CelticFest Mississippi FAQS & More

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When is CelticFest Mississippi?
October 23-24, 2021 

Saturday Oct 23rd 9:30am-10:30pm

Sunday Oct 24th 9:00am -7:30pm

Lakeshore Park on the Reservoir

1112 North Shore Parkway, Brandon, MS 

What’s CelticFest Mississippi and why do you do it?
CelticFest Mississippi is the main outgrowth of the Celtic Heritage Society’s mission to promote awareness and appreciation of the music, dance and culture of our ancestry from the Celtic Nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany & Galicia. The Celtic Heritage Society (CHS) is a nonprofit organization run on 100% volunteer power. The CHS has no paid staff and money raised at CelticFest pays the costs incurred while organizing the event. It also pays for other CHS projects like Monthly Irish Music Sessions & Concert Series.

Please support the CHS by becoming a Member for just $15 per year!  Click Here for Membership Info Celtic Heritage Society

Is it pronounced KELticFest or SELticFest?
It’s a hard “C”, so KELtikFest is correct. The Romans identified the “Celtae” as one of the crowds they conquered in Gaul, and Romans pronounced hard “C”s. The Boston Celtics ™ are mispronouncing their own name. 😉

How much is the admission?

Saturday or Sunday Single Day Tickets-

Adults $15

Seniors, College w/ Student ID, Active or Retired Military w/ID $12.

Kids 12-17- $8

Kids 11 and under Free with supervising Adult

Weekend Tickets- Save $3

Adults $27

Seniors, College, Military- $21

Kids 12-17- $13

What if I wanted to get in for free?
Closer to Festival time we will be giving away passes either on our Social Media pages, Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @celticfestms or through our partners.  Follow US!  The guaranteed way to get in free is to VOLUNTEER for a shift  –See the Volunteer Page

Can I buy tickets in advance or online?
Tickets will be available online on our website and at the door. 

What if it rains? CelticFest is a festival, so it’s outdoors, right?
 CelticFest goes on RAIN OR SHINE!!!  There are plenty of areas that are under cover and as Billy Connolly says, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” Wear your wellies and rain jacket and enjoy the day!

Do we bring chairs or blankets?
All of the stages and workshop areas have chairs available, so no lawn chairs or blankets are necessary. However, if spreading a blanket on the grass is your thing don’t let us stop you!

Should I bring the kids?
Absolutely! CelticFest MS is a family-friendly event with plenty of things for all audiences can attend together including live animal exhibits.

Is CelticFest wheelchair accessible? How about stroller-friendly?
The grounds are wheelchair accessible, have accessible bathrooms and accessible parking. We can handle strollers, too.

What types of Payment do you take?
We accept Cash or Card for admission.   Most Vendors take credit card payments and the CHS Booth where you will buy Beer & Wine Tickets, Raffle Tickets and your Limited Edition CelticFest T-Shirt takes Cash & Card. An ATM will be available onsite at the Entry Gate but we suggest you come with cash before hand to beat the crowd. Or better yet, get your tickets online beforehand and beat the line!

Can I take pictures or video?
To your heart’s content! There is plenty going on! Make sure you tag @CelticFestMS on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Can I bring my Celtic dog?
TBD

Will there be any Security on site?
Yes

What about Lost and Found?
If you have lost or found a child or personal property, please head for the CHS Booth. We will do our best to reunite people and property.

Where can I park? Is it Free?
Free Parking on the Festival Grounds

If I come in from out of town, where should I stay?
There are many hotels within an easy drive of the festival grounds for every budget. Our Host Hotel is Hilton Jackson. Special Festival Rate coming soon. Camping is also available at Timberland Campground adjacent to Lakeshore Park. 

Does the Celtic Heritage Society have a mailing list?
We definitely do, and we use it to get the word out about CelticFest, concerts, céilís (dance events), et cetera.  We never do anything smarmy, like trading or selling email addresses. We LIKE you, so we keep that information safe!  We are also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can sign up for our email list located on the menu at the top of the page.

I’d like to volunteer to help . How do I do that?
You are our favorite people! We cannot put on this festival without help. Visit our Volunteers page .  Students can earn community service credit by volunteering. If you work for a company who has a community outreach team we would love to have them get on board!

I’d like to be a Vendor. How do I do that?
 Check out our Vendor Info & Registration page.   Everything you need to know including the Registration Form is available there. If you have further questions about being a vendor that aren’t addressed on the info page please email celticfestms@gmail.com

What about Clans?
We would love to have you! Please follow the directions on the Vendor Info & Registration page to Register for a space. It is FREE to set up a Clan Booth and includes free admission for up to 6 members. Our Honored Clan for 2021 is Clan Gregor.

What’s “Celtic” about a ‘Moonwalk’?
It’s well known that in about 530 A.D.  St. Brendan’s ship landed on the moon, making the Celts truly the first people on the moon.

How do I contact the Festival?
Send an email to celticfestms@gmail.com