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Come to Glen Innes Highlands, home of the Australian Standing Stones and celebrate the great and varied traditions of Celtic culture with song, dance, history and food. Experience our spectacular Autumn and cosy ambience created by a cool and colourful New England climate.

The Australian Celtic Festival in Glen Innes Highlands, Northern NSW is unique for its colour, spectacle and range of entertainment and history. Crowds pour into Glen Innes (population 9000) for the Celtic Festival attracted by the Celtic experience, Australian Standing Stones, the opportunity to meet with friends and to enjoy our country hospitality.

The 2019 Festival will honour Scotland and will run from Thursday 2nd May to Sunday 5th May.

The festivals main venue is the Australian Standing Stones, an array of granite monoliths like those around which the ancient Celts danced. To rise at dawn and listen to the eerie skirl of pipes in the autumn mists at the Standing Stones is an experience not to be missed. The four day festival provides non stop entertainment including the street parade, Celtic Strongman events, kirking of the Tartan, massed bands, childrens entertainment, dancing, flag raising ceremonies, poets breakfasts, yard dog trials, market stalls, fun run and Celtic foods.

The festival draws clans, national groups, dancers and artists from across Australia. Visitors participate in Celtic music and dance at one of the four stages at the Standing Stones or in one of the many concert venues in the town of Glen Innes Highlands.

The Australian Celtic Festival is excited to announce that we have been named finalists in the Country & Outback 2018 Regional Tourism Awards. This is a great achievement and such a credit to all of our amazing volunteers, performers and stall holders.

Australian Celtic Festival Committee

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