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canceled for 2020

This event has been canceled for 2020. Please see our statement for information about refunds.

Festival Schedule

Friday August 14, 2020

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5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
The Pirate Ship Stage
The Pirate Ship Stage
Father Son & Friends
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Music

Father Son and Friends is a traditional Celtic-Americana Folk Band with Scots-Irish roots that settled in Kentucky, USA. Now calling Englewood, Ohio home, Father Son and Friends travel the country promoting their Celtic heritage at Highland Games, Irish Festivals, Historical Festivals, Community Festivals, Theaters and Pubs. Their shows will have you laughing, clapping and singing along.

The Byrne Brothers
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Music

The Byrne Brothers are a Traditional Irish music and dancing family from Ireland. Their show combines explosive foot stomping Jigs & Reels with world class Irish Dancing and singing. The boys will have you in stitches all night long with stories and antics and in tears before the night is out with beautiful songs like Amazing Grace into a grand finale with Bagpipes and the three brothers dancing together.

Tasting Tent
Tasting Tent
Guinness Tasting & Glass Etching
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Food & Drink

Celtic Fest Ohio 2020 will kick off with a Gunniess Etching event! This special event is limited to 75 people and starts at 7 pm in the Tasting Tent. Hosted by a Guinness Ambassador, learn about this loved Irish stout and end with your name etched on the perfect pint glass. Must be 21 or over. Tickets available online or at the door.

Saturday August 15, 2020

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Dance
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
10:30 pm
11:00 pm
Pirate Ship Stage
Pirate Ship Stage
Father Son and Friends
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Music

Father Son and Friends is a traditional Celtic-Americana Folk Band with Scots-Irish roots that settled in Kentucky, USA. Now calling Englewood, Ohio home, Father Son and Friends travel the country promoting their Celtic heritage at Highland Games, Irish Festivals, Historical Festivals, Community Festivals, Theaters and Pubs. Their shows will have you laughing, clapping and singing along.

Off Kilter
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Music

Off Kilter is a high-energy Celtic rock band founded by Jamie Holton, bagpiper, in 1996. The band is a unique blend of traditional Celtic tunes and songs with a rock twist, popular covers arranged with a Celtic rock feel, and original songs. Instruments consist of bagpipes, Irish whistles, electric guitar, bass, fiddle, drums and vocals. The band recently ended an 18 year run as one of the most popular bands at Walt Disney World in Florida, and currently tours the country performing at many different venues. Off Kilter has a huge following and draws several thousand fans when they appear at festivals and concerts. Off Kilter recently released their 6th album titled One More Time to enormous success. Fans can follow the band on their website offkilterrocks.com on Facebook and Twitter and see some of their performances on Youtube.

Drowsy Lads
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Music

The Drowsy Lads thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US over 15 years ago and have become fan favorites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots the Lads bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences. The Lads are fond of creating their own spirited arrangements and offering occasional original compositions, even mixing in some bits of Bluegrass or Classical.

Father Son and Friends
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Music

Father Son and Friends is a traditional Celtic-Americana Folk Band with Scots-Irish roots that settled in Kentucky, USA. Now calling Englewood, Ohio home, Father Son and Friends travel the country promoting their Celtic heritage at Highland Games, Irish Festivals, Historical Festivals, Community Festivals, Theaters and Pubs. Their shows will have you laughing, clapping and singing along.

Off Kilter
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Music

Off Kilter is a high-energy Celtic rock band founded by Jamie Holton, bagpiper, in 1996. The band is a unique blend of traditional Celtic tunes and songs with a rock twist, popular covers arranged with a Celtic rock feel, and original songs. Instruments consist of bagpipes, Irish whistles, electric guitar, bass, fiddle, drums and vocals. The band recently ended an 18 year run as one of the most popular bands at Walt Disney World in Florida, and currently tours the country performing at many different venues. Off Kilter has a huge following and draws several thousand fans when they appear at festivals and concerts. Off Kilter recently released their 6th album titled One More Time to enormous success. Fans can follow the band on their website offkilterrocks.com on Facebook and Twitter and see some of their performances on Youtube.

