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The sights and sounds of the Emerald Isle and the Scottish Highlands will be on display at the Shawnee Celtic Festival at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area on May 26-27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The main stage under the huge festival tent will be home to non-stop Celtic music and dancing. Featured performers include: Seven Nations; The Screaming Orphans; the Marching MacKay Pipe Band; the Pocono Highland Dance Academy; Gallagher School of Irish Dancing and the McElligot School of Irish Dance. Each will perform individually and some together on the main stage throughout the afternoon.

Shawnee’s Irish Pub entertainment includes multiple sets by Irish showman and comedian, Seamus Kennedy and several performances by the energetic Rogue Diplomats.

Celtic food & craft vendors will fill the festival grounds. There will also be sheep herding demonstrations by the Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm and a Celtic farm animal petting zoo. Scottish magician, Stephen Christopher, and Patty O’Furniture, the world’s tallest leprechaun and juggler, will perform in the children’s show area.

The event will be held rain or shine. Advanced festival admission is $9; $7.50 for children ages 5–12. Visit for more information.

Sheep hearding demonstrations.