2018 Celtic Fling Ticket Information:

Single-Day General Admission (Sat OR Sun): $25.95 Online/$29.95 Front Gate
Two-Day General Admission (Sat AND Sun): $35 Online Only
Single-Day Children (ages 5-11) Admission: $11.95 Online/Front Gate
Two-Day Children (ages 5-11) Admission: $15 Online Only
Children Ages 4 and Under: Free!
Friday Night Concert: $27.95 Online/$29.95 Front Gate
Friday Night Conert Children (ages 5-11): $10.95

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 20th annual Celtic Fling and Highland Games at Mount Hope kicks off with the Friday Kick-Off Concert on June 22 (Gates open at 4PM) and spreads across the 35-acre Shire on Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2018 (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 22. 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


Tickets to the 2019 Celtic Fling go on sale during the Holiday Open House, November 23–25 & December 1&ndas;2. Please check back for more information.

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 2018 Celtic Schedule to start planning your visit today!



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Friday Kick-Off Concert

The 20th annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope kicks off on Friday, June 22 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 on the Virtual Box Office, or $29.95 Day-Of at the 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.”

Screaming Orphans

Screaming Orphans

7:00-8:00PM
Also Performing Saturday

The Screaming Orphans are the four Diver sisters from Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. They have carved a great reputation of being a captivating and entertaining live band in Europe and America combining their own original pop/rock music with the Céilí tradition style of music that was inherited from their family roots.

House of Hamill

House of Hamill

5:45-6:30PM
Also Performing Saturday

Whether House of Hamill is playing songs from their debut album or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels, their chemistry onstage is always engaging and often hilarious. 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.

Fitzgeralds

The Fitzgeralds

4:30-5:15PM
Also Performing Saturday

If you want to see a performance that is energetic and utterly engaging, look no further than the stepdancing and fiddling siblings called The Fitzgeralds. They fuse their traditional Canadian fiddle styles with modern styles, while “step” sisters Julie and Kerry display in intricacy of footwork that is simply magical.

Bands at the
2018 Celtic Fling

Celtic performers fill the Shire with music from eight stages throughout the day! Please check back for the official 2018 Celtic Fling schedule.

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!

Dublin 5

Dublin 5

Sunday Only

This high octane group has an eclectic mix of traditional roots and blazing instrumentals with an amped up rock twist that is sure to keep you on edge until the final song has been played.

Enter the Haggis

Enter the Haggis

Sunday Only

Electric. Eclectic. Celtic. Enter the Haggis is one of the great Celtic Rock bands in the U.S., and they continue to bring messages of love, life and family to their listeners.

Jamison

Jamison

Sunday Only

Dynamic Irish reels mixed into rock, reggae, modern pop, hip-hop and dance covers. Fans are sure to leave the show with a sweaty shirt and an excitement that few live shows can produce.

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.

Pigeon Kings

Pigeon Kings

Saturday & Sunday

The Pigeon Kings is a true labor of love and passion, and an "insurrection resurrection" for anyone struggling to find their own voice amidst the noise of the status quo.

Poor Man's Gambit

Poor Man's Gambit

Sunday Only

This trio of traditional Celtic musicians, features a mixture of driving tunes, percussive Irish dance, and three-part vocal harmony that sets them apart.

The Rogue Diplomats

The Rogue Diplomats

Saturday Only

Spirited melodies and lyrical story-telling of traditional Irish jigs, shanties, drinking songs and ballads combine with a dash of contemporary American folk songs and original compostiions.

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 Town Pants

The Town Pants

Sunday Only

Rarely does a band have this combination of passion, energy animation and spirit that makes for some of the most imaginative songwriting you'll find in the genre.

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.

The Elders

The Elders

Sunday, 6-9PM • Globe Stage

The Elders were founded in 1998 by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. From the beginning The Elders seemed to be channeling something ancient and enduring – something unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Their ability to bring together the art of story telling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical acclaim in numerous publications such as PASTE Magazine, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Music Row Magazine, Goldmine Magazine, TRAD Magazine (France), Chicago Sun-Times, Kansas City Star and more.

The Elders have headlined major Celtic Festivals in North America and Europe. For the past 14 years they have sponsored a tour of Ireland in which fans are invited to join in on an extraordinary 12-day excursion visiting historical and geographical sights during the day and gathering at a local pub or ballroom at night for pints and performances by the band.



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 2018 Celtic Fling & Highland Games, please call 717-665-7021.

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.

Men in Kilts Competition

Ball & Chain Stage - 4:00 Saturday, 4:30 Sunday • 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

Ball & Chain Stage - 1:30 Saturday & Sunday • 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

Ball & Chain Stage - 5:30 Saturday & Sunday • 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

Ball & Chain Stage - 12:15 Saturday, 3:00 Sunday • 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!

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. Visit their Official Website to learn more!

