Highland music, dancing and food with a Scottish flair. Watch border collies herd sheep and falcons swoop down on “prey” or check your roots at the Heritage Tent. Children can compete in their own Highland games. For the “wee ones” there’s face painting, train rides. The weekend includes a Kilted golf classic, Ceilidh party, Kilted Mile Run, Clan Tug of War, Bonniest Knees Contest.
Children’s activities at the Blairsville Scottish Festival provide a fun and safe way for children to learn about all things Scottish. Activities are geared towards children ages 3-13. Twelve and under are FREE!
Music is a big part of the Scottish Festival. As you stroll around Meeks Park, you will hear all kinds of music including scheduled concerts and informal jam sessions. Feel free to bring your instrument and join in!
The Blairsville Scottish Festival spanned two days, June 10th and 11th, and offered the Games, a large assortment of food, music and song by several Celtic groups, an arts and crafts section that covered an acre of ground, a Celtic dance repertoire, Celtic weaponry, goats, dogs, falcons and hawks and a host of Clan tents that stretched for well over a hundred yards. On Sunday, there was a Celtic Christian Service held at the music tent. It was estimated that over ten thousand people attended the 2017 Scottish Festival.
Clan Fraser was the honored Clan for 2017. The Clans are picked each year from the original Clans that started the Festival.
Seven Nations playing to a packed house.
FetchYourNews.com captured the opening of the event on video, as well as a song or two by Seven Nations, A Celtic rock band:
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