Montgomery County Scottish Irish Festival - September 10th - 12th, 2010
by William Brobst
(Green LAne, PA, USA)
Montgomery County will be hosting the Eleventh Annual Scottish Irish Festival on Friday, September 10th, Saturday, September 11th, and Sunday, September 12th 2010 at Green Lane Park in Green Lane, Pennsylvania.
Enjoy this three day experience of family oriented fun from the Scottish and Irish cultures including live entertainment, music, dance, food, Scottish and Irish imports, arts and crafts, and hands on cultural exhibits, demonstrations, and special activities for children.
The event will start Friday night with an evening concert by headlining bands Tree and Norsewind, from 6 PM to 10 PM. Saturday will run from 9:30 AM to 10 PM with music from the Martin Family Band and The Hooligans and conclude Sunday with a Ceilidh, among other entertainment from 10 AM to 5 PM. Scottish and Irish entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend. Performers and demonstrators will include Bridget Burning Clearly, Pipe Bands, Irish Step-Dancers, Highland Dancers, Society for Creative Anachronisms, Celtic Face Painting, and welcoming back the sheepdog demonstrations and highland games. Additionally, classic and Celtic food vendors and merchants of authentic Scottish and Irish wares will be on site.
“The festival is a unique and fun filled event that everyone in the family will enjoy,” noted Mark Shope, Park Supervisor.
The event will take place at Green Lane Park rain or shine, in Green Lane Pennsylvania. Free admission; a five dollar parking fee is charged.
If you would like more information about this program, please call Green Lane Park at(215)-234-4528 or visit: http://parks.montcopa.org/sifestival.
The park is owned and operated by the County of Montgomery. The park is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.