Austin Celtic Festival
November 3-4, 2012
Noon - 7:30 pm
Online: $12/day or $20/two day pass
At Gate: $15 (two day pass not available at gate)
(Children under 13 are free)
One of my favorite local festivals, the Austin Celtic Festival was first held back in 1997 . . .
. . . and was promptly rained out and had to be moved in a hurry to the indoor Dessau Music Hall venue.
The festival has come a long way since its rainy, humble beginnings. It's now a 2 day event held at the spacious Fiesta Gardens just east of downtown and adjacent to Lady Bird Lake.
Highlights include: live music, dance performances, the competitive Highland Games, storytelling, lectures and workshops, children's activities, numerous food and crafts vendors, an archery area, and, of course, lots of Guiness.
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You can check out the Austin Celtic Festival site to confirm the 2011 performer list along with brief bios, but here's the quick version:
The 2012 Celtic Festival includes the following dance companies:
Map - Fiesta Gardens
2101 Bergman AVE
Austin, Texas 78702