It is with great pleasure that we welcome your participation in our 2019 Caledonia Celtic Festival. This is the inaugural year for our festival which includes music, sports and great entertainment. Friday June 21st, 2019 will see the festival gates open from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Celtic entertainment will be offered in our Celtic Pub Tent for a nominal $5.00 cover charge.
Saturday June 22nd, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. will be the festival main event at the Caledonia Fairgrounds located in Caledonia, Ontario. This will provide you with the opportunity to pass on heritage information and to showcase your individual groups to our attendees. The Clan and Heritage Team Leader and volunteers will be responsible for communications and providing assistance.
Participants have the option of setting up either on Friday afternoon until dusk or early Saturday. The rear gate will be used for participant vehicular traffic and entrance to the grounds. There will be a tent located near the rear gate for participants to get information, gate and parking passes. The front gate will be restricted to pedestrian traffic during the festival. While there will be security on the site overnight, we ask that you avoid leaving any items of value unattended overnight. For those setting up on Saturday your vehicles will need to be unloaded and parked in the designated parking areas before 8:00 a.m. when the gates open to our attendees. Motor vehicles will not be allowed entrance to the grounds after 8:00 a.m. due to public safety concerns. Vehicles are not allowed to park beside the tents and can only park in the designated parking areas. Tents and displays should be “open for business” by 9 a.m. and remain intact until 5:00 p.m. We do not want any vehicle movement on the grounds after the gates open at 8 a.m. nor until after closing ceremonies end at 5:30 p.m. Security will need to provide assistance for safe vehicle movement at that time. Entertainment continues in the Celtic Pub Tent Saturday until 8:00 p.m.
“Clan and Heritage Groups” and the march before our opening ceremonies will be an important and colourful feature event of the Caledonia Celtic Festival. This parade will take place inside the grounds in time for the official opening at 12:00 noon. The festival planners would like to encourage each and every one of you to participate and represent your Clan and Heritage Group. 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.
A space up to 12’ width x 10’ depth will will be provided at no cost without power for your for your tent and displays. Two Saturday admission passes and one designated area parking pass will be provided free of charge for each registered Clan and Heritage Group participating. Any additional information will be communicated to you upon receipt of this completed registration by email. The spaces will be allocated on a “first-come” and “first serve” basis. Clan tents and Heritage groups may be slightly apart. Communicate your intention to attend plus any additional requirements on the registration (disabled parking for example). Please register by May 31st, 2019. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions. For corrections in your contact information please let us know as soon as possible by email or phone and we will correct our festival contact records. The Caledonia Celtic Festival directors and volunteers appreciate your application.
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Barb Duff (905-719-5541)