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ARLINGTON,TX—Many people discover they’re a wee bit Scottish at the TEXAS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES, now celebrating its 30th anniversary and scheduled for May 13, 14, & 15, 2016. Renowned for its outstanding entertainment, the Festival again hosts top Scottish musicians, professional athletes, and champion highland dancers. An exciting array of food, merchandise, souvenirs, and beverages from Scotland and Great Britain will be available for purchase.

Music! Music! Music!
Musical acts include acclaimed Scottish fiddler Brian McNeill and renowned Scottish folk singer Ed Miller. Celtic groups include: Clandestine, Jiggernaut, Piper Jones Band, Scotland Rising, Murder the Stout, John Taylor, Seamus Stout, Cleghorn, and more. The appearance of the featured high-energy Celtic rock group ‘The Killdares’ will delight audiences. The featured and host Bagpipe band will be the Championship North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums. Highlander magazine has rated the Texas Scottish Festival the number one Scottish festival in North America for entertainment and talent.

“Can’t Miss” Events
Professional & amateur athletics, Highland Dance competitions, Bagpipe band competitions, Scottish fiddle workshop, Children's games & activities, Educational seminars, Gaelic language seminars, Military living history encampment, Scottish country dancing, "Bonniest knees" contest, Scotch whisky tasting and seminars, Celtic harp, a Photo contest, All-Scottish breed dog show, Scotch ale brewing competition, Shortbread contest, a feature Ceilidh, and much, much more.

How big is it?
The festival has four large entertainment tents this year to showcase the national and regional Celtic, folk, and Scottish entertainers.

More than 65 colorful tents will represent various Scottish Clans and families, including MacDonalds, Campbells, MacIntosh, Hendersons, MacIntyres, and Ross Clans. 

Scottish foods & ales including: haggis, fish & chips, scotch eggs, meat pies, bridies, and bangers will be available as well as American festival foods.

Stuff to buy
Vendors with a wide variety of merchandise from Scotland & Great Britain will be displaying their inventory of authentic tartan wear, kilts for the gentlemen, crafts, records, books, and gift items. Also find unique Celtic designed crafts, jewelry, and art.

The 4-1-1
The Festival and Games are open to the general public and is an event for the entire family, with most activities scheduled continuously each day. Musical entertainment is continuous in several areas, including the largest pub tent in North America.  An attendance in excess of 40,000 is expected for the three day event.

May 13, 14, & 15, 2016

5:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday
9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday

Maverick Stadium---University of Texas at Arlington

Adults  per day
Friday, Sunday                                 $12.00
Saturday                                            $18.00
Weekend Pass                                 $30.00
Children, per day                               $5.00

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