Marianne Elliott

Join the Scots and Celts who will once again visit the town to celebrate Scottish and Celtic heritage and culture from 9am – 6pm at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Activity Grounds, 1003 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771.

· Love the Highland Games? Imagine cheering your favorite athletes from the amphitheater-like hillside perhaps like our ancestors did so long ago · Love the bagpipe and drum bands all in kilts? Who doesn’t?

· Love to shop for unique Celtic items for you or a loved one? Visit the Celtic marketplace for great selections at Scottish prices

· Enjoy the finest Celtic foods and drinks (Haggis, whisky, beer, mead) available, plus whisky and beer tastings!

· Love Celtic music and dancing and cannot resist the urge to sing out loud or dance a little jig? Two stages filled with Celtic rock, acoustic music and traditional songs—plus a dancer’s stage.

· Love the Celtic way of life? Looking for your roots? Visit Clan Village and learn about our culture and heritage.

· Want to make a difference? Honor and thank our nation’s veterans. Support our 2018 designated charity – Hero Dogs, service dogs for America’s Heroes

Want to get more involved? Be a volunteer! Volunteers get FREE festival admission, refreshments in the Volunteer Hall, festival t-shirt, and a choice of a festival souvenir (while individual supplies last). To volunteer, sign up here:

Rain or shine! There is an old Scottish saying "There is no such thing as bad weather, only improper clothing."

Ticket Prices: $15 advance tickets (on-line); $20 at the gate; $15 Active Duty Military with ID. Children 12 years old and under FREE.



Celebrating Scottish Life and Culture

About the St. Andrew’ Society of Mid-Maryland, Inc.:

The St. Andrew’s Society of Mid-Maryland, Inc. perpetuates Scottish traditions and culture through education and demonstration by hosting and participating in Scottish and Celtic events.

From the drone of bagpipes, to Highland games, the traditional Burns “Nicht” Supper to celebrating the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, Kirkin o’ the Tartan, Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) and First Footing, the annual Celtic Festival, and all things Scottish, the Society’s events are run entirely by volunteers with no paid staff.

To further promote Scottish ancestry and its future the Society also raises funds to provide grants and scholarships. Past awards include local students pursuing Scottish Country Dancing, Highland Dancing, bagpipes and drums. In addition, the annual Celtic Festival designates a veteran’s charity to support. Past year’s charities included Platoon 22, Hero Dogs, Warrior 360, Operation Second Chance, Operation Ward 57, and Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information visit

The St. Andrew’s Society of Mid-Maryland is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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