Celtic Fling And Highland Games At Mount Hope: Let The Summer Merriment Begin!

May 26, 2015

Yearning for some merriment as summer kicks into gear? You’ll find it at the seventeenth annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope Estate & Winery on June 27 – 28, 2015. If you’ve never experienced this event, I encourage you to work it into your vacation schedule this year. The rollicking celebration is just a short and easy half-hour drive from the Historic Smithton Inn.

On the 35-acre shire, you can enjoy traditional and modern Celtic music, mouth-watering Celtic cuisine, masterly brewed Swashbuckler ales, Mount Hope’s renowned wines, and much more.

Here’s a glimpse of the entertainment lineup, featuring the rich heritage of the Irish, Scots Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Bretons, and Galecians/Asturians, at this year’s Celtic Fling:

  • Musical performances (including Albannach and Dublin 5) 
  • Competitions (including a Men in Kilts contest!) 
  • Irish dancers  
  • Celtic Pipe Bands 
  • Clans and Celtic Societies 
  • Sports demonstrations (including hurling) 
  • Merchants with Celtic wares and crafts for sale 
  • Celtic cuisine (including Scotch eggs, cheeses, mead, and more)
Pipe bands at Mount Hope Celtic Fling

Plus there’s a Friday Night Concert on June 26 to kick off the weekend’s fun and frivolity!

You can purchase single day passes, two-day passes, and/or concert tickets at the gate, or you can purchase them in advance online at a discounted rate.

I hope you’ll decide to take part in this unbridled celebration of Celtic culture! And remember, if you’re looking for a comfy place for you and your visiting friends and family to stay while you’re in town that weekend, we’ll be happy to accommodate you. Make your reservations now!

By Rebecca Gallagher

Images courtesy of Mt. Hope Estate & Winery/PA Renaissance Faire