Ball also added, “We wanted to help the community recover, so a portion of the proceeds from this year’s festival will go to a local charity formed for tornado victims.”
The Appalachian Celtic Festival and Highland Games are being sponsored by the Appalachian Celtic Connection, and will be held on Labor Day weekend, September 3 and 4, at 288 Emberson Drive in Ringgold Georgia.
The festival runs from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. The festival will include traditional Celtic and Appalachian music, arts, crafts, and demonstrations, as well as the Scottish Highland Athletic Games.
There will be a traditional Ceilidh (pronounced ‘key-lee’), which is a party or gathering, that will be held Saturday night at the Ringgold Depot. Admission to the Ceilidh is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 6 - 12 (including a dessert) and under age 6 free. Admission for the festival is $5 for adults age 13 and up and $3 for children age 6 to 12. Children under age 6 enter free.
The Appalachian Celtic Connection is a non-profit organization founded to preserve and celebrate heritage for the present and future generations.
For more information go to appalachiancelticconnection.org