CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF THE LARGEST FREE CELTIC FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA
BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Do you have a favorite Scottish shortbread recipe? Enter the Celtic Classic Scottish Shortbread competition to win blue ribbon, prizes and bragging rights on September 24, 2022 at the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in Bethlehem.
Open to amateur bakers and sponsored by King Arthur Flour, the Scottish shortbread contest has no cost to participate. The top three competitors in the adult category will receive gift certificates in the amount of $75, $50 and $25, respectively, at Kingarthurflour.com. The top three under-18s will receive prizes: a $40 gift certificate, a $25 gift certificate and a King Arthur tote bag (respectively). The deadline for receiving registrations is September 1st.st2022.
The shortbreads will be scored on taste, overall appearance, creativity and texture by three judges to be announced later.
For more information on the Scottish shortbread contest or to download the entry form, visit https://www.celticfest.org/shortbread-baking-contest/
Celtic Classic takes place from Friday September 23 to Sunday September 25, 2022, in historic downtown Bethlehem. For more information, directions, volunteer opportunities and the weekend schedule, log on to www.celticfest.org. For breaking news and updates, follow Celtic Classic on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@CelticClassic).
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About the Celtic Cultural Alliance
On Columbus Day weekend in 1988, the first Celtic Classic was presented by a small group of individuals. The goal of this dedicated group was to create an event that symbolizes Celtic spirit and history, and to provide momentum for an organization focused on promoting Celtic culture. This group has now evolved into the Celtic Cultural Alliance to better communicate the overall goals of the organization.
The CCA has expanded with year-round programming to support the mission of promoting and preserving Celtic culture through arts, music, literature, dance and history programs. True to the spirit of ‘Next Generation’, the CCA also offers scholarships to promising young students of Celtic arts. These annual scholarships are available to arts students including Irish Step Dance, Highland Dance, Fiddle and Bagpipes.
The Celtic Classic has become one of the largest Highland games and festivals in North America. Each year over 250,000 visitors come to historic Bethlehem to take part in this celebration of all things Celtic. The organization has expanded to programs throughout the year. Our educational programming has expanded to include community outreach events at area school districts, religious institutions, local theaters and Lehigh Valley colleges. A range of scholarships are awarded each year in various areas of Celtic culture.
Information provided to TVL by:
Jayne Ann M. Recker
Executive Director – Celtic Cultural Alliance
Vice President – Scottish Games and Festivals Association