FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What hours are you open?
Saturday from 10 AM until 7 PM. We will start a free Ceilidh from 8 PM until 10 PM in front of the Main Stage.
Sunday from 11 AM until 6 PM.

Are dogs allowed at the Fair?
Yes! We do ask, however, that you keep them on a short leash at all times, be wary of other dogs and small children. This is an indoor event so bring a supply of plastic bags to “clean up” after your pets. We are not responsible for any incidents involving dogs-or their owners!

Should I wear a kilt?
Yes! Or ethnic costume or whatever you feel comfortable in. We do ask, however, that you dress tastefully and not “expose” more than you need to. The West Texas Celtic Fair is a “Family Friendly” event.

Can I bring in my own food or drink?
No. The Midland Horseshoe Concessions retains all rights to food and beverages. Due to TABC regulations alcohol may never be brought into or taken out of the Fair. The Horseshoe Pavilion reserves the right to inspect all coolers and other carriers.

Is the Horseshoe Pavilion ADA Compliant?
Yes. There are a number of ramps and electronic doors. Once inside the Pavilion, everything is one flat surface. The Highland Games are outdoors and might be difficult to access.

Can I get cash at the Fair?
Yes. There are ATMs in the Entrance Breezeway of the Pavilion.

What if it rains?
Our Fair is “always indoors”! You will stay comfortable and dry unless you choose to go outside to the Highland Games Area. Because the Games competitors are hardy ladies and gentlemen, the Games will go on.

How do you pronounce Celtic?
When referring to Celtic culture, music or nations, the word Celtic is pronounced “Keltic”. Only sports teams are pronounced “Seltic”.

Who are the Celts?
The Celts first appeared in what we know today as Austria and the upper reaches of the Danube River around 1200 B.C. Over the centuries they spread from Galatia, in what we know today as Turkey, and from the Mediterranean coastal areas inland across central Europe to the far western
frontiers. The areas considered to be Celtic today are Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia and Asturias. Some say that, because of the Celtic diaspora, places like Canada, the United States and Australia are becoming more Celtic by the generations.

What are the dates of the West Texas Celtic Fair & Highland Games?
Always the 2nd weekend of March. In 2020, our Fair will be on March 14th & 15th