Appalachian/Celtic Festival
& Highland Games

The beginnings of the HCA were very challenging

The Heritage Conservancy Alliance Festival (Now operating as Appalachian Celtic Connection, Inc.) had its beginnings in 2001 under the auspices of the Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation, and was sponsored by the THHS for the first three years.

In 2004, a small group of dedicated individuals formed our now non-profit organization. We have accepted the challenge of preserving and continuing the original intent of the festival, We truly believe that the preservation and celebration of your heritage is worthwhile not only for yourself but for the generations to come. 

We invite all interested individuals and corporations to participate in our festival either

by becoming a Friend of the Festival, a sponsor and/or a volunteer to help

preserve your rich and colorful heritage.




Michael Whitfield - President               Bill Hayes - Vice President

Richard L. Ball - Treasurer                               Christina K. Ball - Secretary

Eric Herring - Festival Coordinator


Other Board Members :


Johnny Sparks - Sponsorship                                                        Marsha Caylor - Caterer

Kerri Robinson & Scott Hamilton - Equipment                          Rhonda Swaney - Athletics

Bill & Jean Hayes - Children's Games                                           Michael Whitfield - Genealogy

Richard Ball - Entertainment/Website                                           Christina Ball - Vendors/Ceilidh

Kevin Greer - Transportation/Parking                                           Gail Greer - Vendor/Clan Hospitality

                                                            Shannon Herring - Hospitality Tent










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