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Celtic Faire

Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

An annual favorite!

Join us at GCV&M for an annual favorite – the Celtic Faire! From the Scottish Highlands, Emerald Isles, and rugged Welsh coastline to the Genesee Valley, Celtic traditions and roots run deep. Explore this rich culture at our pan-Celtic celebration of heritage music, dance, and authentic food and drink. Shop specialty vendors, see artisan demos, watch exciting Highland games, explore the Historic Village, find out about your family history at the clan booths, explore tartans in the John L. Wehle Gallery, and so much more.

Tickets for this event are not yet on sale – please check back soon! 


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Enjoy traditional foods, treats, and craft beverages

From Scotch eggs to historically-based craft beers on tap, the Museum will be bustling with good eats on this festival weekend! Plus, visit the D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery in the Historic Village to find fresh baked goods made on-site! 

Clan Booths

Chat with visiting clan representatives for more information on lineage, geneology, tartan history, and a host of other topics!

Specialty Vendors

From delectable Welsh cookies to exquisite knotwork jewelry, and fairy paraphernalia to gorgeous knits, be sure to bring your màileid-pòca (wallet) when exploring our array of specialty vendors!


Check back to explore our growing list of vendors. 

Ticket Information

Museum Members: FREE

Adults: $23 

Seniors (62+): $20 

Students (13 – 18): $20 

Youth (3 – 12): $17 

Children (under 3): FREE

GCV&M Member admission is FREE and guaranteed for this weekend. Click here to learn more about joining the Museum as a Member!

Tickets for this event are not yet on sale – please check back soon! 


Is there ample parking?

Parking is free and plentiful! Park in any of the main lots at the front of the Museum. Please leave the first two bays available for handicapped parking. 

How do I show my purchased tickets?

Please have your ticket(s) either printed out OR pulled up on your phone screen and ready for scanning for quick and easy check-in. Pro-tip: take a screenshot of each of your tickets to have ready and pulled up on your phone screen! Please note: Wifi can sometimes be spotty at the front of the Museum. 

is this event rain or shine?

Yes! This event is rain or shine. The Museum will only cancel in case of a severe weather emergency.

Are there places where I can sit down?

There are lots of park benches and picnic tables around the Museum Grounds. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket to sit on to watch the goings-on around the Great Meadow.  

How should I dress?

Please dress accordingly for the predicted weather conditions.  

We recommend wearing a good pair of walking shoes – there is a lot to see and do, and surfaces in the Historic Village (brick paths, cobblestone, grass), can be uneven. 

Are service animals welcome?

Yes! Leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. 

What if I need a refund for my ticket?

We’re sorry to hear that you’re not able to attend! Tickets may be refunded only up to 7 days prior to the event date and are strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

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