GMHG Schedule of Events

2024 FULL Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 11

11:00 AM

Children’s Wrestling Clinic / Main Field

1:00 PM

Clan Sponsors may load / unload on field – must be out by 3:30 PM

2:00

Whisky Tasting (pre-purchased tickets) / Best Western

4:00

MacRae Meadows open / Gates 2 & 3 / Ticket sales begin

5:00

Sheep Dog Demonstration / Main Field - Center

5:30

Special entertainment / Review Stand

5:30

The Hebridean Baker Ceilidh / Preacher Rock

6:30

Grandfather Mountain Highlanders performance /  Main Field – Center

6:50

Camper’s Parade / Track

7:30

Sheep Dog Demonstration / Main Field - Center

8:15

·  Clan representatives muster for Torch Light Ceremony  / MacRae Morton Memorial

·  North American Academy of Piping & Drumming performance  /  Main Field - Center

8:50

Welcome & Introductions /  Review Stand

9:00 -10:15

Quiet Time - all venues for Torchlight Ceremony

9:00

Torch Light Ceremony /  Main Field

10:15

End of Thursday’s field activities

Friday, July 12

6:00 AM

Gate 3 opens

6:00

Clan Sponsors may enter Gate 3 to load/unload on field – vehicles must be out by 7:45 AM

7:00

Shuttle Buses Open

8:00

All gates open to public

8:30

Highland Dance Premier Pre-Championship competition warm-up / Dance Platforms

9:00

“A” & “B” Class Amateurs Heavy Athletics begins / Main Field - Left

9:30

Highland Dance Premier Pre-Championship competition / Dance Platforms

10:00

·  Celtic Groves entertainment begins / All Groves

·  Scotland’s Historical Soundtrack / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

10:30

O’er the Sea to Skye / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

11:00-11:30

Quiet Time - all venues for Opening Ceremony

11:00

·  Opening Ceremony

·  From Highland Clearances to the Blue Ridge Mountains  / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

·  Whisky Tasting (pre-purchased tickets) / Preacher Rock

11:30

·  Resume exhibitions, competitions & entertainment in all venues

·  Wild Scotland / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

·  Sheep Dog Demonstration / Main Field - Center

12:00

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

·  Children’s Caber Toss Clinic / Main Field - Right

12:30

Whisky Tasting (Pre-purchased tickets) / Preacher Rock

1:30

Chiefs, Clans & Coats of Arms / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

2:00

Sheep Dog Demonstration / Track walk around/ Main Field – Center and Track

Whisky Tasting (pre-purchased tickets) / Preacher Rock

2:30

The Real Outlander / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

3:00

The Bagpipe – It’s History and Lore / Scottish Cultural Village

Gaelic Sing Along followed by Introduction to the Gaelic Language / Gaelic Tent

3:30

Whisky Tasting (pre-purchased tickets) / Preacher Rock

Jack Smith, Pioneer Piper / Scottish Cultural Village

4:00

End of Friday’s Field Activities

4:30

End of Celtic Grove performances

5:30

The Hebridean Baker Ceilidh / Preacher Rock

6:30-10:00

Friday Night Celtic Rock Concert / Gates 2 & 3 open at 6:00 p.m.

7:00

Patron’s Reception / Best Western in Banner Elk

Saturday, July 13

6:00 AM

Gates 3 opens

6:00

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

7:00

Shuttle Buses Open

7:30

All gates open to public

8:00

·  “Elite” Women Heavy Athletics Qualifying begins / Main Field - Left

·  Atlantic International Championship - Premier competition / Dance Platforms

8:30

·  “Professional” Class Heavy Athletics begins / Main Field - Left

·  Piping competition begins / Hillside & Infield

9:00

Harp Competition Registration / Harp Tent

9:30

·  Highland Wrestling – Cumberland Style / Main Field – Right

·  The Hebridean Baker Ceilidh

10:00

·  Celtic Groves entertainment begins

·  Harp Competition/ Harp Tent

·  Scotland’s Historical Soundtrack / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

