Category 2017 Festival

Vendor Info

  • To be listed in the program, we must have your application and payment by April 15th (we will accept applications until April 30th).
  • Limited electricity (for a fee) is available in certain locations, this is provided on a first come first served basis. There is no WiFi or internet access on the Festival Grounds. Self-contained units work the best and are encouraged, if possible.
  • Set up begins Friday after 1:00 pm or Saturday morning after 6:30 am.
  • Grounds to be cleared by noon Sunday (unless special arrangements made) .
  • Food vendors are required to apply and obtain all necessary permits. Please include a copy of your menu items and price list with your completed registration form.
  • Food vendors note:This festival sells water to offset expenses, so please do not include water on your menu.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not been here before please contact Myriah, as Space is limited, and we try to control duplication of goods/services. If you have more questions about setting up at the festival or local services such as campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions, our Vendor Coordinator will be happy to help you!Myriah Dickerson
email address:
Mail: Finger Lakes Celtic Festival
4925 Collett Road
Shortsville, NY 14548

Please note: This is a Family-Oriented Event. No Vending of: Sex Toys, Permanent Tattoos or Drug/Smoking Paraphernalia. No Exceptions!graph here.

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Bag Pipe Bands

Feadan Or Pipe Band

Buffalo Caledonian Pipe Band

Gordan Highlanders

City of Thorold Pipe Band

MacKenzie Highlanders

Rochester Scottish Pipe Band

LBS Highlanders Pipe and Drum

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Past Festivals

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Thank you for your inquiry about being a vendor at the 2017 Finger Lakes Celtic Games & Festival.

2017 Finger Lakes Celtic Games & Festival Vendor Application Form

Deadline for return of your completed application form is February 1st, 2017 to be considered for this year’s event.  All information requested must be provided or your application will not be considered.  You will be notified of our determination by February 15, 2017.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at the 2017 Finger Lakes Celtic Games and Festival!

Vendor Coordinator,
2017 Finger Lakes Celtic Games & Festival


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An undertaking such as this needs volunteers, your support, and ideas to make it happen. We appreciate your suggestions and invite your participation no matter how great or small!

  • Amy MacIntyre                       
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Andy Allen
  • Becky Wheeland/Rautine    
  • Bert Beavers
  • Bill Beavers                              
  • Bill McGreggor
  • Brieanna Shepard
  • Chris Schaffer                          
  • Chris McLouth
  • Clair Frasser 
  • Dan McPherson                       
  • Derice Ford
  • Don S
  • Elizabeth Marie                       
  • Gregg Forsman
  • Ilean Beavers
  • Jeanette Hernandez               
  • Jill Alexander
  • Kurt Kralles                             
  • Laurie Shepard
  • Margaret Griffin                     
  • Mark Shark
  • Media Bennett                        
  • Mike Tomaino
  • Myriah Dickerson
  • Opal Rose
  • Patrick Boswell                        
  • Pete Weis
  • Peter Cormack                         
  • Pheobe Narkow 
  • Robb Dorazio                            
  • Royal Lewis
  • Scott Chappell                        
  • Scott Jennings
  • Sean Gilcrist                           
  • Shaena Daum
  • Shannon Oliver
  • Walter Johnson
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Special Thanks

Special Thanks

  • Amy Macintyre                 
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Andy Allen                        
  • Alen Friedman
  • Ben “Thor” Beavers         
  • Brian Peet
  • Heather Beavers               
  • Hazel Stewart
  • Ilean Beavers                    
  • Jill Alexander
  • Ken Schroeder                  
  • Kurt Kralles
  • Laurie Shepard
  • Mark Palmer                    
  • Myriah Dickerson
  • Peter Cormack                  
  • Robert Putney
  • Tim Potter
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Clans and Societies

If your Clan/Society would like to be represented here in the future please let us know.

2017 Finger Lakes Celtic Festival
Details and Guidelines


  • Date: Sat., May 20, 2017       9:30 A.M. – 7 P.M.
  • Address: 4925 Collett Rd. Farmington, NY   14425
  • Admission: Free for Clan/Society workers on site (up to 4 persons).
  • Parking: Close on-site.
  • Ground Space: 10’ x 10’ – need more? Let us know what you require.
  • Set up: May begin after noon on Friday, May 19th or after dawn on Sat., May 20th.  Must be off site by noon on Sun., May 21st.
  • Security: Security people on duty from noon Fri., May 19th through noon Sun, May 21st.
  • Complimentary coffee/tea and donuts during set-up on Sat. morning.
  • Complimentary bottles of water.
  • Clan dish-to-pass all day at Clan Central tent (behind Clan MacAlister)
  • Free on-site camping for Fri. and Sat. nights. Sorry, no water or electricity.
  • Nearby accommodations. See attachment “Accommodations” for a list of motels, B & B’s, and campground.
  • Please email us ( a picture and/or a write-up for free space in our festival program.


  • No pets, please, on Festival grounds. Clan/Society tents are NOT considered Festival grounds.
  • Alcohol from an outside source is not allowed on Festival grounds. Again, Clan/Society tents are NOT considered Festival grounds.
  • The Festival is not responsible for lost or stolen property at any time.
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Highland Games

The first record of these games was in the 12th Century A.D. in the Irish Book of Leinster. However, we know they go back much further, and may be the oldest continuing athletic games in the world. Early games were part of ceremonies,fairs, feasts and funerals. The roots of these games were developed to test agility and strength. The items used today have evolved from things available to the earliest Scotsman.

There are 9 events in the Heavy games:

Caber Toss:
This is the Signature, most identifiable and dramatic event in the games. The Caber is straight log, similar to a telephone pole. It varies in length (16’-22’) and weight (90# to 210#) depending on event and class. The object is to lift, balance, run, and toss or flip it end over end so that it lands and then falls at a perfect “12 O’clock” position in front of the Athlete. Caber is Gaelic for “Tree”!

Heavy and Light Weight for Distance:
A block, weighing 56#/28#, attached to a ring and chain, is thrown 3 times only the longest throw counts! The weights for these events are measured in “Stones”, 1 Stone = 14 pounds!

Braemar Toss:
Braemar stone is 20#-28# and is thrown from a standing ppsition. with the feet remaining planted.

The Clachneart Toss:
Also known as the “Open Stone”, the Clachneart,  is a 16# smooth, round river stone. It is thrown with a spin like the modern Shotput.

Hammer Toss, Heavy and Light:
Feet must remain planted while seeing who can throw the Hammer the furthest. A Scottish hammer has a 4’+/- handle with a 16# or 22# lead ball or the end.

Weight Toss for Height:
Same 56# weight as the Heavy Weight for Distance is used for this.  The distance thrown is one handed, backward vertically over a bar for height! Bar is raised till no one can make it over without hitting the bar. You’re allowed 3 attempts per height or till eliminated.

Sheaf Toss:
Similar to the weight toss for height in the cross bar is raised till no one can make it over without hitting the bar. You are allowed 3 attempts per height or till eliminated. However, in this event a Pitchfork is used to toss a burlap bag filled with a 18#-20# “Sheaf” of hay over the cross bar.

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Our 6th annual Games and Festival will be May 20th 2017.

We are honored to welcome Athletes, Pipe Bands, Clans, Performers and Vendors from around the US, Canada and Europe..

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