Experience the Magic and Wonder of the 22nd Annual KVMR Celtic Music Festival and Marketplace

The 22nd Annual KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 28th through 30th in Grass Valley, California at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines. There are eight stages and performance areas.  Our main stage hosts many of the best Celtic musicians on the world stage.


The Nevada County Fairgrounds is transformed into a Celtic Village and headline concert venue. Mainstage musical headliners for this year include The Elders, Heron Valley, House of Hamill, Mathew Byrne and Connla with many more to be announced.

Shopping and dining opportunities abound with over 50 vendors and a complete Irish Pub.  Hundreds of regional performers, singers, bagpipers, actors, jugglers and story-tellers roam the fairgrounds.

Friday night includes pageantry and jousting with the Royal Tournament and Gathering of the Clans, Free Friday Youth Arts Program, and the Friday night Ceilidh – a Celtic party with music, dancing and revelry under the stars.

Photo submitted by KVMR

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in with jam sessions and workshops scheduled throughout the weekend.  History buffs can explore several encampments of “Guilds” who re-create points and places in time. Exciting and educational, the Celtic Animals exhibit houses falcons, eagles, hawks, owls, sheep and ponies.

Photo submitted by Cynthia Tweed, KVMR

Revelers make music into the night in the campgrounds complete with tall trees and a lake.  Camping and RV hookups are available on-site.

Amateur and professional athletes test their strength and skill in Scottish Games. Children are kept engaged with arts and crafts, story-telling, and romping on the straw bales.

We hope you and your family will join us for this year’s KVMR Celtic Festival.

Content provided by Cynthia Tweed, KVMR