CNY Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

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Jack Heins
(315) 447-9046
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     The 2019 Central New York Scottish Games and Celtic Festival will be held on August 10, 2019 at Long Branch Park in Liverpool, NY (Just outside of Syracuse), rain or shine. Gates open at 9:00 AM with individual Piping, Drumming, Dancing competitions going on all morning, along with Professional and Amateur Athletes competing in the “Heavy Athletic” competitions. Opening ceremonies with the massing of all the participating Pipe Bands, Drum Majors, Clans and Athletes is scheduled for noon (get there early for parking). The Festival concludes with 2nd massing of the Bagpipe Bands and Closing Ceremonies at 5:00 PM. A “HUGE” Ceilidh (party) follows from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, under the Entertainment Tent with more Piping, Drumming and of course CNY’s very own Celtic Rock sensation, The Causeway Giants!!!!


     Included in the day’s events are massed bagpipe bands, band competitions, solo bagpiping, dancing, drumming and drum major competitions; Irish and Scottish dancing demonstrations; Scottish, Irish, and American foods; Clan Tents and geneology; Highland Cattle on display; Scottish and Irish clothing and food vendors; Harmony of Harps, Syracuse Irish Session; Small Pipe Society, Children’s Events; and Amateur and Master Class Scottish Heavy Athletic Events: (Caber and Sheaf Toss, Hammer and Stone Throwing are a few of the events: come out and give it a try!).


     Come sit down under the Entertainment Tent and listen to Celtic music being performed throughout the day: Charlie Zahm in the morning. Tom Keefer and the Celtic Cross Band performing from 2:30 – 5:00 and then the big “Party” afterwards, with the Causeway Giants!!!!!


Students in Scottish arts can apply for scholarships during the day and evening at the various Games tents. Scholarship applications are also in the Games program.


Advertising space is available in the Games program. Contact Nicole Jenkins, or call her at 914-456-6343. Programs are given free to all 4,000 attendees.


     Patron packages are also available: $40.00/person or $70.00/couple if postmarked by July 20. The Patrons Package includes: preferred Parking and Seating, Lunch, Snacks and Beverages!!

                                      (One of the best deals at the CNY Games!!!!)

         Contact Nicole Jenkins, for information and reservations. (See contact information above)


Welcome Lads and Lassies, Rain or Shine, Scot or Not! Bring your folding chairs and/or blankets and come enjoy the day. Discounted advance sale tickets are available until July 31.


     For information, directions, and/or advance sale tickets, please write:

     CNYSG - P.O. Box 6405, Syracuse NY 13217; or call Dale Bloss, 315-399-4116


We have plenty of “Handicap” parking available and golf carts to assist those having trouble walking.


For more information, visit us at:

Street Address

371 Long Branch Road
Syracuse, NY 13209


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