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May Events

 Clan Irwin Association members will be at the following events in May:



Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 11-13, 2018

There are lectures, workshops, children's games, photo contests, and so much more. The Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games may have started off small, but we are now one of the largest Scottish Gatherings in the nation.

3101 FM 51

Decatur, TX 76234

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Fair Hill Scottish Games


May 19, 2018    

Fair Hill Race Track, Elkton, MD   

The Colonial Highland Gathering is an Annual Celebration of Scottish Culture

The Caber Toss. Bagpipes. Kilts.

Celebrate these Scottish Traditions and more during The Colonial Highland Gathering at Fair Hill Race Track.Each year, competitors and spectators come together to enjoy daunting feats of strength, delightful Scottish music, dancing, food, and culture.
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Springfield Highland Games & Celtic Festival

May 19, 2018

Highland Games are a unique mix of sports, culture and community. They usually comprise a programme of field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw and tossing the caber. It is said the Highland Games originate from Ireland in 2000 BC and that they crossed the water to Scotland with the fourth and fifth century migrations of the Scotti into Dalriada (Argyll) and beyond.

Chatham Community Park Chatham Il

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Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and Games                              

May 19-20, 2018

Ballon Fiesta Park

3301 Alameda Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM


About the Celtic Festival and Games:

The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival & Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is an annual celebration with fun and games for the whole family. The festival’s highlight is the series of athletic events that test strength and skill, including the Scottish Hammer Throw, the Sheaf Toss and the Stone Put. There’s also a rugby tournament, Scottish and Irish dance, Celtic music and bagpiping events, and the lineup of Children’s Activities include animal exhibits, arts and crafts, games and more.  

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Smokey Mountain

May 19-20 2018

Maryville College, Maryville, TN


About the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games at Maryville College:

East Tennessee's premier celebration of Scottish culture and history. Originally founded in 1981 as the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games, they are one of the oldest Scottish Festivals in the country. In 2010, they established a new home in the City of Maryville on the grounds of historic Maryville College, home of "The Scots". You don't have to be Scottish in order to enjoy this unique Festival! Their location in the foothills of The Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect backdrop for you and your family to get a wee glimpse of Scotland -and to discover and appreciate the rich traditions and history of the Scottish and Scots-Irish settlers of our area. 

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Alma Highland Festival                              

May 25-26, 2018

Campus of Alma College

614 West Superior St

Alma, Michigan 48801 

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Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and Games                              

May 26, 2018

Irving Grange

1011 Irvington Drive

Eugenee, NM


About the Scottish Festival:

The Eugene Scottish Festival Committee is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides this Scottish cultural event in Lane County.   On stage the music is mainly folk with lots of fiddles, guitars, harps and small pipes with larger pipes outside.   It is a family event and no alcohol is served.   We have organized games for children including a bouncy house,  horse drawn wagon rides,  Song Circle, sheep dog/highland games demos, Scottish foods and a dog parade.  A few snapshots of past events are provided.

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Scottish Fest                              

May 26-27 2018

Orange County Fair and Event Center

Costa Mesa, CA


About the Scottish Fest:

Scottish Fest is part of the United Scottish and is the oldest and largest festival of its kind in the Southern California area.  

The festival was established in 1932 and was called a Highland Games in the tradition of Scottish heritage.  The Highland Games started out as a small gathering in 1932 but as the years grew so was the Games to the point that by 1938 the Games were set-up in the Santa Monica Municipal Stadium. During 1941 to 1945 the Highland Games were not officially held due World War II.  

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