The 62nd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Gathering - JULY 6 - 9

Jul 6, 2017

Opening Ceremonies Bagpipe Parade
Credit Vicki Dameron

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are taking place this weekend! Slainte! The games are popular throughout the world. The four day event has been held at Grandfather Mountain's MacRae Meadow for more than half a century. Each July, thousands of people from all over the world attend the games, located in Linville, North Carolina, to celebrate Scottish heritage with traditional music, games, food and friendship. GMHG is a non-profit organization that celebrates the gathering of the Scottish clans and the Gaelic culture, while also providing scholarship funds to assist Avery County, NC students that wish to attend American universities and colleges. WNCW is a sponsor of this event. The 2017 line-up for entertainment includes Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Ed Miller, Seven Nations, Hannah Seng, Rathkeltair and much more! For more information check out the GMHG's website at