CelticFest Mississippi FAQS & More

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Where is CelticFest Mississippi?
Lakeshore Park on the Reservoir

Off of North Shore Parkway, Brandon, MS  For Accurate GPS use 6023 Lakeshore Park, 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.

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. 😉

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 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

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 including all of the stages 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? What about food?
All of the stages and workshop areas have chairs but you’re welcome to bring your own chairs & blankets. The Great Lawn next to the Water’s Edge Main Stage is a perfect spot to spread out!

No Outside Food or Drinks. We’ll have multiple Food Vendors onsite.

Can I bring my dog?

Leashed Dogs with Well Behaved Owners (who immediately & thoroughly clean up after them) can enjoy CelticFest Mississippi!

***The Lakeshore Dog Park will be utilized for our Sheepdog Herding Demos and grazing sheep so under no circumstances will dogs be allowed inside that fenced area.***

We can’t wait to see your Wolfhounds, Deerhounds & Scotties! And other furry friends too.

We reserve the right to eject any owner who is being a bad boy! Seriously- bring poop bags.

Should I bring the kids?
Absolutely! CelticFest Mississippi is a family-friendly event!

Is CelticFest wheelchair accessible? How about stroller-friendly?
The grounds are wheelchair accessible, have accessible bathrooms and accessible parking.

What types of Payment do you take?
We accept Cash or Card for admission.   Most Vendors take credit card payments and the CelticFest Booth where you will buy Beer Tickets, Raffle Tickets and your Limited Edition CelticFest T-Shirt takes Cash & Card. An ATM will be available onsite but we suggest you come with cash beforehand to beat the crowd.

Can I take pictures or video?
To your heart’s content! Please tag @CelticFestMS when you post on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We love seeing you have a great time!

Will there be any Security on site?
Yes. Reservoir Police and Brandon Police will be onsite all weekend.

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

Where can I park? Is it Free?
Free Parking on the Festival Grounds with overflow parking at Pelahatchie Park across the road. Carpooling is HIGHLY encouraged.

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 will have a Special Festival Rate is available- see Host Hotel Page. Camping is also available at Timberland Campground adjacent to Lakeshore Park.  Camp and walk to the Festival grounds!

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! Free Admission plus Festival T-Shirt to all Volunteers

What about Scottish 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.

Find YOUR Clan at Scotclans.com

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.

Please support CelticFest by becoming a Member!  Click Here for Membership Info Celtic Heritage Society

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

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