Celtic Fling And Highland Games At Mount Hope: Let The Summer Merriment Begin!

Yearning for some merriment as summer kicks into gear?
You’ll find it at the seventeenth annual Celtic
Fling & Highland Games
 at Mount Hope Estate &
Winery on June 27 – 28, 2015. If you’ve never experienced this event, I
encourage you to work it into your vacation schedule this year. The rollicking
celebration is just a short and easy half-hour drive from the Historic Smithton Inn.

On the 35-acre shire, you can enjoy traditional and modern Celtic music, mouth-watering
Celtic cuisine, masterly brewed Swashbuckler ales, Mount Hope’s renowned wines,
and much more.

Here’s a glimpse of the entertainment lineup, featuring the rich
heritage of the Irish, Scots Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Bretons, and
Galecians/Asturians, at this year’s Celtic Fling:

  • Musical performances (including
    Albannach and Dublin 5) 
  • Competitions (including
    a Men in Kilts contest!) 
  • Irish dancers  
  • Celtic Pipe Bands 
  • Clans and Celtic
  • Sports demonstrations (including
  • Merchants with
    Celtic wares and crafts for sale 
  • Celtic
    cuisine (including Scotch eggs, cheeses, mead, and more)
Pipe bands at Mount Hope Celtic Fling

Plus there’s a Friday Night Concert on
June 26 to kick off the weekend’s fun and frivolity!

You can purchase single day passes, two-day passes, and/or concert tickets at
the gate, or you can purchase them in
advance online at a discounted rate.

I hope you’ll decide to take part in this unbridled celebration of Celtic
culture! And remember, if you’re looking for a comfy place for you and your
visiting friends and family to stay while you’re in town that weekend, we’ll be
happy to accommodate you. Make your reservations now!

By Rebecca Gallagher

Images courtesy of Mt. Hope Estate & Winery/PA
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