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 20, 2017
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: Peter Berg

In honor of his 51 years of service to the games, Peter Berg is this year’s Honorary Chieftain.

Peter has served the Delaware Scottish Games board since 1966 as a volunteer communication steward. He became President of the Board of Trustees of the Scottish Games in 2009. He served as President during our 50th Anniversary celebration.

Though Peter resigned as President in 2011, he remains active in the Games. He

still works at the Games in communication and served as Liaison to the Board of Trustees.

We salute Peter for his 51 years of continuing service of devotion and leadership!

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Special Thanks To…

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