The Dills Celtic Festival for 2021 is coming together. We are planning a two-day event for 2021.
First, we’ll have a pre-festival concert on Friday, April 16, 2021 with two performances from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM under the big tent. Then, on Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM will be the festival. The performers we are inviting are all well-known local and regional bands and musicians. We can’t say just yet who they are until they are officially booked and under contract, but you won’t be disappointed! We will be inviting vendors for both days.
All events will be held on the grounds of the historic Dills Tavern, 227 North Baltimore Street, Dillsburg. Tickets will be available online and are $15.00 for one day and two-day tickets for both days are $25.00.
Ticket sales may be capped and attendance may be limited due to the pandemic. The festival will follow all CDC and Pennsylvania Heath Department pandemic guidelines that are in place at the time of the events.
Over 275 years ago, Scots-Irish immigrants like the Dill family established homes, farms, and businesses in areas west of the Susquehanna River. Dill’s Tavern is the epicenter of Matthew Dill’s American Dream, a 500-acre property purchased in 1742 that would see the gradual development of a thriving community. In the spirit of these early immigrant dreamers, we celebrate Scots-Irish heritage and culture.
Friday Evening, April 16
4:30 PM – Gates Open
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM – Charlie Zahm with Tad Marks
7:15 PM to 9:00 PM – Kilmaine Saints
Saturday, April 17
11:00 AM – Gates Open
11:45 AM to Noon – Lochiel Emerald Society Pipes and Drums join us for opening ceremonies and announcements
The Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) strives to inspire by connecting the lessons of the past to the challenges of today. Through hands-on experience, the past culture of the area is brought to life in a deeper and richer educational experience. Through preservation, research, and our collections, NYCHAPS seeks to inspire a different way of learning history.