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    Name: Garrett County Celtic Festival
    Date: June 1, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
    Trip Builder: View Trip
    Event Description:
    The annual Garrett County Celtic Festival celebrates the heritage, art, and culture of Appalachian immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. The day-long festival along the bonnie banks of the Youghiogheny River in the village of Friendsville is a fun event for the whole family! Activities include: 

    * Musical performances by IONA, Aurora Celtic, Lynne Dale, Greg Latta
    * The Duffy School of Irish Dance, Potomac Highlands Scottish Country Dancers
    * Multiple pipes and drums bands
    * Highland Athletes
    * Sheepherding demonstrations
    * History and storytelling
    * Glen of Clans
    * Childrens' activities
    * Artisan Marketplace

    Rain or shine! There are many covered areas throughout the park in the event of inclement weather. Free parking, facilities ADA accessible. Tickets $15 for adults, students 5-18 $5, children under 4 are free. Discounted advance tickets available at gccelticfestival.com.

    Friendsville Community Park
    Old River Rd., Friendsville, MD 21531

    Contact Information:
    $15 Adults, Students $5, Children under 4 free
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