Scottish Festival, Loch Norman Highland Games coming up
HUNTERSVILLE — The 21st Annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games is accepting registrations for its individual piping and drumming, pipe band, and highland dance competitions to be held April 12-13.
Registration forms and complete event information can be found online at www.lochnorman.com.
Competition events include piping; snare, tenor and bass drumming: and pipe band competition. Festival goers will also be able to watch three Massed Band performances during the weekend. The festival and games also hosts the Carolinas Open Highland Dancing Championships, one of six sanctioned championships held in the United States for multiple age groups and levels.
The Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games offer live traditional and Celtic rock music, more than 30 Scottish clans and their representatives, genealogy searches, Scottish country dancing, professional heavy athletics, and a Saturday night Celtic Jam. Attendees can join in for the amateur heavy athletics, long bow competition, and battle axe competition, as well as demonstrations, whiskey seminars, the “Kids’ Zone” with children’s activities, and Rural Hill’s historic encampment.
Proceeds from all annual events are used for the preservation of historic Rural Hill and its educational programs.