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Celebrate Celtic traditions with music, athletic competitions & authentic goods & cuisine

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Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Limit 1 per person per weekend. Redemption not valid until 9/16/11. Pass valid only from 10/29-10/30. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival - Doswell: $13 for Weekend Pass to Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Doswell ($27 Value)

Bagpipes achieve their full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's Groupon: for $13, you get one weekend pass to Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Doswell (a $27 value).

The 17th annual Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival celebrates kilt-country traditions with a weekend packed with live music, authentic cuisine, a Celtic market, and sundry athletic competitions. Headlining musical acts feature bands such as Albannach and Barleyjuice, who get tartans twirling with native jigs and ancient war songs. A series of heavy athletic feats display equal parts brawn and will with a bevy of weight-throwing contests, including the caber toss, in which participants flip tree branches that measure 21 feet long and can weigh 150 pounds. Festival-goers may also witness harp, fiddle, and dance competitions, and the market offers a trove of Celtic arts, crafts, and traditional togas.

Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival

The Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival gives visitors a chance to get an up-close view of more than 20 hot-air balloon teams from across the country, and then observe them in their natural habitat: the sky. The weekend-long festival is held on the grassy expanse of Meadow Event Park. The main attractions are the morning and early-evening flights, when all 20 colorful vessels take to the air at once and gracefully interrupt the annual paper-plane migration.

On Saturday, a sweeping balloon-glow display will light up the night sky. Meanwhile, off-site rides instill wonder with dawn or near-dusk flights in one of the balloons—and include transportation back to the grounds in the chase car. And yet balloons aren't the festival's only draw: regional crafts vendors display their hand-made apparel and arts, while craft beer and wine tastings pair with food from local restaurants. Throughout each day, live bands play classic rock and new wave, old-school jazz and R&B, and folk-infused country.

Customer Reviews

34 Ratings

Want to see it again!
Heather B. · July 18, 2012
Maybe just some more hay on the ground to sop up the mud during the rain, but great experience otherwise.
Robert L. · December 11, 2011
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    Doswell

    13111 Dawn Blvd.

    Doswell, Virginia 23047

    804-994-2900

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