Smoky Mountain Scottish festival and Highland Games

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Highland Games

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Scotland in the Smokies is calling you!!! Celebrate in Townsend on May 18-19, 2024 for the 42nd year of the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Tennessee’s oldest festival of Scottish, Irish and Celtic culture. Presenting folk, roots, rock & pop music, highland athletics, pipes & drums, highland and Irish dance. Whisky tastings, vendors and a great selection of beer and food from the Scottish, Irish and British homelands. Enjoy a weekend of family fun in the beautiful foothills of Townsend, Tennessee, just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The mission of the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games is to preserve the heritage and culture of Scotland by fostering national and international sporting, dancing and music competition, as well as cultural performances of the Scottish clans, education, folklore, music, arts, piping, drumming, athletic events and other festivities in the area. The SMSFG shall remain a viable leader in family entertainment and good stewards of our assets, giving back to the community.

Due to this organization being a non-profit comprised of volunteers, the best way to contact Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games' board is via social media. 

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival Pipping & Drumming
Pipers will play marches and piobaireachd tunes(pronounced pea-brook). Piobaireachd is an ancient form of bagpipe music which starts with a simple melody and builds from that base to more complex musical movements.
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival Highland Games
Scottish heavy athletics owe their roots to the Highland warriors who would keep in shape between battles by competing amongst themselves with everyday implements. A stone, a blacksmith’s hammer, a tree trunk (caber) became tools for building strength for
Smoky Mountain Scottish festival Clans
The word clan comes from the Scottish Gaelic clann, which means kindred.
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival Highland Cows
Kids & Aduults will enjoy livestock like the Highland Coo
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival Sheep Demonstrations
Enjoy Sheep Herding Demonstrations
Enjoy a whiskey tasting
Enjoy a whiskey tasting
Piping & Drumming
Piping & Drumming
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival Clans
Find you clan!
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival Highland Dancers
The festival features Highland Dancers from all ages!
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Highland Games
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Please note, the best way to contact the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games is via social media: @SMSFHG.
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