If you’ll be around the Lake County Fairgrounds in Painesville, Ohio in late August, why not celebrate the season by attending Ohio’s Celtic and International Fall Fest?
This action-packed Celtic festival will honor Irish, Scottish and Welsh culture in a series of entertaining and family-friendly ways.
Activities spotlighted at this year’s celebration, which will run from August 31st to September 3rd, 2012, include traditional Celtic music that is performed live on the fest’s four stages.
This year’s headlining acts (to name just a few) include Barleyjuice, Michael Crawley, the Terriers, Mary’s Lane, and the Dublin City Ramblers.
To add even more flavor to this popular Ohio event, organizers have added an International Pavilion, where Russian, Japanese, Lithuanian and African folk musicians and dancers will show off their considerable talents.
Other Festival Highlights
This festival offers lots of fun activities for little ones, including large inflatable toys (such as bouncy castles), puppet shows, Irish dog demonstrations (this may appeal to kids of all ages!), Irish dancer performances, a magic show, and a special Pony Express petting zoo.
In addition to these fun, child-centered activities, Ohio’s Celtic and International Fall Fest also offers a religious Mass at 10:30 am on Sunday, September 2nd.
During the festival, local vendors will provide access to tasty food and drink that matches the spirit of the occasion.
Tickets for the festival will range from eight to ten dollars, so it’s a very affordable way to enjoy Celtic culture at its finest. To learn more about this celebration, please visit the official Ohio’s Celtic and International Fall Fest website.