Calling all kilt and plain clothed Celtic music fans. October 22-23 is Celtic Music Celebration weekend at the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Need to know how to strike the right chord and make the most of this fantastic music celebration? We’ve got you covered no matter what you choose to wear.

Honor two Carolina legends

Sit (or stand), tap your feet and soak up the region’s rich Celtic history. This festival honors two local music legends, Regis Rowland Malady Jr. and Carolina Renaissance Festival musician John Trexler. Although they are no longer with us, their legacy and inspiration can be heard in today’s best talent.

Special jam sessions

A memorial jam session in Regis and John’s honor will be held at the Royal Pavilion at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  We can’t think of a better way to tip our hats than to get down with some great music.


Men of Skills Competition

Flex your brain and brawn at the Men of Skills Competition. Test your strength, confidence and mad skills. Prizes will be awarded so we say bring it.


Music and more

After enjoying the Celtic jam session, the rest of Fairhaven awaits. Turkey legs, jousting, shopping, pageantry, games and more. Music and fun, huzzah!