Every year, Dayton holds a festival celebrating Celtic traditions, food, and music at RiverScape MetroPark.  Being Celtic myself since part of my heritage comes from Wales (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau!) it’s fun to see the mix of ancient and modern.

Normally I don’t make it to the Dayton Celtic Festival because there is always so much going on in July so I’m glad we made it this year.  One of the things pushing us along was that some nice people put a Celtic Festival sign in our yard so it would be almost hypocritical not to go, right?

We saw a bagpipe group, learned about the Irish and Scottish immigrants who came to Dayton, and watched a man and woman turn straw into gold
no wait, that was the lady in Rumpelstiltskin, these people were making wool and weaving it on a loom.  Still pretty neat though.

I think a lot of Daytonians had to expand their horizons a little bit beyond Miller Lite and Budweiser because there were only three beers offered:  Harp, Guinness, and Smithwicks.

We had a lot of fun at the Dayton Celtic Festival, can’t wait to go next year!