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 Fairgrounds.

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!

Fair Hill Fairgrounds, Fair Hill MD

Purchase your tickets online

Advanced tickets available now.

No glass bottles. No Pets.

A Day at The Fair Hill Scottish Games…


The Competitions

From the iconic caber toss, to bagpiping, drumming, and highland dancing  – competitions showcase strength and talent. Register or learn more.


The Culture

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


The Music

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


The Marketplace

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


The Food

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


The Tea Room

Taste a variety of Scottish teas and treats.

Honorary Chieftain of the Games 2024
Arthur McAra

Arthur has volunteered on the Colonial Highland Gathering committee for many years. He has recently retired from his decades of service to the organization, and we are pleased to celebrate his dedication and hard work with the honor of Honorary Chieftain 2024!



Special Thanks To…

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