Blairsville Scottish Festival
WBY brings Appalachian Highland Celtic music to Blairsville for the first time! Check back for exact performance times/days. For 17 years the Scots have gathered at Meeks Park on Highway 515 in Blairsville, Ga. 30540. Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage. Even if you don’t know your family’s heritage, come experience Scotland without a passport or international flight! Admission is $20 per day. Children 10 and under free. Opening ceremony with the massed bands and parade of tartans at 12 noon on Saturday.
Sheep dogs, falcons and birds of prey all come with their handlers. Scottish athletes, Highland dancers, pipers and drummers all come to experience Scotland here in the highlands of North Georgia. The dogs will herd their sheep on the lower ball field while the falcons take the main field for their demonstrations. Special activities for the children include the “passport to the clan” where children visit clan tents and face painting.
Also enjoy lots of vendors with traditional Scottish wares, clothing and food. Jewelry, sporran, kilts, T-shirts, clothing, and many more Scottish items will be available for purchase. More info: www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com and 706-258-8289.