The Dills Celtic Festival for 2021 has come together. We are having 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 have scheduled are all well-known local and regional bands and musicians. Come and enjoy music by Charlie Zahm with Tad Marks and The Kilmaine Saints on Friday evening. Then on Saturday hear and see Seasons, Across the Pond, The Celtic Martins, and The ShamRogues. Check out our Performers and Schedule page for details. 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 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. Visit our Facebook page and this website for more details as they become available.
Join us for the fourth annual Dills Celtic Festival at the Historic Dills Tavern, 227 North Baltimore Street, Dillsburg, Pa. The festival is sponsored by the Northern York Historical & Preservation Society (NYCHAPS). Proceeds from this event help support NYCHAPS historical and educational programs.
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.
Tickets are available for purchase online for each day for $15.00 and two-day tickets are available for $25.00. Click on the button below to be taken to a website where you can order tickets. Ticket sales may be capped and attendance may be limited due to the pandemic as we follow CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines in effect at the time of the events.
Ticket pre-sales end 48 hours before the event.
On behalf of the Northern York County Historical & Preservation Society (NYCHAPS), 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.
"As an attendee I had a great time! Thought it was well organized for a first event. Thank you DABA!"
"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!"
"Wonderful event!!! Bands, vendors, staff were Great! Thanks for a terrific day! Hope to attend this again next year!"
"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."
"FANTASTIC festival! PLEASE continue this. Thank you so much!!"
"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."
"We had a great time!!!! Well done!!!!"