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NH Highland Games & Festival
September 15-17

NH Highland Games & Festival

September 15-17
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    September 15–17, 2023
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Grab your kilt for the 47th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival! The Highland Games will feature top Scottish bands, classic Highlander cuisine, Scottish heavy athletics, and many other unique cultural attractions.

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Festival Highlights

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

Competitions are held in Highland dance, piping and drumming, pipe bands, fiddle, and harp. Plus, don't miss the sheepdog trials!

Youth Program
Look for the Youth Program, with crafts, games, storytelling and demonstrations on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Passport Program – Children can collect passport stamps as they visit various venues around the games. How many stamps can you collect? Passports are available at the Youth Program, the Information Tent, and the Clans’ Committee Tent. Children, as well as adults, will enjoy the Living History area.

General parking for the Games is located in the towns of Lincoln & Woodstock. All parking is free. Please follow the signs to designated parking areas and ride free shuttle buses to Loon Mountain Resort. Shuttle buses will run from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm (Shuttle service hours will be extended as necessary). For those attending evening events, parking is free and on-site for all locations. Shuttle buses do not run for evening events. Parking is available on-site for evening events.

Handicap Parking info
Park at Pemigewasset Base Camp at South Peak and you will be shuttled, via handicap-equipped bus, directly into the event grounds.

Only service animals are allowed on the grounds during the Highland Games. Please do not bring pets.

Firearms are not allowed on the grounds during the Highland Games.

Loon App
The Loon Mountain Resort App is your all access pass. Stay up to date with events, lifts, parking and shuttle notifications. 

Shuttle Routes

Route 1:

  • Pollard Brook
  • Kanc Rec Area
  • Nordic Inn
  • Rivergreen
  • Escape Route A - E
  • Bluegreen Vacations South Mountain
  • Riverwalk
  • Jean's Playhouse
  • Lin-Wood School
  • The Lodge at Lincoln Station

Route 2:

  • Maple Haven Campground
  • Ice Castle's
  • Deer Park
  • Woodstock Inn
  • Alpine Village
  • RiverBank Motel
  • Hobo Railroad
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Community Center

Route 3:

  • Indian Head
  • Parkers Motel
  • Travel Lodge
  • Days Inn
  • Woodwards
  • Whale's Tale
  • Quality Inn
  • Country Bumpkins
  • Clark's Bears
  • Industrial Park