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. Let Clan Forbes International know if your festival or convener is not listed.

This year, 2020, is a sad time for all highland games, most of which have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Please see our “virtual” response to the “calling of the clans” at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games here.

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)

Nothing says "love" more than a handfasting in a Clan Forbes tent! 

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

New member Lynn Forbes Hales and her family from Charlotte stopped by the Clan Forbes Society tent at 2019 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina

Oklahoma and Texas Convener Rick Forbes at the 2019 Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

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 and Games

Aug. 22, 2020. Traditional Clan Forbes Gathering, this year with 24 members of the Clan Forbes Society Ancestral Tour!



Alaska Scottish Highland Games

POSTPONED; Alaska State Fairgrounds, Palmer, AK. 



Southeast Alabama Highland Games & Scottish Festival

POSTPONED; National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 US-231, Dothan, AL.


Phoenix Scottish Games

POSTPONED; Steele Indian School Park 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ. 

Arizona Celtic Highland Festival

POSTPONED; Fort Tuthill, 2446 Ft. Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, AZ. 

Prescott Highland Games & Faire

September 25-27, 2020; Prescott, AZ. 


Caledonian Club of San Francisco

September 5-6, 2020; Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards.

Dixon Scottish Highland Games & Gathering

September 26, 2020​. Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards
Fresno Celtic Festival 

Date unknown. Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards

Sonora Celtic Faire

March 6 to 8, 2020. Clan Forbes Convener:  Valerie Edwards

Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

April 25 & 26, 2020. Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards



Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mountain Highland Games

POSTPONED; Citizens Park, 5420 W. 24th Ave., Edgewater, CO. 

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 11-13, 2020; Estes Park Fairgrounds and Event Center, CO. 



Scotland CT Scottish Festival

October 11, 2020; 96 Waldo Road, Scotland, CT. 


Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 18-19, 2020; Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Dr. East SR 434, Winter Springs, FL. Clan Forbes Convener: Ann Forbes.

Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival

February 29, 2020; Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL. 

Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

February 1, 2020; Sarasota Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL. 

Panama City Beach Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 7, 2020; Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL. 

Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 7, 2020; Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane (W 63rd Ave), Plantation, FL. 



Savannah Scottish Games

POSTPONED; Bethesda Academy, 9570 Ferguson Ave, Savannah, GA. 

Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

POSTPONED; Meeks Park, Highway 515, Blairsville, GA. 


Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games

POSTPONED; Hamilton Lake, 2 Pierce Place Itasca, IL. 



Columbus Scottish Festival

September 12&13, 2020; Bartholomew County Fairgrounds 750 W 200 S, Columbus, IN. 



Maine Scottish Festival at Old Orchard Beach

POSTPONED; Old Orchard Beach ME. Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie Furbish Ingram.

Maine Celtic Celebration


Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival

POSTPONED; Topsham Fairgrounds ME. Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie Furbish Ingram.


Fair Hill Scottish Games


Southern Maryland Celtic Festival & Highland Gathering

POSTPONED; St. Leonard MD. Clan Forbes Convener: None.

Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival


Garrett County Celtic Festival

POSTPONED; Friendsville Community Park Old River Road Friendsville, MD. 


Glasgow Lands

POSTPONED; Look Park 300 North Main Street Florence, Northhampton MA. Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie Furbish Ingram.


St. Andrew's Society of Detroit Annual Highland Games

July 31 - Aug. 1, 2020; Greenmead Historical Park, 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI. 



Celtic Heritage & Music Festival and National Tartan Day

November 9 & 10, 2019; Harrison County Fairgrounds Gulfport MS. 



Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

Aug. 15 - 16, 2010; Daly Mansion 251 Eastside Hwy. Hamilton MT. 


Las Vegas Highland Games
RESCHEDULED: to 2012; Floyd Lamb Park Las Vegas NV. Clan Forbes Convener: None.

Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration

May 18, 2019. Clan Forbes Convener: Dwayne Edwards.


New Hampshire

New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

September 18-20, 2020; Loon Mountain Resort, 60 Loon Mountain Road, Loon Mtn NH. Clan Forbes Convener:  Bob Scott


New Mexico

Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

POSTPONED; Celtic Highland Games Bernalillo, NM. 

New York

Allegany County Celtic Festival

POSTPONED; Firemans Park,12 Woodruff Street, Cuba NY. 

Dundee Scottish Festival

July 13, 2019; VFW POST #8649 125 Seneca Street Extension Dundee NY. 

Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games

POSTPONED; Old Westbury Gardens NY. Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie Furbish Ingram.


North Carolina

Loch Norman Highland Games

Au. 15 - 16, 2010; Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC.         

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

POSTPONED; MacRae Meadows, US Hwy 221, Grandfather Mtn, near Linville, NC. Clan Forbes convener:  Ron Pearson

Scotland County Highland Games

October 3, 2020; Rural Heritage Center 13043 X-Way Road Laurinburg NC. 


Ohio Scottish Games

POSTPONED, 2020; Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea, OH. 



Scotfest Oklahoma

September 18-20, 2020; Broken Arrow Events Park, 21101 E. 101st Street, Broken Arrow, OK. Clan Forbes Convener: Rick Forbes.



McMinnville Scottish Festival

POSTPONED; Linfield College, 900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, OR. 



Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival

September 25-27, 2020; 305 Conestoga St - Bethlehem, PA. 

Ligonier Highland Games

September 19-20, 2020; Idlewild Park, 2574 US Route 30, Ligonier, PA. 


South Carolina

Saltwater Highland Games

March 23 to 25, 2020; Myrtle Beach SC. 

Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering

November 7, 2020; Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC. 

Clover Highland Games & Scots-Irish Festival

November 9 & 10, 2020; New Centre Park. Clover Amphitheater SC. 

Swamp Fox Highland Games & Celtic Festival

September 26 , 2020; The Columns Plantation, 5001 Rankin Plantation Road, Florence SC. 


Smoky Mountain Highland Games

RESCHEDULED to 2021; Maryville College TN. 

Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival

September 26, 2020; East Main Street, Dandridge, TN. 

Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

September 12-13, 2020; Percy Warner Park Vaughn's Gap, 7199 TN-100, Nashville, TN. 



Salado Scottish Gathering & Highland Games

2020 date unknown. Clan Forbes Convener: Rick Forbes

West Texas Celtic Fair & Highland Games

March 14-15, 2020; Horseshoe Pavilion 2514 Arena Trail, Midland TX. 

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

"NOT POSTPONED YET:" May 1-3, 2020; 3101 FM 51, Decatur, TX. Clan Forbes Convener: Rick Forbes

Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games



Virginia Scottish Games & Festival

September 5- 6, 2020; Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road The Plains, VA. Clan Forbes Convener: Ron Pearson



Quechee Scottish Festival and Competition

August 22, 2020; Quechee Polo Field 45 Deweys Mills Road, Hartford, VT. 



Skagit Valley Highland Games

POSTPONED; Edgewater Park,  Mount Vernon, WA.



Milwaukee Highland Games

POSTPONED; Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut Street, Wauwatosa, WI. C





Red Deer Highland Games

June 27, 2020. Red Deer, AB. 

Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gathering

June 28, 2020. Edmonton, AB. 

Sherwood Park Highland Gathering

July 25, 2020. Sherwood Park, AB. 

Calgary Highland Games

September 5, 2020. Calgary, AB. 

Canmore Highland Games

September 6, 2020. Canmore, AB. 


New Brunswick

New Brunswick Highland Games & Scottish Festival

July 23 – 26, 2020. Fredricton, NB. 

Miramichi Scottish Festival

August 21 – 23, 2020. Miramichi, NB. 


Nova Scotia

Antigonish Highland Games

July 5 – 2, 2020. Antigonish, NS. 

Festival of Tartans & Highland Games

July 15 – 19, 2020. New Glasgow, NS. .

Margaree Highland Games

August 7 – 9, 2020. Margaree Valley, NS. 



Caledonia Celtic Festival

June 26 – 27, 2020. Caledonia, ON. 

Kingsville Highland Games

June 27, 2020. Kingsville, ON. 

Embro Highland Games

July 1, 2020. Embro, ON. 

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

July 3 – 5, 2020. Kincardine, ON. 

Orillia Scottish Festival

July 17 – 19, 2020. Orillia, ON. 

Uxbridge Scottish Festival

July 25, 2020. Uxbridge, ON. 

Glengarry Highland Games

July 31 – August 1, 2020. Maxville, ON. 

Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

August 7 – 9, 2020. Fergus, ON. 

North Lanark Highland Games

August 22, 2020. Almonte, ON. 

The Beach Celtic Festival

September 12 – 13, 2020. Toronto, ON. 



Montreal Scottish Festival & Highland Games

August 2, 2020. Verdun, QC. 

Festival Celtique de Québec

September 11 – 13, 2020. Québec, QC. 

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