CelticFest Mississippi is a SMOKE FREE EVENT but everyone can come and go as they please with a wristband to get back in.

How do you pronounce Celtic?
It’s a hard “C”, so KELL- tick is correct. The Romans identified the “Celtae” as one of the peoples they “conquered” in Gaul, and Romans pronounced hard “C”s. The Boston Celtics ™ are mispronouncing their own name. 😉

What is 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 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.

Should I bring the kids?
Absolutely! CelticFest Mississippi is a family-friendly event! Kids 13 and under are Free with Adults for the Regular Festival Friday Night, Saturday & Sunday. Demo Day is a separate ticketed Event Friday during the Day.

What does it cost to attend?

Check out the TICKETS page for details and prices

Can I bring my dog?

YES! 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!

Can I bring in a Purse or Backpack?

Yes but subject to search.

Do we bring chairs or blankets?
All of the stages have chairs but you’re welcome to bring your own chairs & blankets and Popup tents. There are many open areas to spread out!

What about food?

No Outside Food or Drinks. We’ll have multiple Food Merchants onsite but we also allow you to leave and come back. Just get a wristband at the gate when you leave.

Is CelticFest wheelchair accessible? How about stroller-friendly?
The grounds are wheelchair accessible, have accessible bathrooms and 6 ADA parking spots inside the Gate with an additional several outside the gate in front of the Tennis Courts. There is no Shuttle.

What types of Payment do you take?
The Festival accepts Cash or Card at Admission, Merchandise Booth & Beer Stations. Most Merchants take credit card payments .

WE MAY NOT HAVE AN ATM so you should also have CASH just in case a Merchant doesn’t accept cards. We try to get one but sometimes it’s not possible.

Can I take pictures or video?
To your heart’s content! Please tag @CelticFestMS when you post on Instagram, YouTube 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 and Festival Staff on site overnight we will have a private security company in the parking lot. There will be NO illegal shenanigans at CelticFest. It is a very safe area!

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

Where can I park?

There is a large grass area for parking. We will have professional security in the lot to assist with parking cars and keeping everyone safe. Overflow parking will be at Pelahatchie Park but you’ll be hoofing it over to Lakeshore Park. Carpooling and RideSharing is HIGHLY encouraged. ADA Parking will be available in a designated paved lot near the main gate with a Valid Placard/License Plate. Like all festivals there is some walking but the view is beautiful the whole way!

If I come in from out of town, where should I stay?

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 Merchant. How do I do that?
Check out our MERCHANT REGISTRATION page.  Everything you need to know including is available there.

What about Scottish Clans?


It is FREE to set up a Clan Booth and includes free admission for up to 4 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.

How do I contact the Festival?

Use the GOT QUESTIONS? CONTACT US link from the Main Menu