Amongst the largest and one of the most diverse games in the country, the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival (NHHG&F) brings competitions, clans, living history, and entertainment to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Competitoins are held in individual piping & drumming and pipe bands, highland dancing, fiddle, harp (clarsach), sheep dogs, and heavy Scottish athletics. Over 60 clans and societies, and living history encampments bring the history of Scotland to life. With multiple venues, Scottish and Celtic performers entertain with traditional and modern music. Join us for three days of music, food, competitions and more as we celebrate the 40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival.
More than 30 Pipe Bands from Canada and the United States attend the NHHG&F to battle for top honors at the New England Pipe Band Championships. Watch them all come together at the Massed Bands and hear 30 bands play tunes like Scotland the Brave and Amazing Grace
The New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival has become a favorite venue many of the world's top heavyweight athletes. Click here to be transferred to our Heavy Athletics page.
Take in a beer or whisky tasting and experience the subtle differences between Scottish and smaller craft beers or how the surrounding water influences the taste of single malts. The Lafayette room hosts seminars all weekend with topics ranging from history to genealogy and special subjects. Be sure to check the ticket page to secure your ticket for a tasting. Don't forget to check the schedule for times and topics of the seminars.
Saturday and Sunday, the Youth Program is in full swing. Children can try their hand at various craft projects; listen to a storyteller; participate in games (tossing the haggis, caber toss, stones carry); and interact with presenters of highland music or dance. Events are designed for children 5 years to pre-teen, but we welcome all youth who are interested in discovering more about Scottish culture in an interactive way!