Aleing Knight Stage
Aleing Knight Stage
Jameson's Folly
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Music

A local favorite to the Dayton area, Jameson’s Folly features toe-tapping, hand-clapping Irish and Folk tunes.

Dulahan
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music

Dulahan’s music is a Celtic hybrid that pays homage to the traditional but incorporates all the varied musical influences of the four members into its unique sound. The result is a unique blend of creative songwriting and musical energy that draws on both contemporary and the traditional Celtic but also unmistakably contains subtle hints of a Roots/Americana feel as well.

The Byrne Brothers
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Music

The Byrne Brothers are a Traditional Irish music and dancing family from Ireland. Their show combines explosive foot stomping Jigs & Reels with world class Irish Dancing and singing. The boys will have you in stitches all night long with stories and antics and in tears before the night is out with beautiful songs like Amazing Grace into a grand finale with Bagpipes and the three brothers dancing together.

Jameson's Folly
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Music

A local favorite to the Dayton area, Jameson’s Folly features toe-tapping, hand-clapping Irish and Folk tunes.

Poor Man's Gambit
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Music

An energetic trio of Celtic artists blending Celtic and American folk music. Poor Man’s Gambit is based out of Pennsylvania and has a long performance list including regional festivals, events, and a tour of England and Ireland.

Wild Rumpus
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Music

Wild Rumpus was born from a fusion of musicians who love to play for dancers, singers, and all who love to be together in music, who love to take risks to keep music in the moment, and who can play with the power of unleashed expression from delicate Irish airs to the shattering sound of pulse-pounding stadium shaking anthems. Its all there . . .

The Byrne Brothers
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Music

The Byrne Brothers are a Traditional Irish music and dancing family from Ireland. Their show combines explosive foot stomping Jigs & Reels with world class Irish Dancing and singing. The boys will have you in stitches all night long with stories and antics and in tears before the night is out with beautiful songs like Amazing Grace into a grand finale with Bagpipes and the three brothers dancing together.

Dulahan
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Music

Dulahan’s music is a Celtic hybrid that pays homage to the traditional but incorporates all the varied musical influences of the four members into its unique sound. The result is a unique blend of creative songwriting and musical energy that draws on both contemporary and the traditional Celtic but also unmistakably contains subtle hints of a Roots/Americana feel as well.

Poor Man's Gambit
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Music

An energetic trio of Celtic artists blending Celtic and American folk music. Poor Man’s Gambit is based out of Pennsylvania and has a long performance list including regional festivals, events, and a tour of England and Ireland.

Dance Stage
Dance Stage
Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance

The Richens/Timm Academy is one of the most recognizable and respected names in the world of Irish dance. It is the most established and accomplished school in both central Ohio, central Indiana and now Wyoming. The Academy’s rich history began over 35 years ago when Ann Richens ADCRG, a native of Dublin, Ireland, began traveling to Columbus from Dayton, Ohio to share her passion for Irish dance. After her prized pupil, John Timm, captured the 1993 Senior Men’s World Championship title, they partnered and the school became the Richens/Timm Academy. Following Ann’s passing in 2011, Richens/Timm is now directed by John and his wife, Heather Timm. The Richens/Timm Academy currently serves locations in Dublin, Columbus and Dayton, OH , Indianapolis and Tipton, IN, and a sister school in Casper, Wyoming.

Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
Dance

As Dayton’s premier Irish dance school, the Celtic Academy has performed with National & Internationally known bands Gaelic Storm, The Elders, Scythian and We Banjo Three. St. Patrick’s Day is the highlight of the year, with performances at over 70 locations, as well as many performances throughout the year for various organizations and functions, including the United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival, the A World A’Fair, the Ohio Renaissance Festival and the Harlem Globetrotters. Always in high demand, the Celtic Academy feels privileged to be able to share the joy of Irish Dance not only within Dayton but also its surrounding communities.

