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

Rhonda Swaney - Athletics                                                Bill & Jean Hayes - Children's Games

Michael Whitfield - Genealogy                                           Richard Ball - Entertainment/Website  

Christina Ball - Vendors/Ceilidh                                        Kevin Greer - Transportation/Parki

Gail Greer - Vendor/Clan Hospitality                               Shannon Herring - Hospitality Tent