About

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.

Join us for the games!

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Fair Hill Race Track, Fair Hill MD

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Purchase your tickets online

Advanced tickets available for box seats and general admission.

No glass bottles. No Pets.

A Day at The Fair Hill Scottish Games…

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The Competitions

From the iconic caber toss, to bag piping, dancing, and fiddling  – competitions showcase strength and talent. Register or learn more.

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The Culture

Find your Celtic clan or immerse yourself in Scottish culture with an array of different demonstrations and vendors.

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The Music

Live musical entertainment keeps the sounds of traditional and modern Scotland booming through the fair grounds.

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The Marketplace

Browse and purchase a selection of artisan food, tartans, and other scottish cultural items.

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The Food

Sample traditional Scottish fare and American goods. Food tents are set up around the fairgrounds.

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The Tea Room

Taste a variety of Scottish teas and view beautiful tea service sets in the Tea Room.

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Honorary Chieftain of the Games: Gene Taylor

 

         58 th Scottish Games of Delaware

Gene was born in Philadelphia, PA. When he was two years old, his father was transferred to Wilmington.

After graduating from Salesianum High School, Gene served four years in the United States Navy. Upon completion of his military service he worked at several jobs before going to work for Brandywine Lock and Safe (where) he learned the trade of lock smith.

When he was working for The DuPont Company at Barley Mill Plaza, he met Wil Muirhead, active Steward with the Colonial Highland Games. Thus began his service as a Piping Steward.

Gene has retired from the University of Delaware.

And for nearly 40 years Gene served in many areas within the Scottish Games of Delaware and is currently the Quartermaster Steward for the Games.

We recognize and celebrate his dedication and service with this plaque and by making Gene honorary Chief of the Games today. Thank you, Gene.

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Special Thanks To…

George Widger and Wild Shotz Photography for the beautiful photographs on the site.