The International Celtic Festival to Kick Off August 18 & 19 at Hunter Mountain

By AlpineZone News |
Aug 13 2012 - 10:10 AM

Fireworks display on Saturday and spectacular Mass March on Sunday

Hunter, NY – The annual International Celtic Festival is set to kick off August 18 & 19 at Hunter Mountain, featuring entertainment from the Emerald Isles, world class Irish-American bands, pipe & drum competitions and authentic Irish vendors including craft, traditional foods and more. Shilelagh Law will be headlining the festival with other acts to include Black 47, Andy Cooney, Emish, Jameson’s Revenge and more. A full list of live music is available at

The festival grounds open at 11am on Saturday, with a fireworks display at 10pm. The festival opens on Sunday for a Catholic Mass with Father Frank Pizzarelli of Hope House Ministries and the Andy Cooney Band at 10:30am. The spine-tingling Mass March of hundreds of pipers and drummers marching down the mountain in unison will take place at 6:30pm. There will be numerous art, craft and food vendors located throughout the festival grounds spanning the indoor and outdoor areas of Hunter Mountain. The festival will take place rain or shine and includes a designated children’s entertainment area performing puppet shows, magic acts and more.

Lodging specials are available through the Kaatskill Mountain Club. Book a two night stay during the International Celtic Festival and receive one day admission to the festival and breakfast at VanWinkle’s restaurant each morning. For more information please contact the KMC at 800-775-4641. Hunter Mountain’s Skyride will be operating over the weekend, allowing festival-goers to take the chairlift to the summit of the resort—hours of operation and pricing can be found at New York Zipline Adventure Tours will also be operating; reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 800-486-8376.

For further information please visit Admission to the International Celtic Festival is $13 per person if purchased early on or $16 at the door. For interview opportunities please contact Gus Kosior, Entertainment Director, at; or by phone at 845-651-4266.