‹‹ Back to Calendar

New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

Friday, September 15, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017

Buy Tickets

Grab your kilt for the 41st Annual New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival! 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.

Visit NHScot.org for details.

View and post photos #NHHighlandGames

Buy Tickets Here

Online tickets available through September 14. Children 14 and under are free when accompanied by an adult admission. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Festival Highlights

Pipe Bands
More than 30 Scottish pipe bands from Canada and the United States will perform 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 and 2015 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 whiskey & 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. Competitions are free and open to the public.

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 a traditional Scottish 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.

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
Please park at Pemigewasset Base Camp at South Peak and you will be bussed directly to the event. 

There are lots to see and do, so wear comfortable shoes. This is an outdoor event, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Highland Games apparel and merchandise are available at Loon Mountain Sports' three locations: Gondola Barn, Governor Adams Lodge and the summit of Loon Peak.

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

Festival Details Here

Athlete competing in the caber toss