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New Celtic festival is coming to West Virginia


West Virginia Wild and Wonderful Celtic Festival and Highland Games Inc is bringing a new Celtic festival to West Virginia.

The festival will be held each year on the third weekend in June at 4H Camp Pioneer in Beverly, West Virginia. Camp Pioneer is the perfect venue for this event. They have on-site camping and RV sites, a huge arena, livestock barns, and plenty of room.

This year’s Celtic festival will be held on June 17, 2023. Organizers have been busy preparing for this event for nearly a year now. They have lined up a huge number of activities and entertainment for their inaugural event. There will be activities for young and old alike.

Some of the activities will be Highland cows, sheep and duck herding demonstrations, and Celtic dogs. The West Virginia Highland Dancers from Elkins will be giving dance performances and a few dance lessons for anyone that would like to have a try. The West Virginia Highlanders pipe and drum band will be on hand playing their pipes and drums. There are six Celtic music bands that will play a variety of music throughout the day.

The festival will also feature Celtic ancestry tents, clan villages, live Celtic music, storytelling, blacksmith demonstrations, Celtic food, Celtic merchandise and much more. There will be fully sanctioned highland games, including a very rare adaptive, amateur, and kid’s class.

The festival is still looking for more traditional Celtic food vendors and volunteers for the event. Any non-profit organizations looking to get involved with the festival are also encouraged to reach out to the organizers.

For more information on the West Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games, go to the festival’s website at wvcelticfestandgames.com or email wvcelticfestandgames@gmail.com.

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