Smart Bets: WNC Highlands Celtic Festival

Border collies, bagpipes, Irish dance, kilts and plenty of microbrew: The WNC Highlands Celtic Festival returns for the fourth year. Celtic food and vendors, pipes and drums and plenty of music fill the weekend. The entertainment lineup includes Albannach (pictured), Rathkeltair, Cutthroat Shamrock and Marcille Wallis & Friends among others. The festival also highlights the 20th anniversary of Celtic rock pioneers Clan na Gael. Held at the Asheville Outdoor Center (521 Amboy Road) on Friday, June 14 (4 p.m. to midnight) and Saturday, June 15 (8 a.m. to midnight). $20/$25. http://www.celticheritageproductions.com/wnc.htm.

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