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Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games Returns to Richmond Raceway


Richmond Raceway will once again play host to the Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games on October 28 and 29. The event has become a tradition at Richmond that not only is a good time for attendees, but raises funds for local Richmond charities. Over the past five years, the festival has raised over $500,000.

The Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games has all things Celtic, including highland dancing, hurling, and harp and fiddle competitions. The Vendor Village is home to jewelry, traditional Celtic food, pottery, and the always popular, kilts. For an additional fee you can participate in whiskey 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 treated to the musical stylings of The Fighting Jamesons and Albannach on the main stage. Additional bands will perform throughout the weekend. 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 attendance.

Friends and family can enjoy this one-of-a-kind event. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Proceeds from the festival 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 27)
  • Advance 2-day Admission: $25 (Available through October 27)
  • Day-of Admission: $20 for One and $30 for Two Days
  • Dogs are Permitted with a $5 Donation, Ticketed Adult, and Proof of Rabies Vaccination
  • FREE Parking


Tickets are now available for The Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games and can be purchased online at or by calling the Richmond Ticket Office, toll-free, at 866-455-7223. For more information, please visit the Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland games website or Facebook page.


NASCAR returns to Richmond Raceway for two nights of racing “under the lights” on September 8-9. The fall race weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will see history on display as Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes his final, career, two-race appearance as a driver.


The weekend gets started on Friday, September 8, with on-track practice for both series and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Pole Qualifying for both weekend races. The action then dials up as the rising stars of tomorrow compete in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at 7:30 p.m.


On Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m., the sport’s best take to the track for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race as NASCAR crowns its Regular Season Champion.


Tickets are available now for both races and can be purchased online at or by calling the Richmond Ticket Office, toll-free, at 866-455-7223.

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