Highlights from the 2011 Celtic Classic

September 26th, 2011 posted by Marc Kaminetsky

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Celtic Classic

Did you notice the sun came out in Lehigh Valley on Saturday and Sunday? That was great news for people who had gotten a case of cabin fever. It was also good news for Celtic Classic; one of my favorite festivals.

I have been going to Celtic Classic for about 10 years and have always enjoyed seeing Bethlehem turn green for a weekend. The festival has so many great features, so I decided to share my Top 5 highlights from this year’s Celtic Classic.

1.   Bagpipe Bands – These bands were performing all over the festival grounds. The highlight was the performance by the City of Bethlehem Pipe Band.

2.  The Nutty Bavarian – Whether it’s cinnamon glazed pecans or salted cashews, this booth never disappoints.

3.  The Highland Games – The caber toss is my favorite of these games.  It is amazing to see these athletes throw a 19 foot pole.

4.  Demonstrations by the Wayside Farm Border Collies – These dogs are incredible at their craft, especially when they are able to herd a flock of ducks.

5.  The Food – In my opinion food is the highlight of every Lehigh Valley festival, but Celtic Classic seems to offer some really unique options. This year’s meal was the Scottish Bar-B-Q from The Scottish Cottage. The pork was extremely tender and topped with a homemade sauce.

Did you make it to Celtic Classic?  What was your favorite part?

This article mentions the following partners:
Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival

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