McGovern Irish Dancers
Dance

The mission of the McGovern Ceili Dancers is to provide exceptional Irish dance instruction for Beginner through Championship levels. Classes for ages three to adult, at all of our Ohio and Indiana locations. We strive to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and Irish dance skills of each dancer in a positive, nurturing environment where all of our students can reach their full potential. We work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among our students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events and opportunities at the McGovern Ceili Dancers.

Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance

The Richens/Timm Academy is one of the most recognizable and respected names in the world of Irish dance. It is the most established and accomplished school in both central Ohio, central Indiana and now Wyoming. The Academy’s rich history began over 35 years ago when Ann Richens ADCRG, a native of Dublin, Ireland, began traveling to Columbus from Dayton, Ohio to share her passion for Irish dance. After her prized pupil, John Timm, captured the 1993 Senior Men’s World Championship title, they partnered and the school became the Richens/Timm Academy. Following Ann’s passing in 2011, Richens/Timm is now directed by John and his wife, Heather Timm. The Richens/Timm Academy currently serves locations in Dublin, Columbus and Dayton, OH , Indianapolis and Tipton, IN, and a sister school in Casper, Wyoming.

Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
Dance

As Dayton’s premier Irish dance school, the Celtic Academy has performed with National & Internationally known bands Gaelic Storm, The Elders, Scythian and We Banjo Three. St. Patrick’s Day is the highlight of the year, with performances at over 70 locations, as well as many performances throughout the year for various organizations and functions, including the United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival, the A World A’Fair, the Ohio Renaissance Festival and the Harlem Globetrotters. Always in high demand, the Celtic Academy feels privileged to be able to share the joy of Irish Dance not only within Dayton but also its surrounding communities.

McGovern Irish Dancers
Dance

The mission of the McGovern Ceili Dancers is to provide exceptional Irish dance instruction for Beginner through Championship levels. Classes for ages three to adult, at all of our Ohio and Indiana locations. We strive to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and Irish dance skills of each dancer in a positive, nurturing environment where all of our students can reach their full potential. We work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among our students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events and opportunities at the McGovern Ceili Dancers.

Dayton Scottish Dancing
Dance

Scottish Highland Dancing is the perfect combination of art and sport. You do not have to be Scottish to participate in this type of dance. Whether your interest lies in performing or competing, Highland Dancing is for you! Boys and girls of all ages and skill levels perform and compete together throughout the year at local, national, and international events. Wearing the traditional kilt and dancing to bagpipe music will develop skills that will give you valuable experiences that can have a positive impact throughout life.

Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
Dance

As Dayton’s premier Irish dance school, the Celtic Academy has performed with National & Internationally known bands Gaelic Storm, The Elders, Scythian and We Banjo Three. St. Patrick’s Day is the highlight of the year, with performances at over 70 locations, as well as many performances throughout the year for various organizations and functions, including the United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival, the A World A’Fair, the Ohio Renaissance Festival and the Harlem Globetrotters. Always in high demand, the Celtic Academy feels privileged to be able to share the joy of Irish Dance not only within Dayton but also its surrounding communities.

Performance Circle
Performance Circle
Miller Border Collie Demo
Animals

We have raised working stockdogs and sheep on our farm in Nelson County for nearly fifty years. A selection of rams and ewes are available annually. Miller's Border Collie demonstrations are featured at regional events such as the KY State Fair.

Front Gate
Front Gate
42nd Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Bagpipes, kilts, and drums!

Miller Border Collie Demo
Animals

We have raised working stockdogs and sheep on our farm in Nelson County for nearly fifty years. A selection of rams and ewes are available annually. Miller's Border Collie demonstrations are featured at regional events such as the KY State Fair.

Miami Valley Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Based in Dayton, Ohio, the band meets on Tuesday evenings at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton. The band provides free pipe lessons to anyone who is interested in joining with the band after learning to play. An intermediate level class is also available. The band is available for hire as a band or individually to play at your event. Whether your event is solemn or celebratory, or you’re just having a good time, the Miami Valley Pipes and Drums can meet your needs.

Walk Through
Walk Through
42nd Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Bagpipes, kilts, and drums!

