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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games July 11-14 2024

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games July 11-14 2024


The 68th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and gathering of the Scottish clans feature Scottish athletes, dances, bagpipe parades, Celtic music and food and craft vendors.  The games are held at the base of Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.   


Nowhere in the New World is there a place more reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands than Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina.  This lead to many immigrants of Scottish descent to choose the High Country Region as their home.  Now we celebrate this heritage with the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games!


  • You will need to take a shuttle to the games as there is no parking on site unless you are camping, handicapped or a vendor.  Here is a list of shuttle locations:
  • The grounds have limited bleacher seating and some benches at the music areas.  You might want to bring a large blanket to use on the hillside, instead of a chair as the ground is mostly uneven.
  • The weather can change drastically throughout the day at Grandfather Mountain, we suggest you dress in light layers, wear sunscreen (and bring an umbrella - or even better- a raincoat!)
  • There are limited hotel and cabin accommodations near the Highland Games, for help finding a place to stay, call the Regional Visitors Center at 1-800-438-7500.


To see the lineup of events, click to:


Ticket prices vary and are available per day, per event and also can be combined with camping.  Purchase your tickets at:


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