A SCOTTISH CELEBRATION OF SPRING
The Scottish American Society is sponsoring its sixth
annual Celtic Beltane Festival on Saturday the 22nd of May 2010 at Maize Valley Market & Winery, 6193 Edison Street
NE (State Route 619) just east of Hartville, Ohio. Gates open at 10:00 am, with a welcoming ceremony at noon. Closing
ceremony is at 6:00 in the evening.
The festival is an all day, family oriented event.
Three pipe bands will be featured, the Akron and District, Celtic Eagle and the Gleann Mòr Pipe Band. The
Akron Ceili Band will present traditional Scottish and Irish tunes. The Tigh na Creige Highland dancers will
perform traditional dances under the direction of Christie Urquhart Walsh.
Performances will be given by The Welsh
Country dancers of Columbus, Ohio , the Scottish Country dancers of Columbus, Ohio, under
the direction of Sandi Utrata, and the Kent Scottish Country Dancers under the direction of Frances Acar.
Celtic Harpers will be led by Dreama Powell.
Several re-enactors will set up camp at the event. Pioneer
re-enactors, as well as the Welsh Fusiliers, and British Revolutionary War soldiers will bring equipment and information.
There will be highland athletics performed as well as games for the children. Several clan tents will be present and
a large number of interesting vendors. Wine tasting is available.
Highland Cattle, British pastries, and vintage cars will
be present. A basket raffle will also be held to help with the fund raising for Pegasus, a 501 (c) (3) charity and a
premier therapeutic riding center. [For more information on Pegasus, see their web site at: www.pegasusfarm.org ] Other entertainers will also be present. The Sound system
is provided by J and C Entertainment, Manager James Morehead, Tel.: 330-608-5826
Admission costs are: Age 8 & under (and over 100):
Free. Over age 8: $6. Family: $20. Includes free parking..
For more information on Maize Valley
Farms, the web address is: www.maizevalleywinery.com
For more information on the Beltane Festival, the web
address is: www.beltanefestival.netfirms.com
For more information on the Scottish American Society,
the web address is: www.scottishamericansociety.org
Or you may contact Frances Acar at: 330.673.6514, or Margaret
Frost at: 330.882.0342