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Celtic Faire @ Genesee Country Village & Museum

June 22-23, 2024
Celtic Faire @ Genesee Country Village & Museum

An annual favorite!

Join us at GCV&M for an annual favorite – the Celtic Faire! From the Scottish Highlands, Emerald Isles, and rugged Welsh coastline to the Genesee Valley, Celtic traditions and roots run deep. Explore this rich culture at our pan-Celtic celebration of heritage music, dance, and authentic food and drink. Shop specialty vendors, see artisan demos, watch exciting Highland games, explore the Historic Village, find out about your family history at the clan booths, explore tartans in the John L. Wehle Gallery, and so much more.

Tickets for this event are not yet on sale – please check back soon!

Enjoy traditional foods, treats, and craft beverages
From Scotch eggs to historically-based craft beers on tap, the Museum will be bustling with good eats on this festival weekend! Plus, visit the D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery in the Historic Village to find fresh baked goods made on-site!

Heritage Games, Music, Dance & Folklore
Cheer on the Buffalo Heavies and Roc City Gaelic as they compete in historical Scottish demonstrations of strength, agility, and skill.  the:

Buffalo Heavies Adult Sheaf Toss – try it Sunday at 3 p.m.! ($5)
Youth Irish football and hurling clinics with Roc City Gaelic
Rock out to the stirring rhythms of A Bit of Irish Street Band and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann of Rochester. Listen as the campus echoes with the thrum of traditional melodies as played by Feadán Òr, Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums, and Rochester Scottish Pipes & Drums. Heart-pounding dance demonstrations by ROCeltic, Rochester Academy of Irish Dance, and Jamieson Irish Dance & Creative Arts will keep you on your feet!

Dive into Welsh folklore, dance, music, and culture with the return of Ruthanne Ankney. Explore Breton folk songs and dance with Michael MacNintch and Alexander Bartholomew. Hear classic legends of Celtic King Arthur with Kara Larson Maloney. Discover historic crochet and lacemaking with Deborah VanDieren of Bobbins by VanDieren.

John L. Wehle Gallery
“Tartan & Plaid Mania!”
Saturday, June 22 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This curatorial talk traces the history and tradition that is plaid and tartan. How has this fabric taken the world by storm, and how has it changed over the ages? This talk is paired with exciting plaid and tartan items from 19th-century America. Hosted by curator Brandon Brooks in the John L. Wehle Gallery.

“Celtic History of Tea”
Saturday, June 22 | 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Do you enjoy tea? Was History your favorite subject in school? Join us on a journey through the history of tea, with a particular focus on the modern day Celtic nations and their traditions surrounding the popular beverage. Hosted by Daniel Krenzer.

Tea Tasting
Saturday, June 22 | 12:15 – 1 p.m.
Take a little break and enjoy a traditional tea tasting. Two types of tea will be available to taste: one traditional hot tea and one iced tea with a modern twist. Hosted by Daniel Krenzer.

Clan Booths
Chat with visiting clan representatives for more information on lineage, genealogy, tartan history, and a host of other topics!
Clan Baird
Clan Kerr
Clan Ross

Specialty Vendors
From delectable Welsh cookies to exquisite knotwork jewelry, and fairy paraphernalia to gorgeous knits, be sure to bring your màileid-pòca (wallet) when exploring our array of specialty vendors!
Blue Toucan Studios
Carriage House Creations
ClipClocks
Country Crafts Custom Woodworking
Dacian Falx Leatherworks
Dotties’ Lemonade
Dragon Moon Creations
European Sheepskins
Goblin Parlor Games
Infamous Welsh Cookie Co.
Lauren Rae Pottery
Lazy Acres Alpacas
Lilla Rose
Lords of the Seas
Meliora Crystals & Minerals
Mostly Celtic Beadwork
Otter Lake Farm & Fiber
Philly Irish Shop by Donegal Importers
Rencraft
TeaLicious Trendz
Tenderfoot Flora
Check back to explore our growing list of vendors.

Tea House in Hosmer's Inn
Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join us in Hosmer’s Inn for a tea house!

Ticket Information
Museum Members: FREE
Adults: $23
Seniors (62+): $20
Students (13 – 18): $20
Youth (3 – 12): $17
Children (under 3): FREE
GCV&M Member admission is FREE and guaranteed for this weekend.

 

 
Location Information
Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Road
Mumford, NY 14511
Website: www.gcv.org/event/celtic-faire-2/
 
Contact Information
Program Registrar
Email: info@gcv.org
Phone: 585-538-6822
   



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