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Games & Festivals

Clan Forbes members may be found at Scottish events throughout the United States and Canada! In many cases local "conveners" host tents at local Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Festivals. Here is a list of games and festivals, with known conveners. Please let the Clan Forbes Society if your festival or convener is not listed by contacting Vice President for Conveners Leslie A. Furbish.

If you are interested in hosting a Clan Forbes tent at your local gathering, games, or festival, please download the Clan Forbes Convener Guide and let us know how we can assist you! 


Lonach Gathering & Games,  Bellabeg, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


Clan Forbes tent in Pleasanton, California, with California Convener Valerie Edwards (second from left)


Florida Clan Convener Ann Forbes (right) with sister Carolyn at the Central Florida Highland Games


Clan Forbes at Maine Scottish Festival with Karen M. Hoyt (left) and Leslie Furbish Ingram, Vice President for Conveners (right)


Clan Convener Ron Pearson and his daughter Kathryn Pearson Tisdale at the 2019 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina


The next generation of Clan Forbes Society members at the 2019 Virginia Scottish Games and Festival


Society President Bart Forbes (left) with members Kim and Mike Brett-Surman at the 2019 Virginia Scottish Games and Festival



Lonach Highland Gathering & Games

August 26, 2023

Bellabeg, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire

United States

Florida Keys Celtic Festival

January 7-8, 2023; Marathon, Florida


Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 14-15, 2023; Winter Springs, Florida

Clan Forbes Convener: Ann Forbes


Tallhassee Highland Games

February 11-12, 2023; Tallahassee, Florida


Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

February 18-19, 2023; Mount Dora, Florida

Clan Forbes Convener: Ann Forbes

Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival

February 23, 2023; Green Cove Springs, Florida


Phoenix Scottish Games

March 3-5, 2023; Gilbert Regional Park, Gilbert, Arizona


Panama City Beach Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 4, 2023; Panama City Beach, Florida

Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games 

March 4, 2023; Plantation, Florida

Calaveras Celtic Faire & Concert

March 10-12, 2023; Angel, California

Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards


Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games

March 25-26, 2023; Pecan Grove West Park, Sherman, Texas

Clan Forbes Conveners: Stephanie Perez and Bart Forbes

Dunedin Highland Games & Festival

April 1, 2023; Dunedin Community Center, Dunedin, Florida

San Antonio Highland Games

April 1-2, 2023; Helotes, Texas

Clan Forbes Conveners: Stephanie Perez and Bart Forbes

Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games and Ceilidh

April 1-2, 2023; Jefferson Elementary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

RedStone Highland Games & Festival

April 14-15, Sandtown Park, St. George, Utah


Las Vegas Highland Games

April 15-16, 2023; Floyd Lamb Park, Las Vegas, Nevada

Loch Norman Highland Games

April 15-16, 2023; Historic Rural Hill, Huntersville, North Carolina

Great Plains Renaissance and Scottish Festival

April 15-16, 2023; Sedgwick County Par, Wichita, Kansas 

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival & Highland Gathering

April 29, 2023; St. Leonard, Maryland

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 5-7, 2023; Decatur, Texas



Savannah Scottish Games

May 6, 2023; Savannah, Georgia

Rio Grande Celtic Festival

May 6-7, 2023; Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Springfield Highland Games
May 20, 2023; New Berlin, Illinois

Stirling Classic Scottish Festival

May 19-21, 2023; Yukon, Oklahoma


Fair Hill Scottish Games

May 20, 2023, Elkton, Maryland, 21921

St. Louis Scottish Games & Cultural Festival

May 6, 2023; Schroeder Park, Manchester, Missouri

Rio Grande Celtic Festival 

May 6-7, 2023; Bernalillo, New Mexico


Smoky Mountain Highland Games

May 20-21, 2023;  Maryville, Tennessee

Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival
May 20, 2023; Sangamon County Fairgrounds, New Berlin, Illinois

Scottish Fest USA

May 27-28, 2023; Costa Mesa, CA

Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 3, 2023; Friendsville, Maryland

Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 3, 2023; Friendsville Community Park, Friendsville, Maryland


Milwaukee Highland Games

June 2023; Wauwatosa, Wisconsin


Maine Scottish Festival at Old Orchard Beach

June 3, 2023; Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie A. Furbish

Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 10-11, 2023; Blairsville, Georgia


Carroll County Celtic Festival

June 10, 2023; Westminster, Maryland


Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 2023; Itasca, Illinois

Ohio Scottish Games

June 23-24, 2023; Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea, Ohio

San Diego Highland Games and Gathering

June 24-25, 2023; Brengle Terrace Park, Vista, California


Alaska Scottish Highland Games

July 29, 2023; Palmer, Alaska

Round Hill Highland Games

June 2023; Lakeville, Connecticut

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 6 - 9, 2023; Linville, North Carolina