Scoil Rince na Connemara

Scoil Rince na Connemara

Scoil Rince na Connemara from Northeastern Pennsylvania has been entertaining crowds at the Celtic Fling for 7 years. The mission of this innovative dance group is to further Irish culture by showing the true beauty, grace, and athleticism of Irish dance which includes intricate solo stepdancing, artistic group choreography, and traditional ceili dancing. Connemara is renowned for their unique blend of progressive stepdancing with modern Celtic sounds that is often imitated, but never duplicated. Visit their Official Website to learn more!

Living History

The Celtic Fling brings history to life with demonstrations, re-enactments, encampments, traditional demonstrations and more! View the 2018 schedule for exact times and locations.

The 69th PA Irish Volunteer Reenactors

69th PA Irish Reenactors

Living History Encampment • Times Vary
During the American Civil War, the 69th PA Irish Volunteers fought in every campaign with the Army of the Potomac under the green battle flag to save the Union. Today, renactors honor their memory by participating in living history programs; they were truly the "Rock of Erin." Learn more at PA69Irish.com.

La Forge Blacksmith

Blacksmithing Demo

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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

2nd Floor of Mount Hope Winery • Sunday, 10AM
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

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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!

Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance

Scottish Country Dance

Celtic Traditions at MacGuffin Stage • Times Vary
In 1982, The Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance Society (HSCDS) was founded to promote the art of Scottish Country Dancing in Central PA. They offer the chance to learn the traditional steps, patterns and dances, both old and new, which are danced today in groups world-wide and on every continent, including Antarctica. HBGDiocese.org

Irish Harp

Irish Harp

Celtic Traditions at MacGuffin Stage • 11:15AM-6PM
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. Learn about the legendary wirestrung harp of Ireland: WireHarp.com

Irish Storytelling

Irish Storytelling

Celtic Traditions at MacGuffin Stage • Times Vary
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

Celtic Traditions at MacGuffin Stage • 11:15AM-6PM
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

Bosworth Field: Clans & Societies Area, 11AM-7PM
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.

Scottish Gaelic Presentation

Tales of the Gaels

Celtic Traditions at MacGuffin Stage • Times Vary
Join us for a presentation about the Scottish Gaelic language. Sharing his knowledge and love of Scottish culture is George Hamilton. George graduated in 2012 from the University of Glasgow with joint honors in Gaelic language/literature and Celtic civilization. He will be talking about the history of the language and maybe even teaching a few words.

Loch Rannoch Pipe & Drums

Loch Rannoch Pipes & Drums was formed in 1997 and marched in its first parade with just five members. Today the award winning Loch Rannoch Pipes & Drums marches with 23 members. While based in Bucks County the band has marched in parades from New York City to Edinburgh Scotland and has performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Members of the band have performed for Her Majesty the Queen of England and can be heard on the soundtrack of several movies. The band was even asked to audition for a soft drink commercial. Visit their Official Website to learn more!

Loch Rannoch Pipe & Drums
Loch Rannoch Pipe & Drums
Loch Rannoch Pipe & Drums
Loch Rannoch Pipe & Drums

Highland Games at the Celtic Fling

Annual Sanctioned Highland Games

Saturday Only (11AM-6PM, Joust Arena): 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 Alexandria, VA, and in the coveted North American Highland Games Championship in Richmond, VA in October. The Athlete is also presented a symbolic Highland Claymore sword.

M.A.S.A. (Mid-Atlantic Scottish Athletics) is the official sanctioning organization of the majority of the Heavy Events competitions held in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. Learn more at HeavyEvents.com


Highland Games Demonstrations

Sunday Only (1PM & 3PM, Joust Arena): Experts will be on hand to provide information about the games and give a brief demonstration. Afterwards, patrons 18 and older are invited to try their hand at hurling a caber and tossing a sheaf! Participation sign ups begin 30 minutes prior to the event. Space is limited.

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.
Using a three-tined pitchfork, competitors hurl a 20-pound burlap bag filled with straw over ever-higher standards. Each contestant has three tries to clear the bar. The standard continues to be raised until only one competitor remains that has cleared the tallest height.
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

Merchants at the Celtic Fling

A variety of Celtic merchants will join us at the Fling to showcase their unique wares and traditional crafts. View the 2017 merchants below and please check back for updated 2018 information.

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

Abbey Scriptorium

Artisan/Merchant

Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library

A Lit'le Irish Too

Artisan/Merchant

Irish Gifts and Souvenirs

The Amazing Maze

Games/Rides

Find Your Way Out of This Life-Sized Maze

American Highlander

Artisan/Merchant

High-Quality, Affordable Kilts

Amerikilts

Artisan/Merchant

Contemporary, American-Made Kilts

Archery Through the Ages

Demonstrator/Artisan

Archery Demonstration and Handmade Longbows

As You Like It

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More

The Aviary

Demonstrator

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

Beads & Ladies

Artisan/Merchant

Fine Court Accessories

Bean's Baubles

Artisan/Merchant

Crocheted Wire Jewelry

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

Broken Art Mosaics

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafter Mosaic Skulls

Button Down the Hatches

Artisan/Merchant

Button Jewelry and Unique Gifts

Captured Curls

Artisan/Merchant

Hair Accessories

Captured Curves

Artisan/Merchant

Pirate-Inspired Corsets and Clothing

The Carolina Celt

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Themed Merchandise

Casta Diva

Artisan/Merchant

Corsets and Apparel

Catskill Moccasins

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather Shoes to Fit Your Feet

