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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

Burns Night

Date: January 28, 2017

Event will be held at Tipton-Haynes Historic Site.

 
Tennessee Warrior Arts Tournament and Highland Games

Date: March 4, 2017



 
Tartan Day

Date: April 8, 2017

  • 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Free admission
  • A celebration that commemorates the Scottish Declaration of Independence, from which the American Declaration of Independence was modeled on. It also recognizes achievements of Americans of Scottish descent. There will be crafts for the kids, vendors, educational demonstrations and music.
  • Event will be held at Tipton-Haynes Historic Site.


 
A Celtic Mayday Festival

Date: April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017
at Tipton-Haynes Historic Site, Johnson City, TN

Free Event!

  • 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Free admission
  • A celebration of Summer’s arrival. Learn the history of the Celtic Mayday with music, games, crafts, and a candlelight closing ceremony. Come dance around the May Pole and find that unique gift for yourself or a loved one with a variety of vendors selling Celtic wares.
  • Costume contest
  • Highland games demonstrations

Sign up at this event to become a UETCS member!



 
Summer Soltice Celebration

Date: June 24, 2017

  • 2 PM to 8 PM
  • Admission $5.00
  • A celebration of the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). Come join us in honor of the Sun with music, dancing, games, vendors, crafts and food. Learn why the Celts held the solstice sacred, how they celebrated in the past and what traditions still hold today. With a firelight closing ceremony.


 
Harvest Craft Bazaar

Date: August 19, 2017

  • 12 PM to 4 PM
  • Free admission
  • Come shop for local handmade and homegrown items of all kinds


 
Whisky/Wine Tasting

Date: September 21, 2017



 
Torchlight Ceremony and Clan Reception

Date: September 22, 2017



 
Upper East Tennessee Celtic Festival and Scottish Games

Date: September 23, 2017

  • Leading up to the festival
  • Thursday Night 9/21 whiskey/ wine tasting (still in planning not a for sure thing)
  • Friday Night 9/22 torch light ceremony and clan reception. This event is open to the public and starts at dusk.
  • Actual festival starts 9/23, 10 AM to 10 PM ( Ceilidh ( concert with all musicians) starts at 7 PM)
  • Admission $7.00 for a day pass $12.00 including ceilidh , Ceilidh only $6.00
  • Festival in honor of everything Celtic. Music, dancing, demonstrations, games, large kids area, Scottish food and Celtic wares. Highland games and much more.
  • Costume contest


 
Celtic Halloween

Date: October 28, 2017

  • 2PM to 10PM
  • Free admission
  • Come celebrate Halloween Celtic Style. Let us spook you and thrill you all in one night, fun for all ages. Activities include music, pumpkin pie eating, pumpkin carving, hay ride, zombie run and much much more.  Food and vendors as well


 
Celtic Christmas Gathering

Date: December 16, 2017

  • 2PM to 4PM (the time may last longer depending how many people come
  • Free
  • A chance to come meet other members with refreshments, some kind of demonstration, small thank you gift. This is simply a chance for friends to come together in light of the holidays.


 

 

 


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