McLain Festival

McLain Festival Logo23rd Annual McLain Celtic Festival

Held at the Two Mile, a Federal limestone residence built in 1820 when the Walnut Bottom Road served as a busy thoroughfare for travelers, merchants and farmers plying their trade, the McLain Festival celebrates Cumberland County’s Scots-Irish Heritage. Join us for a day of Highland Games, Border Collie Demonstrations, Celtic Music, and Great Food. Find out more information on Clans and check out the numerous Celtic vendors.

Tickets – $10/children under 10 free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at CCHS, 21 N Pitt ST; HOH-The Shop, 33 W High ST; or online via the CCHS Online Store

 

Festival Entertainment 2017

 

Music Tent

  • Rizetta’s Tones 10:15 – 12:00
  • The Knotwork Band 12:15 – 1:00
  • Across the pond 1:15 – 2:00
  • The Knotwork Band 2:15 – 3:00
  • Charlie Zahm 3:15 – 4:00
  • Across the Pond 4:15 – 5:00

 

Glen Stage

  • Celtic Martins 10:00 – 10:45
  • Scottish Country D. 11:00 – 11:45
  • Bonny Knees 12:15 – 12:30
  • Seasons 12:45 – 1:30
  • Celtic Martins 1:45 – 2:30
  • Coyle School of Dance 2:45 – 3:30
  • Seasons 3:45 – 4:30

 

Corn Crib

  • Charlie Zahm

 

Also Check Out:

  • Quitapahilla Highlanders 9:30 to 10 and noon
  • Border collie demos 10:30 am and 2pm
  • Posie Paints, face painting free all day

 

Two Mile House Information

From 1826 to 1857 it served as The James Given Tavern. Many a weary traveler stopped here for lodging and simple food. CCHS was bequeathed the property by Mrs. Mary Wheeler King in 1992.
Two Mile House, so-named because of its distance from the town square, contains 12 rooms, 10 with fireplaces, which feature Doric-style pilasters and a central panel with oval medallion. The floor plan of the main block consists of a central passage flanked by double parlors. A kitchen ell on the first floor has a large cooking fireplace. The central passage is dominated by an open staircase. The property has five acres of landscaped grounds and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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