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Northeastern South Dakota Celtic Faire



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About Us

We are excited to bring you the Northeastern South Dakota Celtic Faire and Games, on the third Saturday of every September.

The NESD Celtic Faire and Games is based in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and is held in the Holum Expo Building at the Brown County Fairgrounds.   This event provides an exciting venue for all individuals who have any interest in Celtic heritage or history, arts, sports, dance, music, animals, and dog parade.  Everyone is welcome to attend no matter what your heritage.


Some activities and entertainment that are provided are as follows (but not limited to):

  • Vendors with a vast array of merchandise and food for sale
  • Bagpipers of both the Scottish and Irish styles
  • Scottish and Irish dancers
  • Traditional and modern Celtic music
  • Scottish Heavy Games
  • Children’s activities
  • Numerous Celtic-themed demonstrations
  • Dog Parade with Meet & Greet
  • Empty Mugs Program
  • Wee Lad & Wee Lass Contest
  • Soda Bread Contest
  • Horses and livestock

Take a look around and check out the great sights and sounds available for you at the NESD Celtic Faire & Highland Games!

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

10 am-10 pm with evening band

(Doors open at 9:00 am)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

11 am-4 pm

(Doors open at 10:00 am)

Entrance Fees:

Adults (18 and up) $10

Youth (13-17) $5

Children (12 & Under) free

Two-day pass (at the door):

Adults (18 and up) $18

Youth: (13-17) $8

Children (12 & Under)  free

Tickets can be purchased at the door each day. No advanced tickets will be sold.

Mark your calendar for next year’s Faire on September 17-18, 2016


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