Scottish Fun at the 31st Annual Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Texas Scots are rolling out the plaid and Scottish traditions

Many people discover they’re a wee bit Scottish at the TEXAS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES(TXSF), scheduled for May 5-6-7, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Celebrating its 31st year the festival is internationally renowned for its outstanding entertainment scheduled continuously on three stages including the largest pub tent in North America. The Festival again hosts professional and amateur athletic competitions, bagpipe bands, world champion highland dancers, Scottish breed dog show, Scottish clan tents & genealogy, and much more. An exciting array of festival & ethnic food, merchandise, souvenirs, and beverages from Scotland and Great Britain will be available for purchase. The Festival and Games are open to the general public and is an event for the entire family, with most activities scheduled continuously throughout the day.

This year the TEXAS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES(TXSF) are part of the Coast-To-Coast CLARET JUG TOUR, hosted by The Golf Channel.(http://www.texasscots.com/claretjug) Texas Scottish Festival Guests will have the opportunity to see the REAL Claret Jug, Engrave Initials on keepsake ball marker and photo ops in anticipation of The 146th Open ​at Royal Birkdale. The Claret Jug will be marched in on Saturday, May 6th at 11am.

Music lovers will enjoy three live stages with over 30 bands that run all weekend. Friday night lineup includes, North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums, Fort Worth Scottish Pipes & Drums, Rathmore, Selkie Girls, Brian McNeill, Tullamore, & Ed Miller. This years performing, Texas Scots Talent Winners are Anton & The Colts from Glasgow, Scotland and our very own, Reel Treble from North Texas.

The 2017 TXSF Art was created by Scottish…

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