Old Town Winchester Celtic Fest

Join us in Old Town on March 16th from noon to 10 PM to celebrate Winchester’s Celtic heritage with artisan craft vendors, live entertainment and music, Irish dancing, and more! New this year is a St. Paddy’s brewery crawl from 5 to 10 PM, sponsored by our amazing local breweries. We encourage visitors to stop in at our local businesses, many of whom will have special entertainment or offerings throughout the day—or who provide a fantastic Celtic atmosphere every day of the year, such as Piper Dan’s Keltic Shoppe and Union Jack Pub & Restaurant!


Angry Buddha Body Shop – Natural body care products (body oils, perfumes, body butter, sugar scrub, salves), crystal infused candles and jewelry, suncatchers
Tilly’s Imperfections – Ice dyed and patchwork clothing, accessories & décor
Faire Isles Trading Company – Kilts for men, women and children; other clothing; jewelry; gifts & collectibles; scarves & wraps; toys; glassware, flasks & pottery
Posh Fairy Floss – Gourmet cotton candy in 50+ flavors like blue raspberry, piña colada, peach mango, birthday cake, and a special St. Patrick’s flavor
Estraeya Designs – Handcrafted wire-wrapped, soft soldered and Viking Knit jewelry and gifts for the bold
Happy Henna Guy – Henna art & handcrafted wood ornaments and jewelry
It’s All About You – Toys/kids’ items, novelty, jewelry
Mad Celt Creations – All-gender clothing, hair & clothing accessories, hats & crowns, textiles
Handley Regional Library – Library card sign-up
City of Winchester – WinReady on Demand information table
Misty Mountain Meadworks – Free samples of mead (also known as honey wine), 12 – 3 PM at Murphy Beverage
Poverty Ridge Farm – Alpaca made products
Doc Stone Studios – Custom leather goods and wearables
Old Shed Leather Guild – New Age/Crystal/Specialty, Leather goods, armor
Flutterby Fairy Festival – An annual gathering for all things fae
Dark Flower Books and Folk Art – Local artist and author
Idol Hands Resin Art – Resin crafts
Cliché Candle Company – Eco-friendly, handcrafted candles made from natural ingredients
Recycled Spirits – Reclaimed, repurposed artwork
Knead Bread – Local bakery offering Irish soda bread, scones, corned beef and cabbage pasties & more
Jennifer Mackenroth Jewelry – Wire wrapped crystal jewelry with a touch of fae magic
Americanik Leatherworks – Small leather goods, purses, wallets, clutches, and more
Crimson Weaves – Handmade chainmail jewelry and curiosities
Purple Witch Teas – Hand blended packaged loose leaf teas, infusers, raw honey & laser-etched slate coasters


Irish Dance Party (Songs, puppets, and an interactive dance demonstration from Armstrong Irish Dance Academy) – 10:30 AM, Handley Library
Ravenwood Faire & Ravenwood Foundation (Medieval encampment with children’s activities) – 12 PM – 5 PM
One Street Over (Traditional Irish music) – 12 PM – 2 PM, 50/50 Taphouse
Armstrong Irish Dance Academy – 12 PM – 1:15 PM, 50/50 Taphouse
La Compagnie du Griffon Doré (Medieval Scottish reenactment group)– 12 PM – 5 PM
Celtic Rhythm School of Dance – 2:30 – 3:15 PM, Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall (in front of Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum)
Armstrong Irish Dance Showcase – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Handley Library
Belfast: A Celtic Fest Movie Night – 4:30 PM, Handley Library
City of Winchester Pipes and Drums – Throughout the day along the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall


Get a head start on your St. Paddy’s Day festivities with our self-guided brewery crawl! Along the way you’ll find some fantastic seasonal brews, specialty menus, live music, and other delights. Visit a few or visit them all—just try to keep the shenanigans to a minimum!

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