Games Information

HighlightsNH Scot Highland Games

Amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country, the NH Highland Games & Festival (NHHG&F) includes the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with over 60 clans and societies; Massed Bands; Sheepdog Trials; Celtic World Music Concerts; the New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship; International Scottish Athletics; New England Highland Dance Championships; New England Solo Piping Drumming Championships; Scottish Harp (Clarsach) other instrumental competitions. Join us for three days of music, food, competitions and more at the 40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival!


Featuring the best entertainers from Scotland, Canada and the US. We are pleased to welcome a great line-up of talent to the 40th NH Highland Games & Festival. 

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Pipe Bands

More 30 Pipe Bands from Canada and the United States appeared over the three days of the NHHG&F

Scottish Heavy Athletics

The New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival has become a favorite venue many of the world's top Heavyweight athletes. In 2014 we welcomed Thor Bjornsson, star of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones as well as an outstanding field of professional, masters and amateur athletes. Be sure to come and cheer on your favorite competitor as they exhibit their skill and strength!


Seminars in Whisky or Beer Tastings and Scottish History. Demonstrations and workshops in Harp, Fiddle and Scottish Country Dancing. Don't miss the storytelling and crafts in our Youth Program. Be sure to check the schedule when it is posted in late summer for all the details.


Competitions in Highland Dance, Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, Fiddle, and Harp are all an exciting component of the NH Highland Games & Festival. Entry forms for all competition areas including the annual golf tournament are available for download from this website each year in late spring. On-line entries for Highland Dance, Piping and Drumming and Pipe Bands are also available at the same time.

Youth Program

The NHHG&F offers a great Youth Program on Saturday and Sunday. Children can try their hand at various craft projects, participate in games and demonstrations or listen to the storyteller! Events are designed for children 5 years to pre-teen, but we welcome all who are interested in discovering more about Scottish culture in an interactive way!