The Quechee Scottish Festival & Competition is back for 2018! This is a special event for fans of all things Scottish and highland culture. Every year, people come from near and far to experience the events, festivities, and competitions that make the Quechee Scottish Festival so special.
A highlight of the festival is surely the highland athletic competitions. Everyone—from elite athletes to amateur competitors—is welcome to take part in a range of events. There are tug of war, caber toss, hammer throw, stone put, weight toss, weight over bar, and more. Many will also be competing in traditional highland dancing competitions such as Sean Trubhas and Strathspey.
For those who are looking for entertainment on the more musical side of things, there will be plenty of bagpipe bands playing throughout the day. There will also be performers giving singing and storytelling demonstrations, so you won’t want to miss those.
Food is always one of the highlights of any festival or competition. You can expect plenty of Scottish-inspired food offerings at the Quechee event. From classic haggis to traditional shortbread cookies and scones, there will be something for every palate.
Finally, don’t forget to check out the vendors who will be onsite selling traditional Scottish items! This might include tartan ribbons and scarves, handmade jewelry, kilts and sporrans, ornaments, or even books about Scotland’s history and culture.
The Quechee Scottish Festival & Competition is sure to provide a memorable experience for attendees of all ages. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore all that Scotland has to offer right here in Vermont!
It’s that time of year again. The proud people of Quechee, Vermont, will be gathering on June 18 and 19 to celebrate the annual Scottish Festival & Competition!
This two-day event is packed full of traditional Scottish music, dancing, games and competitions that are sure to excite any and all who attend. The competition draws in many talented participants from all over the world eager to show their skill. You’ll hear performances on bagpipes and drums, witness traditional Scottish dances and discover the colorful heritage of Scotland through its culture. This interactive event will feature demonstrations and displays of traditional clothing, tartans, music instruments and a variety of other traditional items. Vendors from afar will be selling arts, crafts and food all weekend long.
Additionally, there will be plenty of exciting entertainment: live bands and solo performers who will have attendees up on their feet singing and dancing along with some good old-fashioned Scots fun. With an array of events live from the athletic fields to the Highland Gathering Field there’s sure to be something for everyone in attendance!
Welcome to the annual Quechee 2018 Scottish Festival & Competition! Whether you’re an experienced Highland dancer or simply a fan of Celtic culture, this festival is guaranteed to be a delightful weekend filled with music, dance, and fun.
The festival this year runs from August 31st to September 2nd with lots of events to participate in and enjoy. For those who don’t already know, the Quechee Scottish Festival is a thrilling celebration of Scotland’s heritage right here in our own part of the world. The event’s rich tradition has been taking place for forty-six years, making it the longest-running Scottish festival and competition in the United States.
The festival has a wide variety of activities lined up for you and your family to enjoy. On Saturday morning, visitors can join in the Grand March parade and experience a full day of Highland games. You can watch or join in on the traditional men’s and women’s dances, as well as competitions for piping, drumming and Highland dancing. Other activities include musical performances by bands playing all types of Celtic music, a pub tent showcasing some of Vermont’s best craft beers from breweries near and far, food vendors, shopping tents and more.
If you’d like to take part in the competition side of the festival, registration is now open online. Prizes include cash awards, trophies and recognition medals. Competition categories are available for adults and children alike in all aspects of Celtic music and dance. The winners will be announced at the end of the day on Sunday, so make sure to stick around after your favorite event.