and More
Hand-Poured Candles and On-Site Candle Carver
Celtic and Magic Delights
Herbs, Incense & Garden Art
High Quality Chainmaille Art & Craftwork
Giant, Soft Baked, Organic & Natural Cookies
Board Games, Dice, Wands
Mini Clippable Purses
Heraldry & Coat of Arms
A set of Horns to Suit Every Personality
Hand-Sculpted Puppet Creations
Traditional Welsh Cookies
Information Booth & Official Celtic Fling Merch
Assorted Flavored Jerky
Soft Pretzels, Pretzel Hot-Dogs & More
Handcrafted Cigars and Accessories From Here and Abroad
Fashion Corsets & Garb
Live Blacksmith Demos
High Quality Jewelry
Hand-Crafted Leather Clothing and Shoes
Boxes, Lockets and Such
Quality Homemade Vegetarian Soaps, Bath Bombs & More
Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks; Magical and Mystical Wares
Handmade bellydance, renaissance, celtic, steampunk and viking style up cycled clothing
Come See Your Moon Phase On Any Special Day
Antiques, Jewelry & Much More
All Natural Beard & Body Products
Unique, One-of-a-Kind Gifts, Specialties, and Finds
Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts
Unique Braids and Twists to Wear Around the Shire
Funnel Cake, Peasant Bread, and Lemonade
Hand-Poured Pewter and Accessories
"Twisted" Take on Favorite Sandwiches& Snacks
Gourmet Flavored Pretzels
Purses, Crystal, and Elaborate Jewelry
Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes
Handcrafted Sewn Goods
Hats, Feather Work, and Tapestries
High-Quality Leather Armour and Accessories
Unique Renaissance, Steampunk & Victorian Hats
Gourmet Sauces, Rubs & Seasonings
Boldly, Beautiful Hats and Accessories
Kilts, Bagpipes, and More
Leaf Spirits Come to Life
Celtic, Irish, Scottish Apparel & Goods
Marbled Silk Scarves & More
Music & Import Shop
Henna Tattoo Art
Unique, Beautiful & Often Colorful Treasures
Stained Glass Artwork
Beef, Chicken or Shrimp
Wands, Gemstones, and Copper Wares
Author & Artist Talyn Draconmore
Artistically Decorated Wooden Swords/Shields
Ethical, Organic & Unique Magical Tools
Embroidered Felt Accessories
Various Sauces & Condiments
Chain Mail and Metal Works
Unique, Hand Made Leatherwork
Children's Costumes and Hats
Choose a Potion, Make a Keepsake
You Buy It, You Break It! Smash a Variety of Glassware
Fanciful and Fantastical Statuary
Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome
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 fill out the contact form below.