20th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

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Niagara County Fairgrounds

4487 Lake Ave.

Lockport, NY 14094

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Don't miss this year's 20th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games, happening on Sept. 19th & 20th at the Niagara County Fairgrounds in Lockport, NY. Located halfway between Buffalo and Rochester, you'll be immersed in the wonders and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

The weekend of family-friendly fun includes Celtic music, dancers, athletics, clans, living historians, attractions, vendors, food, children’s activities and much more! Admission varies; Kids 12 & under FREE; parking is FREE. Visit NiagaraCeltic.com for ticket discounts, event schedule, and more!


How do I get into the festival FREE? Working as a volunteer for only 4 hours gets you into the festival for free, along with food tickets. To grab an available shift, please email volunteers@niagaraceltic.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes. If you forget, you can have your tickets on a mobile phone to scan, or be prepared to show ID at the Front Entrance to verify your purchase.

What is the age minimum for the senior discount? Our senior discount is available for ages 60+ with valid i.d. at the Front Entrance.

Who qualifies for the student discount? Middle, High school and college students qualify with valid i.d. at the Front Entrance. Remember 12 & under are free.

Is there an age limit to enter the event? All children 12 & under are free, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Where do I park? Parking is available when you arrive to the fairgrounds. Availability is based upon your arrival each day.

What is allowed at the festival?

  • Lawn chairs, chairs, jackets, sweaters and blankets are encouraged

  • Water

  • Festival Re-Entry: Tickets include wristbands which allow same day re-entry anytime at all our gates.

  • Dogs are permitted. RULES: they must be leashed, cleaned up after, have all vaccinations, and behave well around other dogs/ animals and very large (unpredictable) crowds of people. Any dogs who fail to comply will be asked to leave, along with their owners with no refunds.

What is not allowed at the festival?

  • Animals other than dogs

  • Alcohol

  • Outside food & drink

  • Coolers and baskets

  • Bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, etc.

  • Peddling or soliciting

  • Drones

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? It is just fine if one name is on all your tickets.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes- please email vicki@niagaraceltic.com to process a transfer.

Can I receieve a refund? Tickets can be refunded before festival weekend. No tickets can be refunded after Sept. 20th. Any used tickets will not be refunded. No refunds given for comp or free tickets.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? For any questions or information of the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival please email vicki@niagaraceltic.com with questions or issues.

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Niagara County Fairgrounds

4487 Lake Ave.

Lockport, NY 14094

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