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31st ANNUAL TEXAS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES

ARLINGTON,TX-(for immediate release)- Many people discover they’re a wee bit Scottish at the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, now celebrating its 31st year and scheduled for May 5-6-7 at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Stadium. 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.

Musical acts include acclaimed Scottish fiddler Brian McNeill and renowned Scottish folk singer Ed Miller. Celtic groups include: Clandestine, Jiggernaut, Piper Jones Band, Scottish Thunder, Murder the Stout, Scotland Rising, Seamus Stout, Cleghorn, and more. The appearance of the new high-energy Celtic rock group ‘Rathmoor’ will delight audiences.

The featured and host Bagpipe bands will be the Championship North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums and the Fort Worth Scottish Pipes & Drums. Highlander Magazine has rated the Texas Scottish Festival the number one Scottish festival in North America for entertainment and talent.

Events will include professional and amateur athletics, Highland Dance competitions, bagpipe bands, Scottish fiddle workshop, children's games and activities, educational seminars, Gaelic language seminars, military living history, Scottish country dancing, "Bonniest Knees" contest, a whisky tasting and seminars, Celtic harp, a Photo contest, All-Scottish breed dog show, Scotch ale brewing competition, Shortbread contest, a featured Celtic Rock concert and two special evening events: Fiddle Faddle and Lassies Galore.

The festival has four large entertainment tents to showcase the national and regional Celtic, folk, and Scottish entertainers. More than 60 colorful tents will represent various Scottish Clans and families, including the McDonald, Campbell, MacIntosh, Henderson, MacIntyre, and Ross Clans. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy viewing the Claret Jug, golf’s most prestigious prize awarded annually to the winner of the Open.

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

Gate times are 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.

Adult Admissions per day: Friday, Sunday $12.00, Saturday $18.00, Weekend Pass $30.00, Children per day $5.00. Weekend passes and feature admissions available.

For more information: www.TexasScottishFestival.com, 254-675-3992


May 5, 6, & 7, 2017

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

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

For more information
254-675-3992
www.TexasScottishFestival.com

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