X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Freedom Kilts website Scotweb websiten Burnetts and Struth website Celtic Croft website
Xmarks advertising information Celtic Corner website Xmarks advertising information Houston Kiltmakers Xmarks advertising information

User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    8th January 08
    Location
    The Bayou City - Houston, TX
    Posts
    6,730
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Bethlehem's Celtic Classic & Genealogical Trip to Tinicum Twp

    Hello, Pennsylvanians;

    For 2012, I'm seriously considering a week-long trip to Tinicum Twp to work on my genealogy and attend the Celtic Classic Festival (CCF) in Bethlehem in late September. For the first part of the trip, I'm thinking of staying somewhere between Doylestown and the Vansant Airport (it's close to the cemetery I want to visit).

    It looks like for the first part of the week a nice, clean B&B is the way to go. Any advice? Does anyone here attend the festival regularly? Is there a better event or time of the year to go? It look's like the CCF doesn't have a large clan gathering, but I saw on the website that Clan Buchanan had a convener there last year.

    If you'd rather not express a public opinion, please PM me. Thanks for whatever advice you will give.
    Last edited by Jack Daw; 26th January 12 at 04:51 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    15th April 07
    Location
    State College, PA
    Posts
    2,426
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Bethlehem's Celtic Classic & Genealogical Trip to Tinicum Twp

    Not sure about B&B's but you might want to try the Braveheart Highland Pub: http://www.bravehearthighlandpub.com/index.asp

    It's just south of town in Hellertown.
    Wallace Catanach, Kiltmaker

    A day without killting is like a day without sunshine.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    8th February 04
    Location
    3389 Schuylkill Rd, Spring City, PA 19475
    Posts
    5,839
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Re: Bethlehem's Celtic Classic & Genealogical Trip to Tinicum Twp

    We go there every year (as vendors) and we're friendly with lots of the staff and organizers. This year is their 25th and we've actually designed a Celtic Classic tartan to commemorate the milestone.

    If you're going to book a hotel in Bethlehem for that weekend, I'd book it immediately. They fill up FAST and this year there's also a 'homecoming' for one of the local colleges the same weekend. They'll REALLY fill up fast.

    The area is very nice. I actually grew up in Perkasie, roughly 20 minutes from Tinicum Twp.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    8th December 09
    Location
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,302
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Bethlehem's Celtic Classic & Genealogical Trip to Tinicum Twp

    Jack, I've been there the last two years and loved it each time. It will be on my calendar for a few more years to come.

    I don't think you'll be disappointed; plenty of fantastic music over three days; vendors out the wazoo; lots of food and drink; Highland activities, etc. It's one of the bigger Celtic events in the country. By all means, go!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    8th January 08
    Location
    The Bayou City - Houston, TX
    Posts
    6,730
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Bethlehem's Celtic Classic & Genealogical Trip to Tinicum Twp

    OK, thanks guys. I will firm up my plans, shortly! (Especially, I will remember to visit the Braveheart Highland Pub!)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    8th January 08
    Location
    The Bayou City - Houston, TX
    Posts
    6,730
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Bethlehem's Celtic Classic & Genealogical Trip to Tinicum Twp

    All reservations made and tickets purchased!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    15th April 07
    Location
    State College, PA
    Posts
    2,426
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Bethlehem's Celtic Classic & Genealogical Trip to Tinicum Twp

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daw View Post
    OK, thanks guys. I will firm up my plans, shortly! (Especially, I will remember to visit the Braveheart Highland Pub!)
    Me thinks we should have dinner together at the Braveheart Pub on Saturday.
    Wallace Catanach, Kiltmaker

    A day without killting is like a day without sunshine.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    19th November 07
    Location
    Neenah, Wisconsin
    Posts
    698
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Re: Bethlehem's Celtic Classic & Genealogical Trip to Tinicum Twp

    Jack,
    Have worked at the Celtic Classic as a volunteer for the past 2 years. The Classic is highly recommended. You'll enjoy it. Let me know if there's a kilt night at Braveheart.
    "The fun of a kilt is to walk, not to sit"

  9. #9
    Join Date
    8th January 08
    Location
    The Bayou City - Houston, TX
    Posts
    6,730
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Bethlehem's Celtic Classic & Genealogical Trip to Tinicum Twp

    A Kilt Night on Saturday evening sounds just right! I'm in (as I'll be there whether anyone shows or not)!

Similar Threads

  1. Celtic Classic, Bethlehem PA Spt 25, 26, 27
    By RockyR in forum Highland Games and Celtic Event Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28th September 09, 10:19 PM
  2. Celtic Classic ******Bethlehem PA
    By mddock58 in forum Highland Games and Celtic Event Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17th September 08, 09:43 PM
  3. Classic Bus Trip to the Clyde Coast
    By cessna152towser in forum Show us your pics
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12th February 08, 10:54 PM
  4. Celtic Classic Bethlehem, PA
    By mddock58 in forum Highland Games and Celtic Event Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 1st October 07, 09:21 PM
  5. Winter Celtic Classic
    By Mike50 in forum Highland Games and Celtic Event Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 1st February 07, 08:14 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0