Kilts, Clans and Celtic Rock... join us this weekend for tons of family fun!
Experience the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Join us Memorial Day weekend for non-stop Celtic music on two stages, foot stomping bagpipers from the MacKay Pipe Band, Celtic jam, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors.
Kirk McLeod from the band Seven Nations has launched the KIR Project. The KIR Project was created to bring certain aspects of the Celtic community together in a fully integrated show. The show will feature local pipe bands, drummers and dance organizations performing on one stage. Come celebrate our heritage and traditions through music and dance.
Don't forget about the kids! There will be a Celtic Wizard magic show, leprechaun juggling show, face painting and a Celtic Farm animal petting zoo.
Our Celtic Festival vendors will serve up Irish themed food including Bangers and Mash, Jameson’s beef on weck, fish and chips, Celtic Corned Beef Wraps and the delicious Ca-Rollin food truck featuring authentic Irish eats like Shepherd’s Pie, beer battered fish and chips, Ulster Fry in a hoagie, Donegal shrimp salad and more. Ca-Rollin and Chef Rob Catering were crowd favorites at the Pocono Food Truck Festival last season and we are excited to have them back for the Shawnee Celtic Festival.
Join us for a weekend of family fun & entertainment in the Pocono Mountains!
Main Stage & Festival Tent presented by The Villas @ Tree Tops & Fairway
Kirk McLeod from the band Seven Nations has launched the KIR Project. The KIR Project is a Musical Initiative aimed at bringing the Celtic Community closer together through music and dance.
Brought together to celebrate the police, the fire department and the military through blending celtic music and American standards, this group of five extremely talented musicians has electrified a multitude of audiences across the country with their high energy performances.
Pocono Highland Dance Academy
The Pocono Highland Dancers are a cultural and educational group of young dancers that promote Scottish Culture in the Pocono Mountain Area.
McElligott School of Irish Dance
Our mission is to instill the "Love of the Dance" in all dancers. McElligott School of Irish Dance is proud to be a registered school with the An Comisiun le Rinci Gaelacha.
Gallagher School of Irish Dancing
Gallagher School of Irish Dancing is committed to promoting Irish Heritage through the learning of Irish Dance in competitive and non-competitive classes.
The KIR Project will also have the MacKay Pipe Band, McElligot School of Irish Dance, Two Pipers Piping and the Dale & Darcy Trio joining them on the stage throughout the day.
Irish Pub Stage presented by Resort Beverage
Poor Man's Gambit
Poor Man’s Gambit is an energetic trio of Celtic artists composed of Corey Purcell, Genevieve Gillespie, and Dylan Richardson. The trio was initially formed as a pick-up band for the 2015 St. Pat's Season, but quickly realized that their combination of musical styles was worth pursuing as a more permanent venture. Enjoying quick success, the group was booked at all of the regional festivals, and within six months they were headlining a tour of England and Ireland.
The Irish Lads
The trio has earned the reputation of being energitic performers dedicated to the preservation of Irish culture and history through Ireland's folk and nationalistic music. They have created a unique style and stage presence that combine the very best characteristics of many folk & solo performers.
Dale & Darcy Band
The Dale and Darcy band is composed of veteran acoustic musicians who have a combined two hundred years of playing music at farmer's markets, fairs, bars, coffee houses, festivals, weddings and anywhere people appreciate a lively tune. Our music is clean, crisp and clear. The tenor banjo, fiddles, mandolin, and guitar create a sound that is pleasing to listen to, to dance to or to have playing quietly in the background. While some of the tunes are familiar Irish favorites, others are simply our Irish favorites, the tunes that have made a lasting impression on us all.
Strolling & Courtyard Entertainment presented by Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi
Two Pipers Piping
A Mom & Son team offering you the most Tribal, most danceable, most rocking and most traditional Celtic Bagpipe music this side of the East Coast.
MacKay Pipe Band
MacKay Pipe Band was formed in the late 1970's by Lee Lightle, in an effort to create a unique organization where its members could come together to celebrate their love of Scottish and Irish music in an noncompetitive environment. Originally located in Lansdale, PA the band relocated north to Bethlehem after Lee's passing away in the early 90's. Keeping true to Lee's traditions and principles, the band continues to grow and prosper. Proud to accept members from varied age, gender, and interests but all equal in their commitment and importance to the band.
The Pie Man living statue, Celtic Fortune Teller and the World's Tallest Leprecaun will be entertaining festival goers as they explore the festival grounds.
Highland Ski Slope presented by Green Mountain Energy
Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm
Working Sheep Dog shows from the Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm. Kids will have a chance to help herd the sheep during the demonstration.
Celtic Farm Animal Petting Zoo
Bunnies and goats, and pigs, oh my... Visit the Celtic Farm Petting Zoo and see the cute baby animals from the What-Knott Farm.
Craft & Demonstration Tent presented by Coca-Cola
Blacksmith & Sawmill Demonstrations
Local artisans will be on hand giving blacksmith and sawmill demonstrations throughout the day. Stop by and learn more about each craft.
Bagpipe Q&A Sessions
Ever wonder what it takes to play a bagpipe or where the sound comes from? What about all the parts and pieces of a bagpipe? Are there different types of bagpipes? Learn about these questions and more in an interactive Q&A session with members of the MacKay Pipe Band and Two Pipers Piping.
Celtic Kids Show Area presented by Pocono Medical Center
Fun for the kids (and the kids at heart)
- Celtic Wizard Magic Shows
- Leprechaun Juggling Shows
- World's Tallest Leprechaun
- Face Painting
- Celtic Farm Animal Petting Zoo