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


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


Scotland, UK

Lonach Highland Gathering & Games

August 27, 2022

Bellabeg, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire

United States


Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 15-16, 2022; Winter Springs, Florida

Clan Forbes Convener: Ann Forbes

Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

January 19-20, 2022; Mount Dora, Florida

Clan Forbes Convener: Ann Forbes

Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

February 5, 2022; Sarasota, Florida

Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival

February 26-27, 2022; Green Cove Springs, Florida


Panama City Beach Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 5, 2022; Panama City Beach, Florida


Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games 

March 5, 2022; Plantation, Florida

Calaveras Celtic Faire (Formerly Sonora Celtic Faire)

March 11-13, 2022; Angel, California

Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards

Phoenix Scottish Games

March 4-6, 2022; Gilbert Regional Park, Gilbert, Arizona

Las Vegas Highland Games

April 9-10, 2022; Floyd Lamb Park, Las Vegas, Nevada

Loch Norman Highland Games

April 9-10, 2022; Historic Rural Hill, Huntersville, North Carolina

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival & Highland Gathering

April 23, 2022; St. Leonard, Maryland

San Antonio Highland Games

April 2-3, 2022; Helotes, Texas

Clan Forbes Convener: Bart Forbes


Fair Hill Scottish Games

May 21, 2022, Elkton, MD, 21921

Scottish Fest USA

May 28-29, 2022; Costa Mesa, CA

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 6-8, 2022; Decatur, Texas

Clan Forbes Convener: Rick Forbes, Bart Forbes


Savannah Scottish Games

May 7, 2022; Savannah, Georgia

Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration

May 21, 2022; Reno, Nevada

Smoky Mountain Highland Games

May 21-22, 2022;  Maryville, Tennessee

Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 4, 2022; Friendsville, Maryland

Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 11-12, 2022; Blairsville, Georgia

Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 17-18, 2022; Itasca, Illinois

Alaska Scottish Highland Games

June 25-26, 2022; Palmer, Alaska





Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival (Edgewood Celtic Festival)

October 15, 2022; Bernalillo, New Mexico 

Old Orchard Beach Scottish Festival & Games

June 5, 2021; Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Clan Forbes Convener: Leslie A. Furbish



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

St. Andrew's Society of Detroit Annual Highland Games 

August 6th and 7th, 2021; Greenmead Historical Village, Livonia, Michigan

Hadi Highland Games

August 14, 2021; Roberts Park, Evansville, Indiana


Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival

August 21, 2021; Topsham, Maine

Clan Forbes Conveners: Leslie A. Furbish and Ben Forbus

Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

August 21 & 22, 2021; Daly Mansion, Hamilton, Montana

Douglas County Scottish Highland Games

August 28 & 29, 2021; Henry Estate Winery, Umpqua, Oregon

Wisconsin Highland Games

September 3 - 5, 2021; Waukesha, Wisconsin

Capital District Scottish Games

September 4, 2021; Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont NY


Caledonian Club of San Francisco

September 4 & 5, 2021; Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California

Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards

Virginia Scottish Games & Festival

September 4 & 5, 2021; Great Meadow, The Plains, Virgnia

Clan Forbes Convener: Ron Pearson

ScotFest Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 10 - 12, 2021; Estes Park, Colorado

Kelso Highlander Festival and Scottish Games

September 11th & 12th, 2021; Tam O'Shanter Park, Kelso, Washington

Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

September 11th & 12th, 2021; Ormond Beach, Florida

Iron Thistle Scottish Festival and Highland Games

September 11th & 12th, 2021; Mollie Spencer Farms, Yulon, Oklahoma 

Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

September 11, 2021; Percy Warner Park, Nashville, Tennessee

New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

September 17 - 19, 2021; Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln, New Hampshire

Scotfest Oklahoma

September 17 - 19, 2021; Broken Arrow Event Complex, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

North East South Dakota Celtic Faire & Games

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

Fresno Highland Gathering and Games

September 18, 2021; Kearney Park, Fresno, California

Clan Forbes Convener: Valerie Edwards

Ligonier Highland Games

September 18, 2021; Idlewild Park, Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Maine Celtic Celebration

September 18, 2021; Belfast Commons, Belfast, Maine

South East Alabama Highland Games

September 18, 2021; Daleville, Alabama

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival 

September 24 - 26, 2021; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival

September 25, 2021; Dandridge, Tennessee

Prescott Highland Games &  Faire

September 25 - 26, 2021; Prescott, Arizona

Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games

September 25 - 26, 2021; Pecan Grove West Park, Sherman, Texas

Clan Forbes Convener: Rick Forbes

Swamp Fox Highland Games &  Celtic Festival

September 25, 2021; Florence, South Carolina

Ouachita Highland Games

September 25, 2021; Hot Springs, Arkansas

Great Plains Renaissance Festival

September 25th & 26th, 2021; Sedgwick County park, Wichita, Kansas

Harpers Ferry Highland Games

October 2, 2021; Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

Scotland County Highland Games

October 2, 2021; North Carolina Rural Heritage Center, Laurinburg, North Carolina 

Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival

October 2 & 3, 2021; Riverside Park, Aztec, New Mexico

McMinnville Scottish Festival

October 9 & 10, 2021; Yamhill County Fairgrounds, McMinnville, Oregon

Arkansas Scottish Festival + Lyon College Homecoming

October 8 - 10, 2021; Batesville, Arkansas

Scotland Connecticut Scottish Festival

October 10, 2021; Scotland, Connecticut 

Oklahoma Highland Gathering 

October 15 - 17, 2021;  Midwest City Regional Park, Midwest City, Oklahoma

Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival

October 15 - 17, 2021; Stone Mountain, Georgia


October 23 & 24, 2021; Lakeshore Park, Brandon, Mississippi

Tyler Scottish Festival & Highland Games

October 23, 2021; Tyler, Texas

Tucson Celtic Festival And Scottish Highland Games

November 5 - 7, 2021; Rillito Raceway Park, Tucson, Arizona

Austin Celtic Festival

November 6 & 7, 2021; Pioneer Farms, Austin, Texas

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

Clan Forbes Convener: Victor and Amy Ney

Salado Scottish Gathering & Highland Games

November 12 - 14, 2021; Salado Museum and Park, Salado, Texas

Clan Forbes Convener: Bart Forbes

Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 15 - 16, 2022; Central Winds Park, Winter Springs, Florida

Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

February 19 & 20, 2022; Mount Dora, Florida

Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

February 25, 2022; Sarasota Fairgrounds, Sarasota, Florida

Loch Norman Highland Games

April 9 - 10, 2022; Huntersville, North Carolina

Savannah Scottish Games

May 7, 2022: Bethesda Academy, Savannah, Georgia

Monterey Scottish Games & Festival

July 16  & 17, 2022; Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California

Columbus (Indiana) Scottish Festival

September 10 & 11, 2022; Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, Columbus, Indiana



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

ScotFestBC: The British Columbia Highland Games

September 3 & 4, 2021; Lafarge Lake park, Coquitlam, British Columbia

Canmore Highland Games

September 4 & 5, 2021; Canmore, Alberta

Cobourg Scottish Festival and Highland Games
September 11, 2021; Cobourg, Ontario 
Note: This will be the only Highland Games, in all of Canada, with Pipe Band, Individual Piping & Drumming, and Heavy competitions.

Quebec Celtic Festival / Festival Celtique de Québec

September 10 - 12, 2021; Quebec City, Quebec