Miami Valley Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Based in Dayton, Ohio, the band meets on Tuesday evenings at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton. The band provides free pipe lessons to anyone who is interested in joining with the band after learning to play. An intermediate level class is also available. The band is available for hire as a band or individually to play at your event. Whether your event is solemn or celebratory, or you’re just having a good time, the Miami Valley Pipes and Drums can meet your needs.

Miller Border Collie Demo
Animals

We have raised working stockdogs and sheep on our farm in Nelson County for nearly fifty years. A selection of rams and ewes are available annually. Miller's Border Collie demonstrations are featured at regional events such as the KY State Fair.

42nd Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Bagpipes, kilts, and drums!

Miami Valley Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Based in Dayton, Ohio, the band meets on Tuesday evenings at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton. The band provides free pipe lessons to anyone who is interested in joining with the band after learning to play. An intermediate level class is also available. The band is available for hire as a band or individually to play at your event. Whether your event is solemn or celebratory, or you’re just having a good time, the Miami Valley Pipes and Drums can meet your needs.

42nd Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Bagpipes, kilts, and drums!

Sunday August 16, 2020

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Dance
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
Pirate Ship Stage
Pirate Ship Stage
Poor Man's Gambit
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Music

An energetic trio of Celtic artists blending Celtic and American folk music. Poor Man’s Gambit is based out of Pennsylvania and has a long performance list including regional festivals, events, and a tour of England and Ireland.

Father Son and Friends
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music

Father Son and Friends is a traditional Celtic-Americana Folk Band with Scots-Irish roots that settled in Kentucky, USA. Now calling Englewood, Ohio home, Father Son and Friends travel the country promoting their Celtic heritage at Highland Games, Irish Festivals, Historical Festivals, Community Festivals, Theaters and Pubs. Their shows will have you laughing, clapping and singing along.

Steel City Rovers
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Music

The Steel City Rovers perform dynamic and expressive music that is a unique composite of traditional Celtic music and North American styles including bluegrass, folk and roots. Their original works touch on issues of love, loss, celebration and heritage and they also breathe life into newly-discovered instrumental melodies from as far back as centuries ago. Their sophisticated arrangements are inviting for the most casual listener but are rewarding for those who are well versed in the nuances of musical complexity. The Rovers stand out for their powerful, emotive vocals and engaging entertainment. They perform on meticulously crafted replicas of historical instruments that rarely appear on today’s musical landscape. This highly active touring band headlines large festival stages, gives intimate concert performances, educates in a variety of workshop and master-class settings and performs internationally with symphonies. They create, collaborate and work hard to further the love and awareness of music.

Off Kilter
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Music

Off Kilter is a high-energy Celtic rock band founded by Jamie Holton, bagpiper, in 1996. The band is a unique blend of traditional Celtic tunes and songs with a rock twist, popular covers arranged with a Celtic rock feel, and original songs. Instruments consist of bagpipes, Irish whistles, electric guitar, bass, fiddle, drums and vocals. The band recently ended an 18 year run as one of the most popular bands at Walt Disney World in Florida, and currently tours the country performing at many different venues. Off Kilter has a huge following and draws several thousand fans when they appear at festivals and concerts. Off Kilter recently released their 6th album titled One More Time to enormous success. Fans can follow the band on their website offkilterrocks.com on Facebook and Twitter and see some of their performances on Youtube.

Aleing Knight Stage
Aleing Knight Stage
Jameson's Folly
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Music

A local favorite to the Dayton area, Jameson’s Folly features toe-tapping, hand-clapping Irish and Folk tunes.

The Byrne Brothers
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Music

The Byrne Brothers are a Traditional Irish music and dancing family from Ireland. Their show combines explosive foot stomping Jigs & Reels with world class Irish Dancing and singing. The boys will have you in stitches all night long with stories and antics and in tears before the night is out with beautiful songs like Amazing Grace into a grand finale with Bagpipes and the three brothers dancing together.

Dulahan
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Music

Dulahan’s music is a Celtic hybrid that pays homage to the traditional but incorporates all the varied musical influences of the four members into its unique sound. The result is a unique blend of creative songwriting and musical energy that draws on both contemporary and the traditional Celtic but also unmistakably contains subtle hints of a Roots/Americana feel as well.

