FAQ

GETTING TO GODERICH 
Goderich is located on the shores of Lake Huron, on Hwy #8 and Hwy #21. It is approximately a 1 hour drive north from London and a 2.5 hour drive west from Toronto.

PARKING ON THE GROUNDS 
We offer limited accessible parking for those with handicapped permits on the Festival site (via Park House parking lot). Be prepared to show your permit and to leave your keys at the administration area in the event that your vehicle must be moved. Free parking is available on the streets around the Festival site.
 

CELTIC COLLEGE

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND THE CELTIC COLLEGE?
The Celtic College is available to those aged 13 and over.

WHAT IS THE TYPICAL SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK?
There are four 80-minute classes per day. Students select four workshops per day and follow this schedule throughout the week. For example, you will have the same class every day from 9:00 AM to 10:20 AM, Monday to Thursday. 

ARE STUDENTS ACCEPTED AT ALL SKILL LEVELS?
Classes are designed for a variety of skill levels, from absolute beginner to master. Recommended skill levels will be disclosed. 

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN THE EVENING?
Every evening, instructors will perform at our Evening Concert series. These evenings are free for everyone. In 2015, these performances were moved to the newly-built Performance Stage in Courthouse Park. Bringing lawn chairs and blankets is recommended, as the venue has limited seating. In the event of rain, the concerts will move to the Livery Theatre.

WHERE CAN I STAY IN GODERICH?
Students must arrange their own accommodations for the week of the College and Festival. Goderich Tourism will have up-to-date information to consult. It is strongly recommended to book as early as possible.

WHAT HAPPENS ON FRIDAY?
Students are invited to perform in the Student Showcase. Participation is completely voluntary.
Students are admitted to the Festival free of charge on Friday. Entry into the festival thereafter will require a weekend of single day pass. Weekend passes are available to students for $35, but these discounted passes must be purchased prior to or during the Celtic College.

WHEN DO I REGISTER?
Registration opens in May. Upon arrival in Goderich, students are invited to pick up their registration materials at the Livery Theatre on the Sunday, July 31st or Monday, August 1st.

HOW MUCH DOES THE CELTIC COLLEGE COST?
Early tuition is $350 per person up until and including February 28th, 2022. There is a family discount available for four or more family members attending the Celtic College or Kids Camp. For more information about this discount, please reach out to our administration.

IS PART-TIME TUITION AVAILABLE? 
We offer a part-time tuition for the four days of the Celtic College. For more information about tuition, please reach out to our administration.

ARE THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE? 
Yes. We encourage youth aged 13 to 25 to submit a letter (of up to 500 words) to the Celtic Festival outlining their musical or artistic background, why they would like to attend the Celtic College, and how the Celtic College will help preserve musical and artistic culture both for themselves and for the community.

  • Letters may be submitted to the attention of the Celtic College Scholarship Committee to festival@celticfestival.ca or mailed to Box 171, Goderich ON, N7A 3Z2. Applications must be received by July 1st, 2022. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than July 8th, 2022.
  • Scholarships cover the cost of tuition and a Festival Weekend Pass.
  • Once we receive registration information and payment, we will be in contact to confirm. Please be patient as we may be dealing with a high volume of registrations.


FESTIVAL

WHERE CAN I BUY FESTIVAL PASSES? 
Passes are available for purchase on our website or at the gate. Weekend and single-day passes are available. Children aged 12 and under can enter the festival for free. 

WHERE CAN I ACCESS THE FESTIVAL?
The festival takes place in Lions Harbour Park, Goderich, Ontario, Canada.

WHEN CAN I ACCESS THE FESTIVAL?  
Gates open 11:00 AM daily and runs until midnight on Friday & Saturday and 10:30 PM on Sunday.

ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Guide dogs are allowed on festival grounds. 

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