Close Menu
Berlin, Ocean Pines News Worcester County Bayside Gazette Logo Berlin, Ocean Pines News Worcester County Bayside Gazette


Annual Celtic Fest returns to Furnace Town this weekend

(Oct. 1, 2015) The 26th annual Chesapeake Celtic Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4 at Furnace Town Living Heritage Village in Snow Hill.
Tucked away in the ancient and vast Pocomoke Forest, Furnace Town is sealed away from time. Like the legendary Brigadoon, the Living Heritage Village emerges from the mist when the Chesapeake Celtic Festival transforms it each fall.
“There is entertainment for all ages. There will be at least three to five activities going on at any one time,” said Festival founder and producer, Jeanne du Nord. “There will even be a Celtic wedding on Saturday with three Irish wolfhounds leading the procession.”
In addition, there will be a fairy artist, Rainborosa, who dances while she paints. The Lucky Leprechaun will sell raffle tickets – last year’s winner won $1,885.50. Marshall Muskrat, wearing a kilt, will greet one and all.
There will be parades, bagpipes, musical groups, dancing, comedy, storytelling, sheep herding by border collies, genealogy, clans, athletics, re-enactment groups, martial arts, craft demonstrations,  cultural presentations, Flowers of the Forest Remembrance, Celtic wares, imported beers and historic ales, wine tasting, whiskey tasting, and Celtic and Chesapeake culinary delights.
The Chesapeake Celtic Festival has been dubbed “a beloved Eastern Shore tradition.” Come feel the magic. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for guests 18 and younger and military.
Furnace Town is handicap accessible and there is plenty of free parking. Visit and for details.