Celtic heritage day coming to Great Falls. (Press release)

Kilt o’ the Falls event is the first of its kind in Great Falls featuring kilts, bagpipes and Highland Games. 

GREAT FALLS, Mont. ­ Three local residents are spearheading a celtic heritage celebration in Great Falls this summer. Organizers Tim Stoddard, Paul Skinner and Nancy Knapp decided to bring a festival to Great Falls after participating in several similar events in other cities.

“We felt there was a need to have a festival in Great Falls,” said Stoddard. “It is a central location and Montana has many people with Scottish or Irish heritage.”

The Kilt o’ the Falls Celtic Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Scottish Rite grounds (1304 13th Street South) in Great Falls. The free, one­ day event will celebrate the culture of the Celtic nations with highland games and other heritage displays.

The festival will feature a “black sheep” (unsanctioned) highland games including the caber toss, stone put, Scottish hammer throw, and sheaf toss. Additional entertainment will be announced at a later date.

The group held a traditional Burns night dinner Jan. 23th featuring traditional music and food. Approximately 200 people attended the event, raising more than $700 to support the festival. Individuals interested in vending or volunteering should visit www.kiltothefalls.com for more information. The deadline to signup is July 16.

For additional information, contact Nikolas Asmussen at kiltothefalls@gmail.com or by phone at (406) 564­6005

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