GMHG Schedule of Events

Saturday July 10th

*All events and times are subject to change.

6:00 AM

Gates 3 opens

6:00

Clan vehicles may enter & load / unload on field – vehicles must be out by 7:30 AM

6:30

Grandfather Mountain Marathon begins / Boone

7:30

All gates open to public

8:00

  • A” Class Amateur Heavy Athletics Qualifying begins / Main Field - Left
  • Highland Dancing Atlantic International Championship competition / Dance Platforms

8:30

  • Professional” Class Heavy Athletics begins / Main Field - Left
  • Piping competition begins / Hillside & Infield

9:00

Marathon runners approaching MacRae Meadows

9:30

Highland Wrestling - Cumberland Style / Main Field - Right

10:00

Celtic Groves entertainment begins

10:30

11:00 / 11:50

Quiet Time - all venues for Opening Ceremony

11:00

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Kilting 101, Know How to Wear It! / Scottish Cultural Village Tent
  • Harp Competition / Harp and Fiddle Tent

11:30

The Role of Scottish Immigrants in the Birth of American Whiskey / Scottish Cultural

Village Tent

11:35

Presentation of Marathon awards / Track – Center

11:50

  • Resume exhibitions, competitions & entertainment in all venues
  • Massed Bands performance / Main Field - Center

11:55

Gaelic Singing followed by Introduction to Gaelic Language / Gaelic Tent

12:00 PM

  • Blue Ridge Brass / Pipes & Drums Concert / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

12:10

  • Track & Field competition begins / Main Field & Track
  • Sheep Dog Demonstration / Main Field – Center

Approx. 1:00

Pre-premier Highland Dance competition / Dance Platforms (starts after Championship)

1:00

Ye Jacobites By Name – Recent Archaeological in Glencoe and Glenshiel / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

1:15

  • Professional Caber Toss / Main Field – Center
  • Children’s Wrestling Competition / Main Field – Right

1:30

  • Gaelic Singing followed by Introduction to Gaelic Language / Gaelic Tent
  • Gaidhlig – Scottish Gaelic Traditions / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

2:00

  • Scottish Fiddling Competition / Marathon Tent
  • Nessie, the History of the Loch Ness Monster / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

2:30

  • Sheep Dog Demonstration / Main Field – Center
  • Highlanders Defense of Georgia / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

4:00

End of Saturday’s field activities

5:00

End of Celtic Grove performances

6:30

Saturday Night Celtic Jam Concert / Gates 2 & 3 open at 5:00 p.m.

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