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West Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games | Clan MacFarlane Hospitality Tent | Beverly, West Virginia • USA

June 14 - June 15

JOIN US…

The International Clan MacFarlane Society will host the Clan MacFarlane Hospitality tent at the West Virginia Wild and Wonderful Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The Tent will be hosted by Ken Burkitt, Commissioner to Pennsylvania, USA.

Come Join us for a weekend of Clan Fellowship and fun!

ABOUT THE WEST VIRGINIA CELTIC FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES

Schedule of Events

*TIMES AND EVENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday, June 14th, 2024

5:00 PM- 10:00 PM Gates open for vendors, participants, and campers to setup. Check in at Festival Office.

Late or early check-ins must be prearranged.

10:00 PM Camp closed.

Late Friday or early Saturday check-ins must be prearranged by calling 304-641-8770

Saturday, June 15th, 2024

Main Gate Festival Entrance:

6:00 AM- 9:00 AM Gates open for 5K, Highland games, vendors, clans, and participants to register for events and start setup. Information and check-ins at Festival Office.

8:00 AM- 7:00 PM Gates open to the public. Tickets available at the gate. Cash or credit/debit cards accepted at entrance.

All activities will pause for the playing of the National Anthem.

Parade/Games Field:

8:00 AM- 11:00 AM Heavy Athletics competition begins at Main Field. Traditional Celtic competitions test the strength and skill of our kilted competitors. Various competitions such as the stone throw, sheaf toss, hammer throw and caber toss (throwing the phone pole) take place throughout the day in varying order depending on the condition of the ground and the number of competitors.

11:00 AM- 11:15 AM Parade of Tartans. Clans and Bands. The Clans, escorted by the Pipe and Drum Bands lead the procession onto the parade field, with a multitude of Clans present, followed by all the attending Bagpipe bands marching onto the field in formation and playing several traditional tunes.

11:15 AM– 11:45 AM Massed Bands. Hear the stirring sounds of pipers and drummers echoing through the surrounding valley.

11:45 AM- 4:00 PM Heavy Athletics competition resumes.

4:00 PM- 4:30 PM Closing Ceremony and Final Massed Bands performance. All the participating bagpipe bands march onto the field in formation and play a massed performance. Winners of the Honor Band and Honor Clan for 2024 will be announced. Closing remarks will be followed by an Amazing Grace Tribute to our heroes.

4:30 PM- 5:00 PM Tug-of-War events at Main Field. Open to all children 15 and under. Kid vs the Heavy Athletes. Kids games will begin immediately after the heavy games end. This time will change accordingly.

5:00 PM- 5:30 PM- Kids Highland Games. Signups at the Festival Office throughout the day. Kids games will begin immediately after the heavy games end. This time will change accordingly.

Dance Stage:

11:00AM – 12:00 PM Opening Ceremony and Introduction of Clans.

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Cutting of the Haggis

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Ladies Haggis Toss. A perennial fan favorites. Ladies of all ages are invited to sign up (at the Festival Office) and compete for prizes. Best of two throws of a 2-pound sandbag (haggis) is measured for distance. Longest throw.

7:00 PM Signup for dance lessons. A chance to sign up for Highland dance or Appalachian Clogging classes.

Vendors Market:

9:00 AM– 7:00 PM Vendors Market open with vendors offering a wide variety of Celtic foods, goods, books, music, clothing and jewelry.

Clan Village:

9:00 AM– 11:00 AM Clan Village opens to the public. Come and find which Clan your family name is associated with and find out more about your extended family in the old country and its role in Celtic history.

12:00 PM- 7:00 PM Clan Village reopens to the public.

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Venue

Camp Pioneer
38 Pioneer Circle, Kings Run Road
Beverly, 26253 United States
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Phone
304-636-3638
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Organizer

West Virginia Wild and Wonderful Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Inc.
Phone
304-614-8770
Email
wvcelticfestandgames@gmail.com