Nestled in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley Spyglass Ridge Winery- located just on the outskirts of Sunbury, PA, plays host to the largest and longest running Celtic Festival in the central Susquehanna Region. Now in it’s ninth year, the annual Spyglass Ridge Winery Celtic Festival draws in live Celtic bands, a variety of food and craft vendors, local wineries, and a crowd that numbers into the thousands. This year’s event, held on an unseasonably mild August day, featured thirty craft vendors, six Celtic bands, eight Pennsylvania wineries, a meadery and one brewery, in addition to a falconer, Scottish Highland Cattle, and an antique car show.
I have attended this festival for the last four years now- once as a festival attendee and the last three years as a craft vendor. It is, with out a doubt, one of my most favored days of the year. And this year- as we were graced with such mild August weather and so much talent- wine making, music, and craft talent abound- it surely did not disappoint.
Every year artisans present a variety of work ranging from traditional Celtic themed art to modern jewelry to candles and handmade soaps. There really is something for everyone.