The Byrne Brothers
Music

The Byrne Brothers are a Traditional Irish music and dancing family from Ireland. Their show combines explosive foot stomping Jigs & Reels with world class Irish Dancing and singing. The boys will have you in stitches all night long with stories and antics and in tears before the night is out with beautiful songs like Amazing Grace into a grand finale with Bagpipes and the three brothers dancing together.

Dance Stage
Dance Stage
Dayton Scottish Dancing
Dance

Scottish Highland Dancing is the perfect combination of art and sport. You do not have to be Scottish to participate in this type of dance. Whether your interest lies in performing or competing, Highland Dancing is for you! Boys and girls of all ages and skill levels perform and compete together throughout the year at local, national, and international events. Wearing the traditional kilt and dancing to bagpipe music will develop skills that will give you valuable experiences that can have a positive impact throughout life.

Columbus Celtic Dancers
Dance

A group of local adults who love to learn about traditional Irish step dance. The group rehearses weekly with instructors from the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance, and performs at Irish, international, cultural, and private events throughout the year. Membership ranges in age from 20's through 70's, and new members accepted throughout the year.

McGovern Irish Dancers
Dance

The mission of the McGovern Ceili Dancers is to provide exceptional Irish dance instruction for Beginner through Championship levels. Classes for ages three to adult, at all of our Ohio and Indiana locations. We strive to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and Irish dance skills of each dancer in a positive, nurturing environment where all of our students can reach their full potential. We work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among our students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events and opportunities at the McGovern Ceili Dancers.

Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance
Dance

The Richens/Timm Academy is one of the most recognizable and respected names in the world of Irish dance. It is the most established and accomplished school in both central Ohio, central Indiana and now Wyoming. The Academy’s rich history began over 35 years ago when Ann Richens ADCRG, a native of Dublin, Ireland, began traveling to Columbus from Dayton, Ohio to share her passion for Irish dance. After her prized pupil, John Timm, captured the 1993 Senior Men’s World Championship title, they partnered and the school became the Richens/Timm Academy. Following Ann’s passing in 2011, Richens/Timm is now directed by John and his wife, Heather Timm. The Richens/Timm Academy currently serves locations in Dublin, Columbus and Dayton, OH , Indianapolis and Tipton, IN, and a sister school in Casper, Wyoming.

Columbus Celtic Dancers
Dance

A group of local adults who love to learn about traditional Irish step dance. The group rehearses weekly with instructors from the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance, and performs at Irish, international, cultural, and private events throughout the year. Membership ranges in age from 20's through 70's, and new members accepted throughout the year.

Performance Circle
Performance Circle
Miller Border Collie Demo
animal

We have raised working stockdogs and sheep on our farm in Nelson County for nearly fifty years. A selection of rams and ewes are available annually. Miller's Border Collie demonstrations are featured at regional events such as the KY State Fair.

Front Gate
Front Gate
Miami Valley Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Based in Dayton, Ohio, the band meets on Tuesday evenings at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton. The band provides free pipe lessons to anyone who is interested in joining with the band after learning to play. An intermediate level class is also available. The band is available for hire as a band or individually to play at your event. Whether your event is solemn or celebratory, or you’re just having a good time, the Miami Valley Pipes and Drums can meet your needs.

Mass Band Performance
Music

See all of our Bagpipe and Drum bands together!

Walk Through
Walk Through
42nd Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Bagpipes, kilts, and drums!

Miami Valley Pipes and Drums
Bagpipe

Based in Dayton, Ohio, the band meets on Tuesday evenings at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton. The band provides free pipe lessons to anyone who is interested in joining with the band after learning to play. An intermediate level class is also available. The band is available for hire as a band or individually to play at your event. Whether your event is solemn or celebratory, or you’re just having a good time, the Miami Valley Pipes and Drums can meet your needs.

Miller Border Collie Demo
animal

We have raised working stockdogs and sheep on our farm in Nelson County for nearly fifty years. A selection of rams and ewes are available annually. Miller's Border Collie demonstrations are featured at regional events such as the KY State Fair.

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