The Richmond Highland Games, formerly known as the Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games, returns to the Richmond Raceway Complex on Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27. The event is a tradition at Richmond that has raised over $1 million to support local charities in the region.
The Richmond Highland Games has all things Highland Traditions, including highland dancing, heavy athletics, hurling, harp and fiddle competitions, piping and drum competitions, and Gaelic song competition. Richmond Strikers Rugby will offer tackle rugby for boys and girls from fifth to 12th grade and touch rugby for elementary and middle school boys and girls.
The Vendor Village is home to jewelry, traditional Celtic food, pottery, and the always popular, kilts. For an additional fee you can participate in whisky tastings, which includes a Glencarin tasting glass, instruction, and interactive session on the proper way to nose and taste single malt Scotch whisky.
Event attendees will be entertained with music by The Fighting Jamesons, GlasgowKISS, The Donnybrooks, Greater Richmond Pipes & Drums, and Metro Richmond Emerald Society Pipes & Drums with other bands to be announced in the future. Since Halloween is a few days after the event, kids can dress up in costume and trick or treat with the various clans who will be in attendance.
Friends and family will enjoy this one-of-a-kind event. Tickets can be purchased online at richmondracewaycomplex.com or vacelticfestival.com. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Cullather Brain Tumor & Quality of Life Center, Richmond Raceway Cares, and other local charities.
- Kids 12 & Younger Admitted FREE
- Advance 1-day Admission: $15/day (Available through October 25)
- Advance 2-day Admission: $25 (Available through October 25)
- Day-of Admission: $20 for One-Day and $30 for Two-Day
- Military & First Responders Discount: $5 Off for One-Day and $10 Off for Two-Day
- Dogs are Permitted with a $5 Donation, Ticketed Adult, and Proof of Rabies Vaccination
- FREE Parking
Tickets are now available for the Richmond Highland Games and can be purchased online at richmondracewaycomplex.com or by calling the Richmond Ticket Office at 866-455-7223. For more information on the Richmond Highland Games, visit vacelticfestival.com or the event’s official Facebook page.
Richmond Raceway 2019 NASCAR Season
NASCAR returns “under the lights” to Richmond for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend presented by Who’s Your Driver. America’s Premier Short Track will start the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs with the Go Bowling 250 playoff race and host the second race of the Monster Energy Series Playoffs with the Federated Auto Parts 400 playoff race on Sept. 20-21.
Tickets for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.