Celebrate all things Irish and Scottish at Historic Cold Spring Village’s 13th Annual Celtic Festival Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The festival features musical entertainment throughout the grounds, falconry demonstrations by Mike Dupuy at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and a pub area with all-day live music. Main stage performances will include sets by Nae Breeks Pipes & Drums Band, which is comprised of members of the famed Atlantic City Sandpipers, at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. South Jersey favorite Smitty’s Kitchen will also play at the Village Gazebo at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days. Fire dancers will be performing throughout both days at the Welcome Center. Joe McGonigle will entertain all weekend long at the pub tent, with world-renowned musician Tom Brett performing as well. 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 Cold Spring Brewery 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 hcsv.org.