Save Our Celtic Celebration Fundraiser

The Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration Save Our Celtic Celebration Fundraiser at Black Rabbit Mead Company from  1-8 p.m., Sunday August 1. 

The event will feature a mead tasting from 1 to 3 p.m. and a celebration featuring Celtic entertainers and a raffle later in the afternoon. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit startup costs for our May 21, 2022 festival next year after a two year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets for the mead tasting are available on Eventbrite and a $5 donation will be requested at the door for the later event. 

For more information and tickets, visit RenoCeltic.org or call 775-378-0931  

Mead Tasting

The event will feature a mead tasting from 1 to 3 p.m. and a celebration featuring Celtic entertainers and a raffle later in the afternoon. There two options how you can participate in the tasting. The conventional way is to attend in person and to sample from a flight of four mead samples of the 5 oz. glasses. The other option is to purchase a flight of four 5 oz. sealed bottles and participate via Zoom. The latter Zoom option will require you to pick up the bottles in advance. We can make arrangements to deliver the bottles to you and send you the Zoom coordinates prior to the date.The tasting will by conducted by Black Rabbit Mead Co. Will Truce. He will discuss the fermentation and distillation process as well as the various types and flavors. For those are wondering what is mead? In short, mead is honey wine. It’s honey and water fermented by yeast, but it can also be flavored with fruits, spices, grains and/or hops. It’s its own distinct category, somewhere between beer and wine. You’d sip it like a beer, wine, or cider. Tickets for the mead tasting are available through Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northern-nevada-celtic-celebration-mead-tasting-fundraiser-tickets-162474903811

Ceilidh 

The Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration will also hold a Ceilidh Fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday August 1, which is the Celtic holiday of Lughnasadh. 

The Ceilidh (kay-lee), which is Gaelic for “party” will feature local Celtic musicians and raffle prizes and will follow a Mead Tasting earlier in the afternoon. A $5 donation at the door will be requested. More details will be released in the forthcoming weeks. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit startup costs for our May 21, 2022 festival next year after a two year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Other Ways To Donate

The Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration has launched a fundraising campaign through Go Fund Me to cover $6,000 in overhead costs to sustain the festival’s survival. To donate, click on this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/celtic-celebration-survival 

We appreciate donations of any amount in ensuring the survival of this festival, which has entertained the community for nearly three decades. All donations are tax deductible. 

As the vaccinations roll out and gathering restrictions are lifted, the governing board of the Celtic Celebration feels confident it will be able to hold a festival in mid May of 2022. This fundraising campaign will cover such overhead costs as park rental fee, insurance and operating costs. 

For more information or inquiries, call 775-378-0931.