The 15th Annual Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games


June 9th and 10th – 9am to 5 pm

Meeks Park (1/2 mile west of Blairsville off Hwy. 515W)
11 Pool Lane
Blairsville, GA
Date/Time Information:
June 9th & 10th, 2018
9am – 5pm
Adults $10 per day or $15 for 2 days
Children 12 & under FREE
Pay at the gate or online.
Discover Your Clan
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
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!
The Fort New Inverness Garrison is located in Atlanta, GA and strives to preserve the memory and role of our Regiment in North American History.
Pipes and Drums
Some of the pipes and drums at the festival:
  • The Atholl Highlanders Pipes and Drums USA
  • North Georgia Pipes & Drums
  • John Mohr Mackintosh Pipes & Drums
  • Alhambra Highlander Pipes & Drums
  • Appalachian Saint Andrew’s Pipes and Drums
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!
Come out and discover one of Blairsville’s greatest festivals. We hope to see you there!
And don’t forget to check out this schedule of events!

Scottish Festival Draws Huge Crowd, Lots of Fun in Blairsville, GA


Senior Drum Major Don Bogue of the Atholl Highlanders

Blairsville, GA – The 2017 Scottish Festival in Blairsville, GA opened on Saturday, June 10, 2017 to a huge crowd. The official opening of the event happened at noon on Saturday with several pipe and drum bands (The Atholl Highlanders Pipes and Drums USA, North Georgia Pipes and Drums, John Mohr Mackintosh Pipes and Drums, and Appalachian Saint Andrew’s Pipes and Drums) parading together as one led by Senior Drum Major Don Bogue of the Atholl Highlanders. The event was officially declared open by Christine Williams. Following this announcement, the Pipe and Drum Corps retired and a surprise wedding engagement

She said: “Yes!”.

took place. Then the games began.




Combined Pipe and Drum Corps








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.




 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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