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.


Please support CelticFest by becoming a Member!  Membership includes one day admission to the Festival! Click Here for our Membership page

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

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 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.

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 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 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. Carpooling and RideSharing is HIGHLY encouraged. A Handicapped parking will be available in a designated paved lot next to 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 the Registration Form 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

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’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