Festival Cancelled for 2020

Celtic Festival 2020 Cancellation Announcement

We regret not being able to bring the Dills Celtic Festival to you for our third consecutive year because of the recommendations of our healthcare officials. We would like to recognize and thank all the vendors, clans, volunteers, and performers that were scheduled to participate. Also, a huge thank you to our sponsors and supporters. Our festival would not exist without these dedicated and generous people. We urge you to support our sponsors and vendors. Our appreciation to all involved, and to our fans who were looking forward to the celebration, can not be expressed fully in words. Thank you all. We're looking forward to next year. So come out on April 17, 2021 for our third Dills Celtic Festival.

Please visit the other pages of this website to see a list of those vendors that were scheduled to attend and the sponsors that donated to the festival. We would appreciate your patronage of these businesses. Thank you! 


Save the Date! Saturday April 17, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, rain or shine.

Join us for the third annual Dills Celtic Festival at the Historic Dills Tavern, 227 North Baltimore Street,  Dillsburg, Pa. The festival is the combined effort of the Northern York Historical & Preservation Society and the Dillsburg Area Business Association. Proceeds from this event help support the DABA college scholarship fund and other community charities, and NYCHAPS historical and educational programs.

Admission is $15.00/person at the gate with children under 12 admitted free. Advance tickets can be purchased online prior to the event for $10.00/person.


Celtic crafters, merchandise, music, dancers, food, and beverages

Celtic crafters, artisans, vendors of traditional Celtic foods and beverages, musicians, dancers, and more will be a part of the festival. This will be a celebratory event of the Celtic history and heritage of what is now Northern York County for the entire family! This is a family friendly event. Pets are not permitted except for service animals.


Ticket Sales

Tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the gate for $15.00. Click on the button below to be taken to a website where you can order pre-sale tickets at the discount rate of $10.00. Skip the line and order online.

Ticket pre-sales end 48 hours before the event.


On behalf of the Northern York County Historical & Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) and the Dillsburg Area Business Association (DABA), welcome to the Dills Celtic Festival! Over 275 years ago, Scots-Irish settlers like the Dill family ancestors established homes, farms and businesses in areas west of the Susquehanna River as part of the new American Dream. This is the epicenter of Matthew Dill’s American Dream, a 500 acre property purchased in 1742 that would see the gradual development of an entire thriving community! In the spirit of these early Scots-Irish dreamers, today we celebrate their Celtic heritage and culture.


Some comments from our 1st Dills Celtic Festival

"As an attendee I had a great time! Thought it was well organized for a first event. Thank you DABA!"

Lisa M.

"Thank you for inviting us. We had a wonderful time and look forward to next year!"

R.E. Piland, Goldsmiths

"Had a great time at the Celtic Festival today! Just wanted to say, “Thank you!” to all the volunteers, organizers, sponsors, and bands! Great festival! Great performances! I hope it was as successful as you expected it to be. Hope to be back again next year!"

Jason F.

"Wonderful event!!!  Bands, vendors, staff were Great!  Thanks for a terrific day!  Hope to attend this again next year!"

Cathy L.

"Wonderful event. My son and I had a grand time. Your performers, artists, and venders were all exceptional. I hope you continue this in the future."

Laura M.

"FANTASTIC festival! PLEASE continue this. Thank you so much!!"

Jess B.

"We had the luck o' the Irish with our weather! Great job to everyone who helped put this on. There were lots of things to see, hear, buy, eat, and don't forget drink. I hope next year's event will be even bigger with more food vendors."

David D.

"We had a great time!!!! Well done!!!!"

Pat K.


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

Dills Celtic Festival at the historic Dills Tavern

227 North Baltimore Street, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania 17019

(717) 502-1440

Drop us a line!