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)


Scotland, UK

Lonach Highland Gathering & Games

Cancelled; Bellabeg, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire

United States


Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

January 16-17, 2021; Mount Dora, Florida

Clan Forbes Convener: Ann Forbes


Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival

February 27, 2021; Green Cove Springs, Florida

Smoky Mountain Highland Games

May 15 - 16, 2021;  Maryville, Tennessee

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 1, 2021; Decatur, Texas

Clan Forbes Convener: Rick Forbes

Old Orchard Beach Scottish Festival & Games

June 5, 2021; Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie A. Furbish


Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 5, 2021; Friendsville, Maryland

Calaveras Celtic Faire (Formerly Sonora Celtic Faire)

June 18 - 20, 2021; Angel, California

Alaska Scottish Highland Games

June 26 - 27, 2021; Palmer, Alaska


McMinnville Scottish Festival

Jun 12 - 13, 2021; McMinnville, Oregon


Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

July 17 - 18, 2021; Flagstaff, Arizona


Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

July 17, 2021; North Hampton, Massachusetts


Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 8 - 12, 2021; Linville, North Carolina

Clan Forbes Convener: Ron Pearson

Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival

August 21, 2021; Topsham, Maine

Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie A. Furbish

Wisconsin Highland Games
September 6 - 8; Waukesha, Wisconsin

North East South Dakota Celtic Faire & Games

September 18 & 19, 2021; Richmond Lake, Aberdeen, South Dakota

Charleston Scottish Games
November 6th, 2021; Riverfront Park, Charleston, South Carolina

Clan Forbes Convener: Victor and Amy Ney

Loch Norman Highland Games

April 9 - 10, 2022; Huntersville, North Carolina



Mosaic – A Festival of Cultures 
May 27-29; Regina, Saskatchewan

Greater Moncton Highland Games
June 18-20; Moncton, New Brunswick

Red Deer Highland Games 
June; Red Deer, Aleberta

Perth's World Record Kilt Run 
June 26; Perth, Ontario 

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 
June 26–July 3; Halifax, NS

Almonte Celtfest 
July 2-4; Almonte, Ontario

Penticton Scottish Festival
July 3; Penticton, British Columbia

Antigonish Highland Games 
July 16-18; Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Okanagan Military Tattoo 
July 23-24; Armstrong, British Columbia

Uxbridge Scottish Festival
July; Uxbridge, Ontario

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