Louise Heine
Destination Marketing Director
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
717-852-9675, ext. 109 or

Brent Burkey
Communications Specialist
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
717-852-9675, ext. 103 or


YORK, PA- The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the start of the Celtic Classic Dog Show today at the York Expo Center. Thousands of top dogs will compete through Sunday in this event, which is expected to generate a total economic impact for York County of approximately $5.3 million.

The Celtic Classic is comprised of kennel clubs from York, Lancaster and Delaware counties. Since 2008, the Celtic Classic has grown to attract approximately 8,000 entries annually.

The five-day event provides a great way for residents of York County and elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region to learn about showing dogs and see many different breeds being primped and pampered for the judges.

Admission is free to all buildings that will be used during the show, making this the perfect opportunity for parents and others to get out of the house for an engaging and memorable experience amid the warmer weather of spring. For further information, visit

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau's Mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. The York County CVB's Vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit