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Check back here for information on the 2018 Celtic Challenge!

Highland Dance Competitions

2018 Highland Dance info will be updated soon!

Entry Fees are non-refundable. FUSTA-MW receives $1.00 donation from each entry to aid in the development of Scottish dancing in the region. A few reminders for potential dancers:

  • Please take advantage of pre-purchasing tickets for admission to the Festival-this applies to those who are not competing and may be purchased when you send the entry in ($10).
  • Bus Service begins at 8:00 am at Liberty Middle School.
  • Cars may drop off competitors up to 9:30 am on the grounds of the competition.

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Music and Dance

The Saline Celtic Festival offers music and dance performances on five stages throughout the day, as well as Friday and Saturday evening performances on the Red Dragon Main Stage.

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Highland Athletics






Due to popular demand, the Scottish athletics are back! This year we will run an amateur open event for men and women of all ages. Events: Heavy and Light Weight for Distance, Weight Over Bar, Sheaf Toss, Caber Toss, and Braemar and Open Stone. (7 events!)

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Wee Folk Activities

Wee Folks Island is a magical place for our wee Celts to go! The Island features something for everyone, be they lad or lassie.

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Pipe Bands


The pipe bands appearing at the Saline Celtic Festival represent the best in Michigan and generally place in the top positions at competitions around the state. Each band will perform a thirty-minute concert set at the top of each hour throughout the afternoon starting at 1:00 pm followed by a massed bands at 5:00 pm.

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Celtic Clans

Visit the clan tents and learn about their heritage. Click here to learn more about clans!

Living History

Society for Creative Anachronism

Traditional Celtic Weaponry and Fencing Demonstrations

The Ann Arbor Sword Club
Sword displays and Fencing Demonstrations


Today’s modern Mounted Martial Equestrian Games include elements from thousands of years of military and war horse training. These elements include Dressage, Jumping, Jousting, Archery, Firearms, Swordsmanship and Cavalry.

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Ring of Steel
Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe is a theatrical combat organization providing classes, training, custom fight choreography, fight direction, weapons rentals, and many other services to the public at large. They will be showing demonstrations all Saturday afternoon!

Schedule of demonstrations: 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, after dark fire show

Sheep Herding Dog Demonstrations & Celtic Dogs

Herd Dog Training and Skills performances including live demonstrations.

Sheep Herding Schedule: 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm

The Festival will also also feature other Celtic dog breeds such as deerhounds, wolfhounds, bearded collies and terriers. We will also have The Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue at the festival K9 tent. Click here for more information>

Millie the Millpond Monster
Take a stroll by the Saline River and look to see who’s in the water! Is she moving?!

Crowd Participation Events

Haggis Hurl
Demonstrate your skills by hurling a Haggis, which is a traditional Celtic food, at a target. Three competitions throughout Saturday. Prizes for men’s, women’s, and kid’s winners.

Schedule coming soon!

Golf Chipping
Show your prowess at the traditional Celtic game by chipping in a “closest to the pin” contest. Three competitions throughout Saturday. Prizes for men’s, women’s, and kid’s winners.

Schedule coming soon!

Celtic Clobber
Show a friend your love in this pillow fight on steroids on top of our balance beam.

Textiles at the Celtic Festival

This year in the textile tent there will be indigo dye demonstrations! Once reserved for the very rich, this natural dye from plants has been shrouded in mystery. Stop by the tent to see the array of blues that can be attained through using this ancient dye. We will be demonstrating dyeing fabric, yarn, and fiber over the course of the day. Guild members will also have items for sale.

Dyeing demonstrations will be at 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm

Community Expo (Non-Profit Area)

Visit with these associations after the main festival gate and see what they’re all about!