TUSCUMBIA-The Belle Mont Celtic Fest, featuring the music and culture of Scotland and Ireland, will be held on the grounds of historic Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia, on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13. Friday is Museum Day, with free admission 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. An evening concert will be presented 6:00 – 9:00 on Friday. Saturday’s all-day festival is 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Steel City Rovers from Ontario, Canada will join returning artists Ed Miller, the Piper Jones Band, and Chambless & Muse. Food vendors, kids’ activities, crafts, Celtic merchandise, and demonstrators on site. Bring blankets and chairs. Advance Tickets for the evening concert and for the Saturday event are each discounted if purchased through Eventbrite or by calling 256-381-5052: Adults $15.00, Youths 13-18 years $5.00, Children 12 years and under free. Gate Admission on Friday evening and on Saturday: (Cash preferred) Adults $20.00, Youth $5.00, Children 12 and under free. Rain location is Northwest Shoals Community College.
Belle Mont Mansion (circa 1828) was built for Dr. Alexander Mitchell, an early settler of Scottish heritage. A significant Federal period home, it is owned by the Alabama Historical Commission.