The Festival schedule is jam-packed with events. Come early and stay all day!

    Enter Festival Grounds via Old River Road near the entrance of Friendsville-Addison Road and Park Street. Follow signs to Friendsville Community Park and White Water Take Out. Continue on Old River Road for the vehicle entrances and look for our parking attendants.

    Enter Festival Grounds via Old River Road near the entrance of Friendsville-Addison Road and Park Street. Follow signs to Friendsville Community Park and White Water Take Out. Continue on Old River Road for the vehicle entrances and look for our parking attendants.

    Opening Parade

    10:30am  |  Pipes & Drum bands, dancers, and Clans will march from the First United Bank at Maple Street and First Avenue, up First Avenue to Walnut Street, and then onto Second Avenue and into the park

    Main Stage

    11:00am-11:45am  |  IONA, sponsored in part by Judi Merriman
    1:00pm-1:45pm  |  Aurora Celtic, sponsored in part by Demaree Inflatable Boats
    2:15pm-3:00pm  |  Dublin 5, sponsored in part by Dr. Marci McClive and Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty
    3:00pm  |  Costume contest
    3:30pm-4:15pm  |  IONA
    4:45pm-6:00pm  |  Aurora Celtic & ceili dance
    6:30pm-8:00pm  |  Dublin5

    The Green

    11:00am-5:00pm  |  Highland Athletic Games, sponsored in part by Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty
    12:00pm  |  Gathering on the Green opening ceremonies where the Pipe & Drum bands parade and converge
    12:30pm  | Featured athletic contest

    Village Stage

    11:00am-11:45am  |  "The Jacobite Risings" presentation by John Miles
    1:00pm-1:45pm  |  Duffy School of Irish Dance
    2:00pm-2:30pm  |  "History of Welsh in the Region" presentation by Ina Hicks, sponsored by Vision Quest Studios
    2:45pm-3:15pm  |  "The Many Faces of Celtic Spirituality" presentation by Judith Clister
    3:30pm-4:15pm  |  Duffy School of Irish Dance
    4:30pm-5:15pm  |  "Scottish Immigration to America" presentation by John Miles
    5:30pm-6:00pm  |  Readings by authors Patricia Hopper Patteson and Laura Treacy Bentley

    Shamrock Room

    11:00am-11:45am  |  Greg Latta, Celtic pipes and bouzouki, sponsored by Dr. Marci McClive
    1:00pm-1:45pm  |  Lynne Dale and Avalon Folmsbee, Celtic harp, sponsored by Mountaineer Log & Siding Company
    2:00pm-2:45pm  |  Potomac Highlands Scottish Dancers
    3:00pm-3:45pm  |  Greg Latta, Celtic pipes and bouzouki
    4:00pm-4:45pm  |  Potomac Highlands Scottish Dancers
    5:00pm-5:45pm  |  Lynne Dale and Avalon Folmsbee, Celtic harp

    Rainbow's End Children's Park

    Craft stations are open from 11:00am to 5:00pm where children of all ages can make crowns, headpieces, costumes, and even learn how to make a kilt. 
    1:00pm  |  Registration for Children's Highland Games closes
    1:00pm  | "Scales and Tales" birds of prey demonstration with Deep Creek Lake State Park's Discovery Center
    1:30pm  |  Children's Highland Games, ages 6 to 9 (registration closes at 1:00pm)
    2:00pm  |  Children's Highland Games, ages 10 to 12 (registration closes at 1:00pm)  
    3:00pm  |  Costume contest (on the Main Stage)
    3:30pm  |  Build an elf or fairy garden with the University of Maryland Extension senior associate Ashley Bodkins
    4:00pm-5:00pm  |  Celtic tales with the legend of the Blarney Stone by Carolyn Collen DuBose and ancient tales from Scottish and Irish sacred sites with Judith Clister
    sponsored by the Civic Club of Oakland

    The Pasture

    1:15pm-2:00pm  |  Pipedream Farms sheep herding demonstrations
    4:15pm-5:00pm  |  Pipedream Farms sheep herding demonstrations

    Celtic Village & Glen of Clans

    Explore the many Clans flying their family tartans and learn Celtic history from various re-enactors. See blacksmithing, weaving, and pottery demonstrations. Shop Celtic gifts from the many artisan vendors. The aroma of delicious grub and grog will lead you there!

    Throughout the Park

    Pipes and Drum bands will parade through the park and converge at noon for the Gathering on the Green, then play in different areas of the festival grounds throughout the day. Bands include host Garrett Highlands Pipes and Drums, City of Winchester Pipes and Drums, the Pipes and Drums of St. Andrews, and the West Virginia Highlanders of Davis and Elkins College.