McLain Festival

McLain Festival LogoSeptember 1-2, 2018

24th Annual McLain Celtic Festival


Held at the Two Mile, the McLain Festival celebrates Cumberland County’s Celtic Heritage.

Tickets – $10 for the Day or $15 for the weekend. Children under 13 are 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


New this year to the Festival!

Haggis Eating Competition

Shortbread Baking Competition

Children’s Freckle Counting Competition

New Children’s Games & Activities

Saturday evening movie – Disney’s Brave 

Festival Entertainment 2018

Coming soon




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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