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21st Annual Celtic Festival and Marketplace

September 29th – October 1st, 2017,

The 21st Annual Celtic Festival and Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 29th through October 1st at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley California, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines. 

There are eight stages and performance areas. The Nevada County Fairgrounds are transformed into a Celtic Village and headline concert venue. World–famous musicians perform on our main stage. Musical headliners for this year include sevenpiece Scottish band Skerryvore, Nova Scotian sister duo Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Celtic power trio Story Road, veterans John Whelan & Low lily, Irish sister quarter Screaming Orphans and many more.

Shopping and dining opportunities abound with over 50 vendors and a complete Irish Pub. Hundreds of regional performers, singers, bagpipers, actors, jugglers and storytellers roam the fairgrounds.

Friday afternoon hosts the Free Youth Arts program and the evening includes pageantry and jousting with the Royal Tournament and Gathering of the Clans and the Friday night Ceildh – a Celtic party with music, dancing and revelry under the stars.

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in with jam sessions and workshops throughout the weekend. History buffs can explore several encampments of “Guilds” who re-create points and places in time. Exciting and educational, the Celtic Animals exhibit houses falcons, eagles, hawks, owls, sheep and ponies.

Revelers make music into the night in the campgrounds complete with tall trees and a lake. Camping and RV hookups are available on–site.

Amateur and professional athletes test their strength and skill in Scottish Games.

Children are kept engaged with arts and crafts, story-telling and romping on straw bales. We hope you and your family will join us for this year’s KVMR Celtic Festival.

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