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Upper East Tennessee Celtic Society

Mission and Purpose
The purpose of the organization is to educate people about the culture, heritage, and contributions of the Celtic people and Celtic nations, promote the perpetuation of Celtic culture, traditions, customs, history, literature, and music and to provide venues for recognizing and celebrating their rich legacy through education in Washington County and Upper East Tennessee.

Membership
The Corporation is governed by an Executive Board of Directors consisting of five to seven individuals.  In addition, other individuals are members of the Upper East Tennessee Celtic Society and volunteer their time, energy, and hard work to make the festival a success.  Membership in the Upper East Tennessee Celtic Society is open to anyone 16 years of age or older who has an interest in Celtic heritage, music, and culture.  Membership dues are $5.00 per individual yearly and $10.00 per family.  The Society publishes a newsletter twice yearly in October after the festival and in March for St. Patrick’s Day. The newsletter is available on our website.  Members and volunteers who work at the East Tennessee Celtic Festival are entitled to festival discounts.

For more information, contact:
Upper East Tennessee Celtic Society
P.O. Box 825
Johnson City, TN 37605-0825
Phone: (423) 741-4841
Email: uetncelticsociety@gmail.com

UETCS Calendar

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Date: March 17, 2018

6 pm-8pm

Free Admission

Come and celebrate the Feast day of St. Patrick's commemoration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Light refreshments, music.

 
Tartan Day Celebration

Date: April 7, 2018

Noon-4:00pm

Free Admission

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 06, 1320, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed.

Light refreshments, music.

 
A Celtic Mayday Celebration

Date: April 28, 2018

Noon-4:00pm

Learn the history of the Celtic Mayday with music, Crafts, games, and a candlelight closing ceremony. Come dance around the May Pole and find that unique gift for yourself or that special someone, with a variety of vendors selling Celtic wares.

Free Admission

 
Summer Solstice Celebration

Date: June 23, 2018

Noon-6:00pm

Admission Charged

The Solstice marks the onset of summer at the time of the longest day. This is a celebration of the arrival of summer. The admission charge will be $5.00 for adults, children 6 and under are admitted free.

 
UETCS presents The Inaugural Native American Festival

Start Date: August 4, 2018
End Date: August 5, 2018

10am-6pm

Admission Charged

This festival will include numerous Authentic Native dancers and drummers. They will be explaining the history of the dance and the spiritual meanings. Visitors will be able to see and participate in ritual dances that their ancestors began. The festival will offer Authentic Indian prepared food, which includes everyone's favorite, Fry bread.

We will also have numerous Authentic Native American vendors.

 
Kids Highland Games

Date: August 11, 2018

Noon-4:00pm

Free Admission

Kids will be able to compete and exercise their skills at Caber Toss, Jousting, and many more fun and exciting events.

 
26th Annual Upper East Tennessee Celtic Festival and Scottish Games

Start Date: September 7, 2018
End Date: September 9, 2018

10:00am-6:00pm

September 7th, Torchlight Ceremony Setup & Gathering of the Clans, Free admission

September 8th and 9th, Celtic Festival

Admission charged

Saturday September 8th at 10:00 am, Tim Morris, President of the UETCS, will declare the opening of the 26th Annual Celtic Festival. The festival will end at 6:00pm and The Ceilidh will begin at 7:00 pm, there will be a separate admission for the concert. The festival will continue thru Sunday, September 9th, at 6:00pm. The festival will host numerous Celtic Bands, Sheep dog herding demonstrations. Weapons and weaponry demonstrations, Authentic Celtic vendors and numerous food and drink vendors. We are so excited about our Children's Area.

 
Celtic Halloween Celebration

Date: October 27, 2018

2:00pm-6:00pm

Free Admission

Children will be able to participate in numerous Halloween games. The fun will include dancing with the Hoola Hoop performance artist, Jillian Jansson, demonstrating and instructing her master skills in Hoola Hoop with adults and children. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. We will have plenty of candy for the children. Parents can come and enjoy the Food and Craft Vendors.

 
Celtic Christmas Gathering

Date: December 9, 2018

4:00pm-6:00pm

Free Admission

Come and join us for our Annual Christmas Party. As we celebrate with Food, Fun and Merriment for all ages.

Covered dish requested

 

 

 


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