10:30

·  O’er the Sea to Skye/ Scottish Cultural Village Tent

·  Stephen McClure – Drum Major Exhibition / Track & Grandstand

11:00 - 11:50

Quiet Time - all venues for Opening Ceremony

11:00

·  Opening Ceremony

·  Whisky, Taxes & War / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

·  Whisky Tasting (pre-purchased tickets) / Preacher Rock

11:30

·  Wild Scotland / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

11:50

·  Resume exhibitions, competitions & entertainment in all venues

·  Massed Bands performance / Main Field - Center

12:00 – 1:30

Band Concert / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

12:10

·  Track & Field competition begins / Main Field & Track

·  Sheep Dog Demonstration / Main Field – Center

12:30

  • Whisky Tasting (pre-purchased tickets)  / Preacher Rock
  •   Harp Workshop and Live Performance – Harp Tent

Approx. 1:00

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

1:00

Gaelic Sing Along followed by Introduction to the Gaelic Language / Gaelic Tent

1:15

·  Professional Caber Toss / Main Field – Center

Children’s Wrestling Competition / Main Field – Right

1:30

Chiefs, Clans and Coats of Arms /Scottish Cultural Village Tent

       2:00

·  Whisky Tasting (pre-purchased tickets) / Preacher Rock

·  Scottish Fiddling Competition/ Fiddle Tent

·  NC Provincial Gaelic Mod / Gaelic Tent

2:30

·  Sheep Dog Demonstration / Main Field – Center

·  The Real Outlander / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

3:30

 

·  Whisky Tasting (pre-purchased tickets) / Preacher Rock

·  Jack Smith, Pioneer Piper / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

4:00

End of Saturday’s field activities

5:00

End of Celtic Grove performances

Last Shuttle Buses Depart

5:30

The Hebridean Baker Ceilidh / Preacher Rock

6:30 -10:00

Saturday Night Celtic Jam Concert / Gates 2 & 3 open at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 14

6:00 AM

Gate 3 opens

6:00

Clan vehicles may enter & load / unload on field – vehicles must be out by 7:45 AM

7:00

Shuttle Buses Open

8:00

·  All gates open to public

·  Scottish Heavy Athletics Demonstration & Clinic / Main Field

·  Atlantic International National competition begins / Dance Platforms   

8:30

Master Professional Scottish Heavy athletic competition begins / Main Field - Left

10:00

Worship Service & Kirkin’ of the Tartan / Worship Service Platform

11:30 - 1:05

Quiet Time - Parade of Tartans – Massed Bands - all venues except Highland Dancing

11:30

Parade of Tartans / Main Field & Track

12:00 – 3:45

Piping Competitions / Alex Beaton Stage

12:30 PM

Scottish Fiddle Workshop / Fiddle Tent

12:45 - 1:00

Quiet Time - all venues - Welcome, Intros & Awards 

12:45

(Approx.) Welcome, Intros, Etc. / Review Stand

1:00

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

·  Scottish Fiddle Workshop & Jam / Fiddle Tent

·  The Hebridean Baker Ceilidh / Preacher Rock

1:05

·  Resume exhibitions, competitions & entertainment in all venues

·  Kilted Running Events (Adult & Children) / Athletic Tent / Track

·  Sheep Dog Demonstration with Children / Main Field – Center

·  Children’s events (tug-of-war, caber-toss, sheath toss, etc.) / Main Field – Right / Track

·  Masters Heavy Athletic Events / Main Field - Left

1:30

Gaelic Sing Along followed by Introduction to the Gaelic Language / Gaelic Tent

2:00

·  Scottish Fiddle Workshop & Jam / Fiddle Tent

2:30

Scotland’s Historical Soundtrack / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

3:00

·  Clan Tug of War / Main Field – Right

·  Jack Smith, Pioneer Piper / Scottish Cultural Village Tent

3:30

Sheep Dog Demonstration / Main Field – Center

3:55

·  Celtic Groves Gather

·  Performers Parade to Closing Ceremony / Review Stand

4:00

·  Closing Ceremony / Main Field / Front Center

·  End of Sunday’s field activities

 

5:00

·  Last Shuttles Depart

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