Scotch Seminars

Saturday at 1:30pm and 5:30pm

Do you know the difference between Laphroaig and Glenfiddich? Learn all about Scotches in our entertaining seminars

We Hope to See You

MAY 18 - 19,  2019

TENTATIVE Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 18

8:00am Games Open
Athletic competition commences on Main field
Musical competition commences on Soccer field
Enjoy Athletics, Highland Dance, Celtic Food, Pipes & Drums Bands 
Celtic Entertainers, Dogs, Sheep, Highland Coos, clan tents and vendors

8 AM - 12 Noon Solo Musician Competion - Soccer Field
8:30 AM Pre-Premier Dance Registration
8:30am Kid Event/Clan Challenge Tent Open for Registration
9:00 AM Pre-Premier Dance Competition Begins
9:00am Clan Challenge Event Announced (Rules And Registration)
9:00am Beer Tent opens
9:00am Kilted Mile Run on Main/Highland Field
10:00am Kid Caber Toss on Main/Highland Field
10:00am Sword Demos at Entrance
10:30 Sheep Dog Demo on Main/Highland Field
11:30 AM (Approx.) Pre-Premier Dance Awards
12:00pm Opening Ceremonies inlcuding Military Tribute and massed bands
12 Noon Premier Dance Registration Begins
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pipe Band Competition - Soccer Field
1:00pm Bonniest Knees Contest at Beer Tent
1:00 PM Premier Dance Competition Begins - Dance Tent
1:30pm Scotch Tasting (tickets sold separately)
1:30pm Kid Haggis Hurl at Kid Event/Clan Challenge Tent
2:30 Kid Stone Throw on Main/Highland Field
2:30 PM (Approx,) Premier Dance Awards
3:00pm Kid Battle Ax*/Adult Battle Axe at Entrance Area 
3:00pm Sword Demos at Entrance
3:30 Best Clan Tent Winners Announced
3:30 - 5:30 Demonstration of Irish Dance/Dance Tent
4:00pm Kid Tug-O-War on Main/Highland Field
4:00pm Sword Demos at Entrance
5:00pm Kid Event/Clan Challenge Tent Closes
5:00 PM Massed bands and Pipe Band awards - Main Field
5:00pm Athletic and Musical Competition ends - Beer tent, clan tents, food and merchandise vendors remain open
5:30pm Scotch Tasting (tickets sold separately)
7:00pm Evening Ceilidh begins

Beer tent and most food vendors remain open all evening

Sunday, May 19

7:30 AM Half Marathon
8:00 am 5K Run
8:00 AM Games Open on Intramural Field
9:00am Kid Event/Clan Challenge Tent Open For Registration
9:00am Beer Tent opens
10:00 AM Worship Service and Kirkin’ of the Tartan
10:00am Sheep Dog Demo on Main/Highland Field
10:30 - 12:30 Demonstration of Irish Dance/Dance Tent
11:00am Clan Triathlon Relay on Main/Highland Field
11:00am Sword Demo at Warrior Area near Main Entrance
12:30pm Dog Parade on Main/Highland Field
1:00 PM Parade of Tartans
1:30 pm Women’s Haggis Hurl at Kid Event/Clan Challenge Tent
1:30 Sword Demos at Warrior Area near Main Entrance
2:00pm Kid Battle Ax*/Adult Battle Axe at Entrance Area
2:00pm Sheep Dog Demo on Main/Highland Field
3:00pm Kid 50 Yard Dash on Main/Highland Field
3:00pm Sword Demo at Entrance
3:30 Kid Event/Clan Challenge Tent Closed
4:00pm Clan Challenge Event Winners Announced


Pipes & Drums Bands

Highland Athletic competition continues
1 Mile Walk
Celtic Food
Two Entertainment Stages
Highland Coos and Sheep in the animal area
Merchandise Vendors
Food Vendors 

4:30 PM Closing Ceremony - mass bands
5:00 PM Games Close


 *Kid Battle Ax throw open to Ages 12 And Up Please


Find your happy place

Stay with us in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.


2019 Entertainment Line Up

Traditional? Modern? Our entertainment venues showcase the best Celtic entertainers, with a mix of performers guaranteed to please music lovers of any age.


Tests Of Strength

Cabers, Stones, Sheafs? Be astounded as kilted athletes engage in feats of phenomenal strength that have their origins in history

Pipes & Drums

Saturday and Sunday

There is nothing else like it—the distinctive wail and rhythms that instantly transport you back in time.


Highland Dance Competition Saturday

Take pleasure in watching the ballet-like moves that define the grace and beauty of Highland Dance.

our partners
  • Maryville COLLEGE
  • Blount Partnership
  • City of Maryville
  • Highland Brewing