Schedule of Events

Tentative and Subject to Change

Friday, April 15th
6:45 pm - Patrons & Sponsors Reception at the Chief’s Tent at Rural Hill
8:00 pm - The Call of the Clans
8:00 pm - Scottish Country Dancing - Welcome Dance at Hopewell Presbyterian Church

Saturday, April 16th
8:00 am - Field opens - Registration for Amateur Scottish Athletic events
Piping & Drumming competition (mandatory check-in at 7:30)

8:30 am - Highland Dancing competition begins

9:00 am - Registration for Battle Axe competition; practice throws until 11:00 am

9:30 am - Competition begins in Professional Scottish Heavy Athletics

10:00 am - OPENING CEREMONIES - Presentation of the Honored Guest with the Loch Norman Pipe Band, Scottish American Military Society Post #1775 and the 78th Fraser Highlanders
Following Opening ceremonies:
The Kilt Dedication in front of the Clan Henderson Tent
Celtic entertainment begins in the Music Tents
Professional Scottish Heavy Athletics competition

11:00 am - The Scottish Country Dancing Tent opens with dancing until 3:00 pm
Carolinas Open Premier Highland Dancing competition begins

12:00 noon - Heavy Stone Lift & Carry
Massed Pipe Bands performance.

12:30 pm - Flag Retirement Ceremony on the Main Field

1:00 pm - Single Malt Whisky Seminar in the Cultural Center

1:30 pm - Sheep Herding demonstration
Long Bow competition

1:45 pm - Registration closes for Amateur Wrestling

2:00 pm - Pipe Band competition begins on the piping and drumming field
Amateur Wrestling competition begins
Women's Amateur Battle Axe competition
Scottish Country Dancing for beginners until 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - Men's Amateur Battle Axe competition

4:30 pm - Presentation of Medals & Awards for Pipe Bands & Scottish Athletic competitions

6:30 pm until - Celtic Entertainment in the Chief's Tent

8:00 pm until - Scottish Country Dancing Gala - Hopewell Presbyterian Church

Sunday, April 17th
8:00 am - Field opens at Rural Hill - Registration for Amateur Heavy Athletics

9:00 am - 12 noon - Qualifying for Amateur Heavy Athletics
Registration for Kilted Mile at the Athletic Tent

9:00 am - Worship service at the Rural Hill Burying Ground
Highland Dancing competition begins in the Chief's Tent

10:00 am - Practice throws at the Battle Axe pit until 11:30 am

10:30 am - Celtic entertainment begins in the Celtic Rock & Traditional music tents

11:00 am - Best Clan Tent award presentation by Anvil Artistry

12:00 noon - The Parade of Tartans and Massed Bands performance

12:00 noon - 2 pm - Scottish Country Dancing demonstrations & instructions

12:30 pm - Amateur Scottish Athletic competition resumes

1:00 pm  - Kilted Mile
Tug-o-War (Clan Teams)

1:30 pm - Sheep Herding demonstration - Dr. Ben Ousley

2:00 pm - Single Malt Whisky Seminar in the Cultural Center

2:30 pm - Battle Axe Challenge Match - entry fee for the prize pot

3:00 pm - Flag Retirement Ceremony on Main Field

4:00 pm - Presentation of Awards at the Reviewing Stand

4:30 pm - CLOSING CEREMONIES at the Cairn with singing of Auld Lang Syne


Rural Hill , Center of Scottish Heritage
PO Box 1009 * Huntersville, NC 28070-1009
4431 Neck Road * Huntersville, N. C. 28078-8342
Office: 704.875.3113 * Fax: 704.875.3193

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