The Celtic Cowboy

Artisan/Merchant

Leather Belts and Accessories

Celitc Treasures

Artisan/Merchant

Brewery Apparel, Jewelry, Hats

Celtic Vibe

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Inspired Jewelry, Hats and Clothing

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

Children of Ireland

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Children's Clothing

Chimes and Charms

Artisan/Merchant

Oil Paintings & Up-cycled Art

Classic Irish Imports

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Gifts

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

Crystal Palace

Artisan/Merchant

Crystal Artowrk and Display Pieces

Cynful Bliss

Food/Drink

Alcohol Infused Desserts

D & L Re-Creations

Artisan/Merchant

Custom Natural Gemstone Jewelry

Delighted Eye

Artisan/Merchant

Everything for Home and Garden…And More

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Demonstrator/Artisan

Beautiful Glass Wares and Daily Glassblowing Demos

Dress Your Dreams

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Apparel

The Drum Girl

Artisan/Merchant

Shamanic Drum Art

Dungeon Museum

Games/Rides

Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon

Eire's Irish Gifts

Artisan/Merchant

Irish Sweaters, Coat of Arms

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

Finely Crafted by Cara

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted and Embroidered Items

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

Ginny's Hair Jewelry

Artisan/Merchant

Unique Hair Clips

Henna Body Art

Services/Artisan

Ornate and Unique Temporary Designs

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 Lass Glass

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Designed Glassware

Irish Imports International

Artisan/Merchant

Irish Clothing and Gifts

Iron Intentions

Demonstrator/Artisan

Demonstrating Blacksmith and Hand-Crafted Iron Products

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

John Hay Cigars

Artisan/Merchant

Cigars and Accessories

Jon Carraher Artworks

Artisan/Merchant

Mythical Fine Art

Julia Busko Illustration

Artisan/Merchant

Original Illustrations and Art Prints

Just a Little Twisted

Food/Drink

Hand Rolled Pretzels & Bolis

Just Peachy Jewels

Artisan/Merchant

Silver and Hand Beaded Jewelry

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

Lion's Den

Demonstrator/Artisan

Hand-Crafted Leather Items

Lords & Ladies

Artisan/Merchant

Renaissance Apparel

Lords of the Sea

Artisan/Merchant

Unique Celtic Wares

MaD Design

Artisan/Merchant

Etched Glassware - "No One Should Drink Out of a Plain Glass!"

Magical Mysteries - Sparkle Strands

Artisan/Merchant

Silk Sparkle Hair Extensions

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

Motley H

Artisan/Merchant

Upcycled Skits and Scarves

Mystical Realm Artisan

Artisan/Merchant

Metal Hair Twisters and Such

Nature's Heirlooms

Artisan/Merchant

Hair Wrapping, Rocks, and Gems

Norse Naturals

Artisan/Merchant

All Natural Bread & Body Products

Oh My Goddess

Artisan/Merchant

One-of-a-Kind Gifts and Tapestries

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

Persephone's Hollow

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafter Self-Care Items

Pewter Shop

Artisan/Merchant

A Wide Selection of Pewter and Accessories

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

RD Shadez

Artisan

Wood Sunglasses and Watches

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

Candles and Soaps

The Rook and the Rose

Demonstrator/Artisan

Copper & Wooden 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

Ruth Roy's Herbs

Artisan

Diverse Herbal Products

Saravasti's Call

Artisan/Merchant

Gypsy Apparel

Scentsy

Artisan/Merchant

Wax and Warmers

The Scottish Cottage

Food/Drink

Celtic Fare, Scottish BBQ, Shepard's Pie

Scottish Gourmet USA

Food/Drink

Scottish Food and Gifts

Scottish Online Store

Artisan/Merchant

Bagpipes, Scottish Souvenirs, and More

Sir Launch A Lot

Artisan/Merchant

Marshmallow Catapults and Other Fun Wares

Splinter Lip Mug Company

Artisan

Custom Wooden Mugs

Steak on a Stake

Food/Drink

Beef or Chicken Skewered for your Pleasure

Sullivans Fur Shed

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Pelts, Hats, and Bags

Swords & Shields

Artisan/Merchant

Artistically Decorated Wooden Swords/Shields

Tasty Nuts

Food/Drink

The Name Says it All

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

Up Your Kilt

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Made Clothing

USA Kilts

Artisan/Merchant

Kilts & Highland Wear

Utopia Armory

Demonstrator/Artisan

Chain Mail and Metal Works

Wash Your Mouth Out with Soap Co.

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Soap, Bath/Body Products

Wayward Leather Designs

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather Goods

Wee Dragon

Artisan/Merchant

Children's Costumes

Whiskey Inspirations, LLC

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Wood and Glass Items

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.
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. Service animals are permitted following the guidelines set forth by the ADA. 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
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

2018 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 2018 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.

Click Here to Fill out the Volunteer Application!

Contact Mount Hope

717-665-7021RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com