Passes go on sale in May, and cost less before July 31. Hotels are booked far in advance, and there is a campground nearby.
It’s a very friendly festival, and many people have been going there for many, many years. Great artisans, the food is expensive. There is a main stage in the evening, and four stages (earth, air, fire, water) during the day. The music is trad or trad-inspired Celtic music.
The Celtic College, which happens the week before the festival, is excellent and very friendly, but for adults only. Beginners are welcome, even encouraged. There is also a Celtic Kids’ Camp, for the younger set.