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The culmination of the Discovery Series, this special Sunday A’Fair celebrates the cultures of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Arizona in an afternoon of entertainment and interactive experiences. Visitors enjoy music, dance and stories; arts-and-crafts by local artists; creative art stations for kids and families; and native-inspired foods and beverages.
The Rave British Invasion
Noon – 1 p.m.
Embrace your favorite British tunes of the 60’s
Renaissance Costume Workshop
Learn what it takes to create a renaissance-period costume, led by Queen Mum from the Arizona Renaissance Festival
Ceili Dance Demonstration
12:15 p.m and 1 p.m.
Participate in Irish social dancing
The Celtic Caterer
12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to cook traditional Celtic dishes from the acclaimed Celtic Caterer with the following recipes: Irish Fried Cabbage w/ Bacon & Irish Asparagus Blue Cheese Salad (12:30 p.m.), Welsh Creamy Potato & Leek Soup w/ White Wine (2 p.m.), and Scottish Orange Chocolate Whisky Mousse (3:30 p.m.)
Scottish Highland Dancers
Watch dancers from the Maschino School of Highland Dance perform traditional Scottish highland dances
Learn more about the origins of this spirit will sampling premium Scotch, guided by a representative of Southern Wine and Spirits. $10, limited seating. To purchase tickets visit the Box Office.
Tramor with special guest The Living Traditions Dance Troupe
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Experience a collaboration between the American Welsh group Tramor and Native American dancers from The Living Traditions Dance Troupe.
Peter Pan by Arizona Curriculum Theater
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Listen to the beloved story of Peter Pan written by the Scottish novelist N.M. Barrie, performed by the Arizona Curriculum Theater. Great for ages 5-10!
Celtic Tea Party
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Young @ Arts Gallery
Hosted by the Phoenix-Ennis and Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities, Daughters of Scotia, and The Desert Shamrock magazine, includes an etiquette lesson, entertainment with Scottish and Irish music and dance, tea from Belfast, Kerry butter from Ireland, and light fare. Scone, Devon cream from England, and strawberry jam from the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree, Arizona.
Scottish Highland Athletes
Watch Scottish Highland Athletes demonstrate their skills and talk about the Highland Games.
The Dread Fleet Sword Demonstration
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Witness an epic sword demonstration packed with stories from the infamous Pirates of The Dread Fleet!
Tales of Wales with John Good
3 – 3:30 p.m.
Head of the Welsh League of Arizona, John Good will share his stories and traditional Welsh instruments like Celtic flute and bagpipes.
The Big Fellahs
3 – 4 p.m.
The Big Fellahs are the Irish rock band your mother warned you about.
All Day Activities
Visit the following booths both indoors and out for amazing cuisine and other cultural activities that celebrate the UK, Ireland and Native Arizona