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New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

Friday, September 18, 2015 to Sunday, September 20, 2015

Complete Event Schedule

Grab your kilt for the 40th Annual New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival! As the sound of bagpipes and drums echo over the peaks, visitors will find the spirit of Scotland alive and well here at Loon Mountain. One of the largest Scottish festivals in the country, the Highland Games will feature top Scottish bands, classic Highlander cuisine, Scottish heavy athletics, and dozens of other unique cultural attractions.

Daily tickets are available for sale at the gate.  Advance multi-day tickets are no longer available.

Pipe Bands
More than 30 Scottish pipe bands from Canada and the United States perform  here at Loon over the course of the Games.

Scottish Heavy Athletics
The New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival has become a favorite venue for many of the world's top Heavyweight athletes. In 2014 we welcomed Thor Bjornsson, star of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones as well as an outstanding field of professional, masters and amateur athletes.

Seminars include whisky & beer tasting as well as a look back at Scottish history. Demonstrations and workshops are also availble for harp, fiddle and Scottish country dancing.

Competitions are held in Highland dance, piping and drumming, pipe bands, fiddle, and harp throughout the three-day event.

Youth Program
The Games offer great Youth programs on both Saturday and Sunday. Children can try their hand at various craft projects, participate in games and demonstrations or listen to the storyteller! Events are designed for children 5 years to pre-teen, but we welcome all who are interested in discovering more about Scottish culture in an interactive way!

Parking: All guest parking is located off-site in Lincoln and North Woodstock. Free shuttles run throughout the day. Make note of your parking lot, for easy return.
Handicapped Parking: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Pemigewasset Base Camp. You will be bussed directly to the event. 
Clothing: There's lots to see and do, so wear comfortable shoes. This is an outdoor event, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. 
Pets: Only service animals are allowed on the grounds during the Highland Games. Please do not bring pets.