Gathering of the Mighty Clans at the 2024 Celtic Festival

The Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

From $20.00

Fri, July 12th, 2024 @ 5:00PM EDT

The Celtic Festival has moved! Our new location offers FREE ON-SITE PARKING and an expanded Clans area encircling the Highland Games.

We invite you to represent your clan at the festival on July 12-13, 2024 at The Washtenaw Farm Council.


Attending the Saline Celtic Festival Clan and Cultural event offers the following benefits;

- Two adult passes for the all the Saturday events with dance, music, and athletics.

- Dedicated refreshment/snack/hospitality tent for Clan representatives

- The opportunity to win Best Clan Tent award

- Clan recognition during the Opening Ceremony at the athletic field.

- Recognition of any Clan Dignitaries during the Festival

- Clan recognition on the Festival website


- There will be a Ceilidh Friday evening starting at 6:00 pm. (Gates open at 5:00pm.)

- Blessing of the Tartans

- Parade of the Clans during the Opening Ceremony on Saturday

- Best Clan Tent Award

- Closing ceremony for the wee bairns (Piper’s Parade and Clan March)

- Participation in the Clan Passport program. Bring a stamp for the kids!



- A 10’ x 10’ space will cost $20. Each participating Clan/Society will receive two free Festival passes. Warren and I will give you your packages at your tent. The Clan Pack will contain your complimentary passes, a map of the festival and a schedule of events including Blessing of the Tartans and clan parades.

- 10' x 10' pop-up canopies are available to rent for $30.

- Additional tickets can be purchased by way of the registration form or, through our website:

Children under 6, and active military are admitted free of charge.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE — loading and unloading

- Unrestricted loading and unloading with your own vehicle on the field is scheduled:

08:30 am 4:45 pm Friday,

06:00 pm – 09:30 an Saturday,

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday.

No clan vehicles are allowed to drive on the field outside of those times.

- Loading or unloading outside of these times can be done using a motorized cart which we’ll have available at your request. If you plan to arrive after 9:00 am on Saturday or depart before 7:00 pm on Saturday, please let us know so we can plan ahead. There will be a loading and unloading zone near the gate for your convenience.


This year the clans are going to be responsible for supporting a Clan Festival Passport for the kids—of all ages. Please make sure to bring your clan stamp or be prepared to mark a Clan Passport when the wee bairns come by.


Free on-site parking is available.


A map of the Festival grounds, event scheduling, directions, and other information can be found on our website at --


Is there parking at the event?

Yes! Our new location offers 20 acres of free on-site parking!

Do we have to bring our own tent/canopy?

NEW THIS YEAR! We are offering 10' x 10' pop-up canopy rental for $30. You can reserve a rental canopy on the registration/ticket page.

Is the facility handicap accessible?

The facility is a fairgrounds with crushed gravel pathways. Handicap parking is available just outside the entry gate. We are dedicated to making our event completely accessible so, if you require assistance, please let us know.

Can we bring our Clan dog?

Absolutely! Don't let them bite anyone and clean up their doodies.

Will anyone be available to help us set up?

We can usually find someone to give you a hand with set up. When you arrive let Terese or Warren know you'd like some help.

Will we be able to see the Games from our location?

You will be so close you'll be able to hear their kilts swooshing.

Are alcoholic beverages allowed in the Clan area?

With the exception of the designated Wee Folk area, the Festival allows for beer, wine, cider & mead purchased from the official beer tent to carried anywhere inside the festival grounds.

Are the registration & rental fees refundable?


What happens if it rains?

The Festival goes on rain-or-shine so if it rains, we all get a little wet while we run to one of the seven buildings on the fairgrounds. (The beer garden is under a roof *wink*) If you feel you must leave due to weather, find Terese or Warren and they will assist with getting you loaded up and safely out the gate.


For general Festival questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected], or better yet, email me directly at [email protected]

Terese & Warren VanHout, Co-Chairs


Refund Policy:

No refunds or returns.

Cancellation Policy:

An event can only be canceled by the venue and/or event organizer. If the venue or event organizer cancels an event, you will be refunded within 4 business days of the event date for your purchase.

The Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 429-3145