Sunday, September 6, 2015

Eastern Oregon Celtic Festival 2015

The fourth weekend of August brought out Celtic tradtions once again. This was our 4th Celtic Festival we've attended. We enjoy going back to La Grande to see many of our good friends. It feels like a family reunion! We had the "Littlest Lamont" with us this time. How fun to introduce her to everyone. 

I was really happy my sis and her kids were able to join us this year. She was a big help to me! 

Some friends of ours gave Rina her first kilt. It was adorable on her. 

Hanging out under our Clan Lamont tent's awning with homeschool friends. Do we know how to have fun or what?  

Josiah and his cousins kept very busy selling agates they had collected at the desert, homemade milk soap, fire starters, hand-dipped candles and arrowheads they had made. They made over $70 and then split it all up evenly. They learned a lot about salesmanship that weekend. Was very proud of them, plus it kept them out of trouble ;)

I didn't get a lot of pictures of the events because of baby, but I managed to get a few. We had jousters come in this time and compete. What a fun event to watch!

The WWI 15th Scottish Division Reenactors came again this year and made camp. 

Josiah's 15th Scottish Division buddy.

My friend, Cora, got her turn to hold Rina. 

Rina was taking a respite in her daddy's arms amidst all the fun.  

I loved the tough girli look of this Highland Games sheaf tosser. 

We marched with our family in the clan parade.

 Announcing of the clans and honoring the Chieftain of the Day.
Hailey was one of the flower girls for our friends who got married at the Celtic Festival. 

 Enjoying good company while waiting for the wedding to start.
Our friends, Charlie and Connie, newly married, walking into the sunset. It was a beautiful ceremony, full of Scottish and Native American traditions. 

The final hoorah!!! 

What a great time we had. We look forward to next year! 


magnoliasntea said...

How fun! I'd like to have seen the jousting, too. Your wee Lamont is especially adorable in her li'l kilt. Several years ago, after the movie Braveheart was released, we were at a Scottish festival in Gatlinburg, and Clan Wallace took the parade by storm when they marched in full battle array. They were painted for battle, loud and taunting. It was the best festival I've ever attended. So glad you got to attend the festival and visit with your friends.
Have a great week!

Nadine said...

What a fun time for your family!

Camille said...

SO glad you were still able to go. Your littlest in her kilt is just adorable. What fun to have a little one to love on!! I'm so happy for you. Hugs, Camille

aimee said...

One of these days I am going to make it to a Celtic fest! Rina is adorable--just like Hayley and Josiah (love his expression in that first pic)! I would have LOVED the jousting:)

Haddock said...

What an event and an equally good set of pictures.
Like that final hoorah.

Katy said...

What a fun experience! :)

I am Scotch Irish (My maiden names begins with Mc) and I married a I figured I would get some red-headed babies...but not-a-one! Would you believe it!? Your little Hailey's hair is so pretty! :)


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