are looking forward to your support in 2015. A survey
carried out as a research project by students at
N.C. State University revealed some interesting
demographic information about the Grandfather Mountain
Highland Games. Our four- day event draws 25,000
to 30,000 people. The typical Games attendee is
34 years of age, earns a median income of $89,834,
and is accompanied by family and friends who share
an interest in Scottish heritage and culture. The
survey indicates 93% of our respondents are from
the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic States. 44.6%
stated it was their first time attending. 55.5%
of our respondents are male, 44% female Our attendees
are well educated. 27.4% attended college, 24.81%
graduated college, and 36.5% of those who graduated
college attended graduate school. 20.85% are retired.
64.8% surveyed are of Scottish heritage and have
joined one of 133 Scottish Clans or Societies represented
at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
the past years, the Grandfather Mountain Highland
Games was selected twice as one of the Top Ten Events
in the Southeastern United States. The readers of
the Blue Ridge Country Magazine picked Grandfather
Mountain Highland Games as "Best Moment for
the Mountains" in 1997 and "Best Festival"
in 1998 during their choice awards.
Mountain Highland Games was also one of a few events
nominated in the United States to represent North
Carolina in a national Local Legacy exhibition at
the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
the fall of 2004, National Geographic Traveler Magazine
selected our event as one of the 20 "must see"
events in North America. This recognition appeared
in the April 2005 issue of National Geographic Traveler
2007 GMHG was featured in the July 23rd issue of
Sports Illustrated with a two page "Leading
Off" photo by Associated Press photographer
Chuck Burton. In 2010, GMHG was chosen by the American
Bus Association as one of the top 100 events to
attend in North America. The Games is very proud
to be recognized by so many respected organizations
and we look forward to continuing this standard
of quality for many years to come.
a Corporate Sponsor your company or corporate logo
will be featured on 40,000 brochures which are distributed
worldwide. Your participation will be acknowledged
along with other current GMHG Corporate Sponsors:
Coca-Cola, Duncan Soutar of St. Andrews, High Country
Media, Aisling Broadcasting, and The Thistle School
on our 2015 brochure.
a Corporate Sponsor you will also receive a prominent
advertising space in our souvenir program, of which
3,000 copies are printed.
have a corporate sponsor form on our website with
various choices and levels of Corporate Sponsorship
for your consideration if you wish to participate
in the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Corporate
you for considering the Grandfather Mountain Highland
Games as a venue for helping you increase your sales
and expand your corporate image internationally.
We look forward to hearing from you shortly.
Frank Vance, Former
GMHG Vice-President of Operations