Three local families to be celebrated in Celtic style

June 15, 2013 by  

The 17th annual Celtic Heritage Festival will take place for two days this July in Horsham. The festival celebrates the heritage of the Graeme, Keith, and Fergusson families, and all those who share kinship.

The festival will start off each day with a flag raising ceremony. There will be plenty of activities that will appeal to everyone regardless of age, such as a haggis eating contest, living history demonstrations, historic house tours, and Highland games. Music will be provided by such performers as Blackwater, Glengarry Bhoys, and Seamus Kennedy. The festival will also feature Celtic dancing (both Scottish and Irish), pipe and drum bands, children’s activities, a dog show, and a kilt-making workshop.

Arts and crafts vendors will also be in attendance at the festival and will likely be selling Celtic-related items such as crests, clothing, artworks and decorative accessories. Food will also be available for purchase. The festival looks set to be a great way for those with a Celtic family background to celebrate, and to give those who do not the chance to experience it for themselves.

The festival will likely attract visitors from all over the area, including nearby Lansdale. Local print companies have probably provided items such as flyers, posters, and brochures to allow the organizers to advertise the festival throughout the area.

The Celtic Heritage Festival will take place at Graeme Park in Horsham from July 20 – 21. Admission is free. For more information call 213-343-0965.