Things to do

Something for the whole family

With Celtic entertainment, dozens of Clan tents for your genealogical curiosities, sheep dog demos, kid's activities, and Celtic food and merchandise vendors, you are sure to find plenty to do at the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games!

Pipes & Drums

Whether it’s individual piping and drumming competition or band competition, we bet you’ve never seen so many pipers and drummers in one place! Don’t miss the massed bands performance Saturday afternoon on the main athletic field!

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Athletics

The Scots have tested their strength against each other at Highland gatherings for centuries. Join us as this tradition continues.

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Clans and Cultural Organizations

Find out about the history of East Tennessee's original Scots and Scots-Irish settlers. Visit the colorful Clan tents and get help tracing your own family's heritage..

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Sheepdogs

Watch as these highly trained dogs take charge and tell the sheep (and ducks) where to go. If only this worked on kids!

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Dog show and parade

It’s fun! It’s friendly! The festival has truly gone to the dogs.

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Dance

Saturday’s dance stage features Highland Dance competition. Sunday, join the Scottish country dancers and the Irish step dancers as they demonstrate their specialty dances and invite you on stage to learn some new moves.

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Headliners

We have two different entertainment stages filled with outstanding performers

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For kids

This part of the festival is just for the wee ones. Enjoy our expanded Kid’s area for supervised games and activities. Face painting, scaled down versions of Highland Athletic events, and fun for the whole family all are on tap.

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Scotch seminars

The Scotch tasting seminars are our idea of a well rounded education. Never has learning been more fun! We will have two tastings on Saturday.

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Gala

Don your finest Scottish attire and join us at The Friday night Gala at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the campus of Maryville College. The Gala is a gathering for Sponsors, Patrons and Friends of the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games.

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