Celebrate all things Irish and Scottish at Historic Cold Spring Village’s 11th Annual Celtic Festival the weekend of July 18-19 from 10am-4:30pm. The festival features musical entertainment throughout the grounds, interactive demonstrations and a pub area with all-day live music. The Village’s restored, historic buildings will also be open, with historical interpreters demonstrating the trades and crafts of the 1800s. This event is generously sponsored by Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly Certified Public Accountants.
Main stage performances will include sets by Nae Breeks Pipes & Drums Band, which is comprised of members of the famed Atlantic City Sandpipers, at 12pm and 3pm both Saturday and Sunday. South Jersey favorite Smitty’s Kitchen will also play at the Village Gazebo at 11am and 2pm both days. Dancers from the Emerald Isle Academy take the stage at 1:30pm both days. Joe McGonigle will entertain all weekend long at the pub tent, with world-renowned musician Tom Brett performing a set at 1pm. The New Jersey Irish Setter Rescue will join the event, accompanied by the loveable breed to meet with visitors. Back by popular demand, the Village will host the Kiddie Highland Games with child-sized versions of the infamous tests of strength including the caber toss, shot put and hammer throw.
The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.