Scotland Highland Festival is held every year on the 2nd Sunday of October. The Festival engages in Scottish culture by celebrating with pipebands, heavy athletcis competition, Highland dancing competitions, Harp competitions. Scottish vendors, food vendors, Scottish cattle and sheep.
Tickets may be purchased in advance. Children 4 and younger are free.
Harp Competition and Workshop information
SHSA Membership required. (May join at the Festival before competing. Fee is $15)
Deadline for harp entries close October 3rd at 11:50pm eastern time.
Judge - Rachel Clemente
Workshop start time - 9:00am
Tentative start time for competition - 10:00am
Harp - Beginner - Play one Scottish tune, either with or without music, so that the melody is recognizable.
Harp - Novice - Play two Scottish tunes, either with or without music, from two different tune categories, so each melody is recognizable.
Harp - Apprentice - Play two Scottish tunes: an aire, and a tune of contrasting style.
Harp - Journeyman - Play a 7-10 minute program of three Scottish selections in any order: a strathspey, an aire, and a third contrasting tune.
Harp - Master - Play a 10-15 minute varied program of Scottish music which might range from an aire to a march/strathspey/reel (MSR) to a Theme and Variation (T&V).
Harp - Special Categories are available by request at the Festival at the harp registration.
Highland Dance Competition information
This competition is only allowing US resident dancers.
Judge - Tori Anderson
Dancer Registration closes October 3rd at 11:50pm eastern time.
Primary - 16 Pas De Basque, Pas De Basque & Highcuts, Fling (4), Sword (2-1)
Beginner & Novice - Fling (4), Sword (2-1), Seann Truibhas (3-1)
Intermediate - Fling (4), Sword (2-1), Seann Truibhas (3-1), Barracks (4)
Premier - Lilt (4), Flora (4), Village Maid (4), Earl (4)
Tentative dance pod times.
Check-in for Primary, Beginner, Novice and Intermediate at 9:00 am. Dancing will begin at 9:30.
Check-in for Premier at 12:30. Dancing bill begin at 1:00pm
Age will be computed as the day October 9th. Age groups determined by entries received.
All dancers must have their FUSTA (ScotDanceUSA) registration card; no exceptions.
Dance families will need to have their own tent. Dance families and teachers will be allowed to stand under the main tent only while their dancer is on the platform.
Make sure you have your ticket printed from Ticketleap.
Please print, sign and bring these waivers to the competition. Every member of the family must submit signed waivers to enter the dance area.
Read the Rules and COVID Waiver below.