Clan Forbes Convener: Ron Pearson


Maine Celtic Celebration

July 21-23, 2023; Belfast Commons, Belfast, Maine

Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie A. Furbish


Skagit Valley Highland Games  

July 2023; Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon, Washington

Payson Scottish Festival

July 2023; Payson, Utah

Arizona Highland Games and Gathering

July 2023;  Rodeo Grounds, Williams, Arizona

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival 

July 2023; Look Park, Northampton, Massachusetts   

Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie A. Furbish

Monterey Scottish Games & Festival

July 2023; Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California

St. Andrew's Society of Detroit Annual Highland Games 

August 4-5, 2023; Greenmead Historical Village, Livonia, Michigan

CNY Scottish Games & Celtic Festival    

August 12, 2023; Long Branch Park, Liverpool    NY    

Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival

August 2023; Topsham, Maine

Clan Forbes Conveners: Leslie A. Furbish and Ben Forbus

Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

August 19-20, 2023; Daly Mansion, Hamilton, Montana

Douglas County Scottish Highland Games

August 26-27, 2023; Henry Estate Winery, Umpqua, Oregon

Quechee Scottish Games and Festival

August 26, 2023; Hartford, Vermont


Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games

August 2023; Old Westbury Gardens, New York

Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie A. Furbish


Wisconsin Highand Games

September 2023; Waukesha, Wisconsin

Caledonian Club of San Francisco

September 2-3, 2023; Alameda Cty Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California

Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards

Virginia Scottish Games & Festival

September 2-3, 2023; Great Meadow, The Plains, Virgnia

Clan Forbes Convener: Ron Pearson


ScotFest Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 8-10, 2023; Estes Park, Colorado
Clan Forbes Convener: 
Natalie Gates

Flathead Celtic Festival

September 8- 9, 2023; West Kalispell, Montana

Kalamazoo Scottish Festival

September 9, 2023; Kindleberger Park, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

September 7-8, 2024; Sanders Ferry Park, Hendersonville, Tennessee

Columbus (Indiana) Scottish Festival

September 2023; Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, Columbus, Indiana

Kelso Highlander Festival and Scottish Games

September 2023; Tam O'Shanter Park, Kelso, Washington

New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

September 2023; Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln, New Hampshire

Scotfest Oklahoma

September 15-17, 2023; Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Fresno Highland Gathering and Games

September 2023; Kearney Park, Fresno, California

Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards

South East Alabama Highland Games

September 2023; Daleville, Alabama

Central KY Celt Fest & Highland Games

September 2023; Eminence, Kentucky

Ligonier Highland Games

September 16, 2023; Idlewild Park, Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival 

September 22-24, 2023; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival

September 2023; Dandridge, Tennessee

Prescott Highland Games &  Faire

September 23-24, 2023; Prescott, Arizona


McMinnville Scottish Festival

October 7-8, 2023; McMinnville, Oregon

Houston Highland Games

October 14, 2023; Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex, Texas

Clan Forbes Convener: Bart Forbes

Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival

October 20-23, 2023; Stone Mountain, Georgia

Clan Forbes Convener: Joshua Fordyce


Tyler Scottish Festival & Highland Games

October 2023; Tyler, Texas


CelticFest Mississippi

October 13-14, 2023; Lakeshore Park, Brandon, Mississippi

Seaside Highland Games

October 14-15, 2023; Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, California

Scotland CT Scottish Festival

October 8, 2023; Scotland, Connecticut

Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie A. Furbish

Central Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival

October 2023; Turlock, California

Scotland County Highland Games

October 2023; North Carolina Rural Heritage Center, Laurinburg, North Carolina 

Crystal Coast Highland Games

October 21, 2023; Beaufort, North Carolina

Charleston Scottish Games
November 2023; Riverfront Park, Charleston, South Carolina

Clan Forbes Convener: Victor and Amy Ney

Tucson Celtic Festival And Scottish Highland Games

November 3-5, 2023; Rillito Raceway Park, Tucson, Arizona

Austin Celtic Festival

November 4-5, 2023; Pioneer Farms, Austin, Texas

​Clan Forbes Convener: Bart Forbes


Gulfport Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

November 11 & 12, 2023; Harrison County Fairgrounds, Gulfport, Mississippi


Salado Scottish Gathering & Highland Games

November 2023; Salado Museum and Park, Salado, Texas


Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

February 3, 2024; Sarasota, Florida


Winnipeg Scottish Festival
April 1, 2023; University of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Georgetown Highland Games
June 10, 2023; Georgetown, Ontario      

Greater Moncton Highland Games  
June 16-17, 2023; Moncton, NB      

Cobourg Highland Games
June 16-17, 2023; Cobourg, Ontario

Red Deer Highland Games
June 24, 2023; Red Deer, AB

Manitoba Highland Gathering 
June 24-25, 2023; Winnipeg, MB 

Penticton Scottish Festival    
July 1, 2023; Penticton, BC  

Almonte Celtfest   
July 2023; Almonte, Ontario

Antigonish Highland Games 
July 2-9, 2023; Antigonish, NS  

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games    
July 7-9, 2023; Kincardine, Ontario  

Uxbridge Scottish Festival 
July 22, 2023; Uxbridge, Ontario  

Sherwood Park Highland Gathering    
July 22-23, 2023; Sherwood Park, AB

New Brunswick Highland Games & Scottish Festival 
July 28-30, 2023; Fredrickton, NB

Glengarry Highland Games  
August 4-5, 2023; Maxville, Ontario

Montréal Scottish Festival & Highland Games    
August 6, 2023; Verdun, QC

Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games 
August 11-13, 2023; Fergus, Ontario

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
August 11-13, 2023; Goderich, Ontario

Miramichi Scottish Festival   
August 18-20, 2023; Miramichi, NB 

National Capital Highland Games    
August 19-20, 2023; Ottawa, Ontario

North Lanark Highland Games 
August 26, 2023; Almonte, Ontario

Canmore Highland Games 
September 2-3, 2023; Canmore, Alberta

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