“A wee bit of Scotland in the High Country of Western North Carolina.”

Get your kilt ready for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games set to commence July 8th-12th in the MacRae Meadows!

Throughout the four-day festival, you can enjoy the bagpipes, dancing, foods, costumes, field games, and much more. And of course, you can shop for tartans and kilts in the vendors’ tents.

Is there no better place to envision traveling back in time to feel the ancient Celtic traditions and witness the Scottish clans compete in Highland Games than the gorgeous mountains of Western North Carolina?

Whether you’re channeling your inner William Wallace from “Braveheart” or Claire Randall from “Outlander”, your entire family will enjoy the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games!

If you’d like to register to compete in the many events such as Piping and Drumming, Track and Field, Athletic, or Scottish Fiddle, or simply wish to purchase tickets, you can do both by clicking here.

From music events to sheep herding to dance events, you can see all of the festival’s events by clicking here.

If you’re a runner you can summon your warrior spirit by competing in the Bear 5k UP Grandfather Mountain, or the Grandfather Mountain Marathon, one of the country’s toughest marathons!

For more on the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games visit their website here.