Scenes from the 11th annual Maine Celtic Celebration

By Jordan Bailey | Jul 17, 2017
Photos by: Jordan Bailey Rob Harrington or Wrentham, Mass., takes the cheese in the men's age 19-24 round of the New World Cheese Roll Championship.

Belfast — The volunteer-run Maine Celtic Celebration took over Belfast Common and Steamboat Landing this weekend, with Celtic music, dance, dogs, and more.

 

Children from Robin Hood Camp in Brooksville view armor and a cross bow in the Medieval Artisan Village, put on by the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Laura Seaton of Searsport fits Liam Moncrief of Charlotte, N.C., in chainmail made by David Schulze of Searsport in the Medieval Artisan Village put on by the Society of Creative Anachronism at Steamboat Landing July 15.
Mark Miskell, right, also known as Lord Anton GreyWolf, heats an iron bar at his forge in the Medieval Artisan Village put on by the Society of Creative Anachronism in Steamboat Landing July 15.
Peter Lovejoy, 11, of Northport, plays tetherball with Gavynn Young, 12, of Belfast, in the children's games area sponsored by Out on A Whimsey July 16.
Allana and Shelby Daziel of Prince Edward Island, Canada, teach a class of Celtic step dancing in the Boathouse July 16.  Alden Robinson of Press Gang, left, and Dan Faiella of New Hampshire provided the music.
Children dance among the audience while Celtic musicians play on the main stage at Belfast Common July 16.
Press Gang of Portland, whose members are, from left, Hanz Araki, Alden Robinson, Christian Stevens and Owen Marshall, performs Irish music on the main stage at Belfast Common July 16.
Even dogs were wearing kilts at the Maine Celtic Celebration Sunday July 16.
A participant in the Highland Games tosses a kettle bell in an attempt to hit a pole above.
A participant in the Highland Games at Steamboat Landing July 16 attempts to toss a kettle bell to hit a pole above.
Keltsey Anderson of Searsport won the girls age 5-8 round of the New World Cheese Roll Championship July 16.
Boys age 9-12 pile onto the cheese wheel during the New World Cheese Roll Championships July 16. Liam McConnell of Belmont emerged as the winner.
Laura Rey of Boisie Idaho, left, wins the women's 19-24 age group of the New World Cheese Roll Championships July 16.
Men ages 25 and above run up the field to gain a place in the men's New World Cheese Roll Championships July 16. Ryan Howes of Belfast, in blue, center, won the competition.
Men struggle for control of a wheel of cheese in the New World Cheese Roll Competition July 16.
Spectators watch the New World Cheese Roll Championships July 16.
Women age 25 and above set off after the cheese in the New World Cheese Roll Championships sponsored by the State of Maine Cheese Company July 16.
Laura Fales won the cheese roll in the women age 25 and above category.
A woman participates in the caber toss during the Highland Games. (Photo by: Betsy Headley)
Keltsey Anderson of Searsport won the girls age 5-8 round of the New World Cheese Roll Championship July 16. (Photo by: Betsy Headley)
(Photo by: Betsy Headley)
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Jordan Bailey has been working for The Republican Journal since 2013. She studied philosophy at Boston College and has experience in marine science education and journalism. She lives in Belfast.

 

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