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Scottish American Society



The 4th Annual Brigadoon Beltane Festival

(Formerly the Celtic Beltane Festival)

The Scottish American Society is sponsoring its fourth annual Brigadoon Beltane Festival on Saturday the 31st of May 2008 at Maize Valley Market & Winery, 6193 Edison Street NE (State Route 619) just east of Hartville, Ohio. The Brigadoon Festival formerly held in Burton is no longer a part of their program, so we are incorporating it into ours. Festival opens at 10 a.m. Welcoming ceremony is at noon, closing ceremony begins at 5:00 in the evening. The Gleann Mr pipe band and the Akron and District pipe band will perform.  Admission cost is 8 and under free - over age 8 will be $6.00 - $20 for family. No genetic testing.

This is the fourth year for the festival and it is bigger and better than ever. There are highland athletic events (including caber tossing - the caber being a close relative to our telephone pole) and a strong man competition. Traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales will be featured via bands and through

J & C Entertainment. Highland cattle will be there to be admired, the Vikings will be re-enacting their invasion of Scotland, and Highland soldiers may be seen strolling the grounds. Many vendors will be selling goods of all kinds.  A basket raffle will also be featured, with all proceeds going to Pegasus.

The Welsh Country Dancers from Columbus will perform and teach their traditional dances. The award winning Tigh Na Creige Highland Dance Group will present traditional highland dance, and the Heather Belles will perform more contemporary highland dance routines. Scottish Country Dancers from Kent, Ohio will demonstrate dances anyone can easily learn. There will also be story tellers, Celtic harpers, a demonstration of “waulking” the wool, sheep shearing, traditional food and beverages at reasonable cost, wine tasting for the adults, and a book sale area.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Pegasus, an association dedicated to horseback riding therapy for those who are disabled or handicapped. For more information on Pegasus, see their web site at: www.pegasusfarm.org

For more information on the Beltane Festival, the web address is: www.beltanefestival.netfirms.com

Or you may contact Bill Kennedy at: 330.433.9323, Frances Acar at: 330.673.6514, or Margaret Frost at: 330.882.0342 Edit Text

For Vendor or Society entry forms and information, click here:

Vendors requiring requiring entry forms or further information may contact Jim Frost at:  jfrost@nls.net, otherwise contact Bill Kennedy, Frances Acar, or Margaret Frost as shown above.