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Lakeshore Park at Sunset

Lakeshore Park on the Barnett Reservoir – Jackson Metro Area

1112 North Shore Parkway, Brandon, MS – (Same entrance as the Reservoir YMCA)

For more accurate driving directions use 6023 Lakeshore Park, Brandon MS

October 13-14, 2023

Want to get in FREE?
Visit our VOLUNTEER! page . Students can earn community service credit or if you work for a company who has a community outreach team we would love to have them get on board! All Volunteers get Free Admission, Free Parking, food in Hospitality Tent plus a Festival T-Shirt and the satisfaction of making it happen!

2023 Honored Scottish Clan- Clan Skene

All Clan Skene members and family Septs will lead the Parade of Tartans on Saturday around noon.

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 to organize the event. It also pays for other CHS projects like the (mostly) Monthly Irish Music Sessions & Concert Series.

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

Can I bring my dog?

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

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!

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 and Popup tents. 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.

Is CelticFest wheelchair accessible? How about stroller-friendly?
The grounds are wheelchair accessible, have accessible bathrooms and 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 Merchandise, Raffle Tickets and your Limited Edition CelticFest T-Shirt takes Cash & Card. Our Beer Trailers will take Cash & Card. Parking is $5 per car on Saturday so if you have a fiver it will make the line move faster.

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. In addition to Reservoir Police and Brandon Police we will have a private security company in the parking lot. There will be NO illegal shenanigans at CelticFest.

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?

Parking onsite is $5 per car on Saturday. We will have professional security in the lot on Saturday. Overflow parking at Pelahatchie Park is free. Carpooling is HIGHLY encouraged. Handicapped parking will be available in a designated paved lot with a Valid Placard/License Plate for $5.

If I come in from out of town, where should I stay?
See HOTEL & ACCOMMODATIONS 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 the great Scottish comedian Billy Connolly says, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” Wear your wellies and rain jacket and enjoy the day!

I’d like to be a Vendor. How do I do that?
Check out our VENDOR & SCOTTISH CLAN 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 Scottish Clans?
VENDOR & SCOTTISH CLAN REGISTRATION . It is FREE to set up a Clan Booth and includes free admission for up to 6 members. Find YOUR Clan at Scotclans.com

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. 😉

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!  Membership now includes admission to the Festival! Click Here for our Membership page

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

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