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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 27-28. 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 six years, the festival has raised over $500,000.

The Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games has all things Celtic, including highland dancing, heavy athletics, hurling, harp and fiddle competitions, piping and drum competitions, and Gaelic song competition. Richmond Strikers Rugby will also 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 on the main stage by The Fighting Jamesons and Albannach 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 by visiting 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 26)

  • Advance 2-day Admission: $25 (Available through October 26)

  • 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 at 866-455-7223. For more information on the Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland games, visit or the event’s official Facebook page.

Richmond Raceway 2018 NASCAR Season

NASCAR returns for Richmond’s inaugural Fall Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, with the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Pole Qualifying, and Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sept. 21-22. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make his return to competition in the Go Bowling 250. The track will also make history with the grand opening of the DC Solar FanGrounds as part of Richmond Raceway Reimagined (Reimagined), a $30 million infield redevelopment project. To learn more about Reimagined, visit

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) will run the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic on Saturday, October 20 at Richmond. The race will be the penultimate race of the PASS National Championship Series. PASS Super Late Models will headline the day with feature events for Tour-Type Modifieds, Late Model Stocks, Limited Late Models, and Street Stocks. To learn more, visit or

Tickets for the Fall Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, and PASS Commonwealth Classic are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at

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