Celtic Festival

2010 Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival

Saturday July 17th, 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Tapadh leibh! (thank you!)
Despite scorching heat in the mid-90s, over 1100 fans turned out for the 8th annual Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival at Indian Ranch. The main stage, Celtic Village, Beach, and Celtic Nations Pub all saw hundreds of people enjoying great music and Celtic crafts.

Fiddlers 3

Fiddlers 3Fiddlers 3
Mass-Appeal, Intensity, and Virtuosic skill: Fiddlers 3 is a wildly-energetic spectacle on an unparalleled scale!

Fergus is a five piece contemporary Irish group from Worcester, Massachusetts.

GobshitesThe Gobshites
The Gobshites are an acoustic Irish themed folk-punk band in the style of The Pogues.

Jug O'PunchJug O'Punch
Legendary Celtic performers, Jug o' Punch has been entertaining audiences in Massachusetts for 40 years!

The McInerney School of Irish Step DancingThe McInerney School of Irish Step Dancing
The McInerney School of Irish Step Dance was established in 1983 by Mary McInerney Zona, TCRG.

The Worcester Fire Brigade Pipes & DrumsThe Worcester Fire Brigade Pipes & Drums
The Worcester Fire Brigade Pipes & Drums was formed in October 1994 and has gained a reputation as one of the top fire service pipe bands in the region.

2009 Featured Performers

2010 Festival Village

Enjoy our Village of all things Celtic, children's entertainment, dance, and traditional food and fare in a pub-style atmosphere! Something for the whole family on beautiful Webster Lake. Bring your bathing suit, the beach is open all day with a lifeguard on duty. Don't forget the infamous annual Men in Kilts Contest! And if you still haven’t had enough of all things Celtic, the Gobshites will present a special after hours performance from 5-8 P.M. in the Celtic Pub.

Indian Ranch
Indian Ranch, Webster MA - Click map for directions

Map to Indian Ranch - Click for directions

Tapadh leibh!
(thank you!)

To all of you who attended the 7th Annual Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Celtic Festival. We could not have asked for better weather, entertainment or company. The day was perfect! The feedback has been terrific....
(Click here for full recap, slideshow, and more...)

What Others Have Said About the Blackstone Valley
Celtic Festival:

In the Boston Globe Calendar section feature article titled Goin' Small ... A few of our favorite undersized summer music festivals, Scott Alarik writes:

Singer-songwriter Robbie O'Connell says Blackstone Valley, which he's performed several times, reminds him of the country fairs he used to savor as a boy in Ireland. "You almost feel like you're in rural Ireland," he says, "with farm land all around, and a view of the valley and the hills in the distance." - Boston Globe June 30, 2005

Michael Quinlin, President of the Boston Irish Tourism Association says:

"Thanks for highlighting Blackstone [Valley] Celtic Festival, which is really emerging as one of the new highpoints on the local Irish calendar."

Check back often for updates!

Presenting Sponsors

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Indian Ranch

Celtic Sponsor


Supporting Sponsor

Mass Office of Travel and Tourism Atlas Distributors

Media Sponsors

Charter WCTR TV3 WXLO 104.5 FM WORC Oldies 98.9 FM 100 The Pike FM Worcester Telegram

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