The Festival schedule is jam-packed with events. New this year: lectures and much more living history. 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 in the park

    Main Stage

    11:00  |  IONA, sponsored in part by Judi Merriman
    12:30 |  Aurora Celtic, sponsored in part by Demaree Boat Company
    2:30  |  Hickory Wind
    4:30  |  Shanty Irish

    The Green

    9:00am-6:00pm   Mid-Atlantic Scottish Athletic Games
    12:00pm   GATHERING on the Green
    12:30pm    Featured MASA Athletes and Showcase of Events

    Village Stage

    11:00   Scottish Immigration to America - John Miles
    1:00    The Irish in Maryland and the B&O Railroad - Cecelia Wright
    2:00    IONA up close and personal, Celtic Instrumentation
    3:00    From Fiber to Fashion: The Making of a Tartan - Kathy Wells, Clan Hay
    4:00    Viking Colonization of the British Isles - John Miles   

    Dance Stage

    11:00    Duffy School of Irish Dance
    1:00     Potomac Highlands Scottish Dancers
    2:00     Duffy School of Irish Dance
    3:00     Medieval English Country Dance in the 21st Century
    4:00     IONA: Marsha Searle Workshop
    5:00     All community CEILI (KAY-lee). Learn, practice, dance!

    Highland Stage

    11:00  Tar liom! Gaelic Workshop! - Ellen Wilds
    1:00   Mary, Queen of Scots - Anjuli  McDonald of Clanranald  
    2:00   Day in the Life of a Drum Major: Regalia and Traditions of the Pipe Regiments - Curt Mitchell
    3:00   Tea and the Celtic Connection - Judy Larkin
    4:00   The History of Friendsville - Ina Hicks
    5:00   The Many Faces of Celtic Spirituality - Judith Clister

    Shamrock Room

    11:00   Celtic Harp - Lynne Dale and Avalon Folmsbeem sponsored by Mountaineer Log Homes
    1:00    Celtic Musical Roots in Appalachia - Bob Shank
    2:00    Greg Latta - Celtic pipes and bouzouki
    3:00    Celtic Harp - Lynne Dale and Avalon Folmsbee sponsored by Mountaineer Log Homes
    4:00    Greg Latta, Celtic pipes and bouzouki

    Rainbow's End Children's Area (fenced-in basketball court)

    Craft stations are open from 11:00am to 5:00pm where children of all ages can make crowns, headpieces, costumes, build an elf garden, and even learn how to make a kilt.  Facepainting and Celtic rock design!
    11 - 1:00  Registration for Children's Highland Games, Crafts
    1:00  Scales and Tales birds of prey demonstration with Deep Creek Lake State Park's Discovery Center
    1:30  Children's Highland Games, ages 6 to 9 (registration closes at 1:00pm)
    2:00  Captain Kidd, Scottish Sailor and Pirate  
    John Miles
    2:30  Children's Highland Games, ages 10 to 12 (registration closes at 1:00pm)  
    3:00  Gaelic Songs and Stories  Ellen Wilds
    4:00 Celtic Tales and Myths  Judith Clister
    5:00  Children's Parade

    Living History in the Village

    all day   The Great War Foundation
                   The Appin Society

    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

    NOON:  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, the Pipes and Drums of St. Andrews, and the West Virginia Highlanders of Davis and Elkins College.