Caledonia is Calling All Clans!
Ceud mìle fàilte!
A hundred thousand welcomes!
If you love sharing the histories, customs, and infamous stories of royals and rebels that get passed down from your ancestors as much as we do, we've got a spot at the Caledonia Celtic Festival with your clan's name on it.
There's something special about connecting with complete strangers over your shared ancestry and watching them walk away with a newfound pride in the clan crest and tartan that represents their family name and heritage.
If you want to represent your clan in our Clan Village at the first annual Caledonia Celtic Festival on the bonny banks of the Grand River in the small town of Caledonia, Ontario, we'd love to host you!
Here's what we'll provide you with:
A 12’ x 10’ space for you to set up your tent and displays with a paved walkway (no mud!)
Each registered clan will receive 2 passes for entry to the games on Saturday with a designated parking pass
Logistical assistance from our Clan and Heritage Team Leader and volunteers
The option of setting up either on Friday afternoon until dusk or early Saturday
A chance to participate in our opening ceremonies march with your group to represent your clan
It only takes a few minutes to apply online!
Please register by May 31st, 2019, if you plan to attend.
Clan spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
General Event Info
Caledonia Celtic Fairgrounds, 151 Caithness Street East, Caledonia, Ontario.
Friday, June 21st from 5 pm - 11 pm with entertainment in the Celtic Pub Tent.
(Tickets will be $5.)
Saturday, June 22nd from 8 am - 8 pm is the main festival event.
(Tickets will be $16 online before June 1st or $20 at the gate.)
Children 10 and under are free.
“Clan and Heritage Groups” will participate in a march before our opening ceremonies. This is your opportunity to be joined by any kinsmen and members who are present on the grounds. We will be lining up for the parade before 11:45 a.m. Volunteers will direct you where to line up for the parade.
One of the clans we'll be hosting is:
Clan MacFarlane Worldwide was incorporated on July 4th, 2010 in Kansas, USA. The idea itself was born a year earlier almost 2 thousand miles away surrounded by the deep waters of Loch Lomond and in the shadow of Ben Lomond. It was on the island of Inveruglas, a former MacFarlane stronghold, that the founding members put forth their idea of a Society that would embrace all descendants of the clan no matter their current location. A Society that would work to preserve the physical and cultural aspects of Clan MacFarlane. A Society that would build lasting relations with the inhabitants of Arrochar, Tarbet, Ardlui and other ancestral lands.
Come on over and visit Clan Macfarlane in our Clan Village when you come to the Caledonia Celtic Festival!