Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games Returns to Richmond International Raceway

The Richmond tradition returns on October 22th and 23th

Celtic festival

The festival will take place at Richmond International Raceway on October 22nd from 9:00 AM to 6 PM and 23rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.



Do you enjoy Celtic food, music, and heavy athletics? The Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games is just the spot. The festival will take place at Richmond International Raceway on October 22nd from 9:00 AM to 6 PM and 23rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Bring out the whole family for a fun, fall weekend with activities for all ages.

The Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games has all things Celtic, including highland dancing and harp and fiddle competitions. The Vendor Village can provide you with jewelry, traditional Celtic food, pottery, and the always popular, kilts.  For an additional fee, you can participate in whisky tastings. This includes instruction and interactive session on the proper way to nose and taste single malt Scotch whisky.

Enjoy this one of a kind festival with your friends and family! Tickets can be purchased by visiting rir.com. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Cullather Brain Tumor & Quality of Life Center and Richmond International Raceway Cares.


Kids 12 & younger admitted FREE

Advance 1-day admission: $15/day (available through October 21)

Advance 2-day admission: $25 (available through October 21)

Day-of admission: $20 for one and $30 for two days

Dogs are permitted with a $5 donation, ticketed adult, and proof of rabies vaccination

FREE Parking                                             

For more information, please visit the Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland games website or Facebook page.

About the Cullather Brain Tumor & Quality of Life Center:

The Cullather Center is a non-profit, free-of-charge resource center with an emphasis on quality of life. Our nurse-run facility provides practical help for coping with this life-altering condition, filling in where traditional services lack.

The Center is conveniently located at 5875 Bremo Rd., Suite 108, in the South Medical building at St. Mary's Hospital. We are open 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Patients can work one-on-one with registered nurse, Dr. Sherry Fox, or with our patient advocate, Cathy Willis, regardless of where they are being treated for their tumor.

About Richmond International Raceway Cares:

Richmond International Raceway Cares provides support to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes, and was developed to help better the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area and the surrounding communities.

RIR Cares is dedicated to assisting charities, causes and events in its community that focus on – but are not limited to – youth, education and recreation.

RIR Cares is a Donor Advised Fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable entity, that donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities.


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