Blairsville’s Scottish Festival & Highland Games takes into industry the next weekend in June
BLAIRSVILLE, GA – A Kilted Golf Vintage, Bonniest Knees and a Ceilidh supper. Ceud Mile Failte! (100, 000 greets): It must be the Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games. The starting service because of this family-friendly festival, presented at questionable Meeks Park, begins a weekend of Scottish clan gatherings, concerts, competitions and Scottish enjoyable and games. Headlining this Southeast Tourism community Top 20 event are the Massed groups and also the Parade of Tartans, Kirkin of the Tartans (Sunday worship service), and a Mini Cooper vehicle Show. Trip to understand full schedule of activities.
Bagpipes, re-enactments, dances and pet demos
Both Saturday and Sunday will feature clan gatherings, genealogy, athletic competitions including a hammer and a caber toss, concerts, Highland dance, children’s games and activities, historical re-enactors and ancient weaponry, including sgian dubhs (ceremonial knives). You will have Scottish meals eg haggis, bridies (beef pie) and scones and Scottish product like kilts and ghillie brogues (shoes) and, needless to say, the pageantry of the pipelines and drums – the pulse regarding the Blairsville Scottish Festival.
Be here at noon on Saturday for the Opening Ceremony whenever several pipe and drum groups – their Tartans (colors) flying – combine for a spectacular spectacle and, that night, for a Scottish Rock Concert.
Children’s tasks include train trips, mini golf, face artwork and Passport into the Clans. Songs and tune may be done survive stage and throughout Meeks Park and you will have standard Scottish party, real time demonstrations (falconry, sheepdog herding, ancient weaponry) and historical re-enactments that deliver the fabled Scottish Highlands to rural north Georgia. Rounding out the weekend are workshops on the harp, fiddle and bagpipe.
The weekend enjoyable is preceded because of the Kilted Golf Classic, held Friday morning at Butternut Creek course and Friday evening entertainment in downtown Blairsville.
Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Festival website: www.blairsvillescottishfestival.org
Dates: Fri., June 13 8 a.m. start Kilted Golf Vintage: $75/player
Sat., June 14 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gates available at 8 a.m.
Sun., Summer 15 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m.
Registration for Golf is needed and at another expense.
Location: All unique occasions happen at Meeks Park, excluding Friday morning’s Kilted Golf Classic is held at Butternut Creek greens. Friday evening’s live entertainment happens in downtown Blairsville.
Expense: $10/adults each day or $15 for just two days; young ones 12 and under no-cost
Unique Concert on Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $5/adults
Admission fee includes parking.
Parking: Handicap-accessible parking will come in the playground in a designated lot; general parking can be acquired on your ball areas at Meeks Park. Shuttles from the basic parking area and throughout Meeks Park can be obtained.
Jim McAfee, , 706-745-2161
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Athletic competitions tend to be an important part of Blairsville’s Scottish Festival & Highland Games.
Picture: Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce
A young piper entertains on event.
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REGARDING BLAIRSVILLE-UNION COUNTY
With four distinct months switching Blairsville’s moving landscape – colorful springtime, verdant green summer time, blazing autumn and white wintertime, this authentic pre-Civil War community lives as much as its guarantee: “Each Season Something New.” situated deeply within the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest amidst North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Blairsville-Union County offers walking, mountain biking and horseback riding; water sports on Lake Winfield Scott and Nottely Lake and at Vogel State Park, among Georgia’s earliest and most preferred state areas; unique tourist attractions at historic Walasi-Yi Center, the Old Courthouse Museum in addition to Misty Mountain Model Railroad – America’s biggest 0-gauge train show; free galleries, arts-and-crafts shopping and musicians studios; a number of restaurants; and mountain rooms from primitive campgrounds to premium bed and breakfasts to luxurious cottages and cabins. This family-friendly burg hosts nearly two dozen celebrations and activities every year, including favorites Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games in June while the annual Sorghum Festival at Meeks Park in October. Information:www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com.