Ready for some Rollicking? Then Don’t Miss the Mount Hope Estate & Winery Celtic Fling and Highland Games

May 19, 2014

The sixteenth annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games will bring lots of merriment to the Shire on June 28 – 29, 2014. If you haven’t experienced this event, I encourage you to put it on your calendar this year. The frivolity is just a short and easy half-hour drive from the Historic Smithton Inn.

From traditional and modern Celtic music to mouth-watering Celtic cuisine to Swashbuckler ales and much more, the fling brings fun and a taste of centuries-old cultures and their traditions.

Here’s just a short list of what you’ll find as you celebrate the heritage of the Irish, Scots Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Bretons, and Galecians/Asturians at this year’s Celtic Fling:

  • Musical performances (including Gaelic Storm and Albannach) 
    Bagpipes at Mt. Hope Estate & Winery's Celtic Fling

  • Competitions (including Men’s Best Legs in a Kilt contest!) 
  • Irish dancers  
  • Celtic Pipe Bands 
  • Clans and Celtic Societies 
  • Sports demonstrations (including hurling and rugby) 
  • Merchants with Celtic wares and crafts for sale 
  • Celtic cuisine (including Scotch eggs, cheeses, mead, and more)

Plus there’s a Friday Night Concert to kick off the weekend’s festivities!

Single-day tickets for the Celtic Fling are available at the gate for $26.95, but you can purchase them in advance online for $23.95. Children’s tickets are $10.95.

You can save by buying a two-day pass (valid for Saturday and Sunday). They’re available online only, and the cost is $35 for Adults and $15 for Children.

Tickets for the concert on Friday night are available online now for $27.95 or at the gate for $29.95.

Enjoy the celebration…and don’t forget your kilt!

By Rebecca  Gallagher

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