Saturday, July 27, 2013
The fifth annual Celtic Festival will be held at The Farm on St. Mathias (7579 St. Mathias Road Brainerd, MN 56401) on Saturday July 27th, 11am - 6pm followed by a showing of The Weir, a one act play at 7pm in the new farm building. Saint Mathias Celtic Fest was featured on Lakeland' PTV's "Northwoods Adventure". Watch it!
The Farm on Saint Mathias is proud to be partnering with Finnegans - not only to bring you a great Celtic festival - but also to support the Emergency Foodshelf Network’s Harvest for the Hungry program. Buy beer from Finnegans' truck at the festival and all proceeds will be donated to the Harvest for the Hungry. Finnegans is "turning beer into food." Read more about Finnegans and their commitment to eliminate hunger.
Live entertainment on the Main Stage by The Fauxtatoes, the Gunn Slingers, Todd Menton - all emceed by Welsh storyteller John Dingley. Special guest is Irish crime author Erin Hart and TG4 Gradam Ceoil Traditional Composer of the Year and now author Paddy O'Brien who will be speaking on fascinating Irish topics (including bog people!) and chatting casually with you in the Farm Market building.
Traditional Celtic craft demonstrations of sheep shearing, fiber spinning, dying and weaving. Demonstrations by stonecutters, blacksmiths, metalsmiths, fiber spinners and the Blue Ox Brewers Society. Try Irish ceili dancing or just dance!
Activities for children including games, facepainting, and balloon twisting. Don't forget to visit the Alpacas of Whistling Wind Farm!
Featuring vendors selling Celtic clothing, soaps, music, and craft items. Vendors include: From the Ground Up Pottery, Fiber Creations by Tammy Severtson, Handcrafted soaps by Backwoods Bathing, Celtic Cottage, Reclaimation furniture, The Center for Irish Music and more. Food by our friends at Prairie Bay!
New theatrical event! The Weir, a five person one act play which takes place in an Irish pub. PG13. Seating is limited and located in the new farm building. Wine and food will be served by Prairie Bay.
Looking forward to seeing you! Special thanks to our community partners:
Saint Mathias Farm NEWS!
The Farm on St. Mathias has recently formed a 501c3 federally recognized nonprofit, “Foxfire Festivals at The Farm.” The mission of this unique nonprofit is to nurture and promote cultural arts and trade crafts through the use of traditional music, storytelling, dance, artisans and agriculture. The purpose of the nonprofit is to reconnect consumers with not only the source of their food, but advancing the linkage between people, land, culture and agriculture. For Bob and Arlene Jones, the vision expands the idea of sustainability to include not just nourishment to live, but the actions of creating vibrant, creative and sustainable communities in which all citizens thrive. As a guiding philosophy, the Joneses will use the nonprofit structure to uphold and support the growing agriculture tourism industry, using the natural beauty and art of the farm to support rural communities, promote traditional cultural arts, and inspire creativity and imagination. Outreach and Community Development will include programs designed to advance community growth and improvement, specifically targeted towards sustainability and resiliency to include food, energy, personal and community health, transportation and land use.