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Hundreds attend Celtic Fest

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Hundreds make their way to Celtic Fest at Jackson's Agriculture and Forestry Museum.

Sunday was the last of the three day event. For the 19th year, The Celtic Heritage Society has put together a packed weekend full of Celtic music, dance, games and food.

Fenians Irish pub served up ethnic cuisine featuring shepherd's pie, brisket and cabbage and of course Guinness.

Celtic-Fest is a celebration of the Celtic nations including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of man and Brittany. A little known fact many Mississippians have Irish or Scottish ancestors.

"In the southeast about 80% of the Caucasian population is of the Scott-Irish decent and not so many years ago people were actually hung for wearing a certain tartar or wearing a kilt at all," said Rob Millette, president of Celtic Heritage Society Board of Directors.

 People traveled to Celtic Fest from a number of state including Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas. Organizers expect a total of 5,000 to 6,000 people this weekend.

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