Celtic shenanigans on the way to Albuquerque

May 2, 2013 by  

The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival is celebrating its 25th year and will be the host of the Worlds Masters Championship in just a couple of weeks’ time.

The Worlds Master Championship games are hosted at a park with 42 acres of flat ground ideal for the physical excursions required for the games. The brings the Highland Games to life, and it would not be surprising if poster printing, flyer printing, and banner printing has been used to advertise and promote the goings-on to people in this community, as well as the surrounding regions.

During the festival, a celebration of traditions, lifestyles, heritage, and Celtic contributions from the will be brought to life in New Mexico. The Celtic nations competing at this competition include Bretons, Britons, Galicians, Scotsmen, Welshmen, and Irishmen.

Throughout the festival, there will be Celtic music, dance, traditional foods, clothing, Celtic language, humor, stories, history, poetry, and the famous highland pipes. Sports will include hurling, rugby, Gaelic football, and many other activities including a harp performance, Highland dance, and Irish Step Dance. There will be Celtic working dogs and breeds demonstrating the way they are used in their Celtic homelands, as well as several re-enactment groups that will present the history of their homelands.

Admission is $15 per adult for one day, $20 for two days; $7 per child for one day, $10 for two days, and $10 per senior or vet for one day, $15 for two days. The festival will be happening on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19 at the Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.