New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain
The largest Scottish cultural festival in the Northeast, the 2011 New Hampshire Highland Games takes place in September at Loon Mountain Ski Resort in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The annual event, which is in its 35th year, features more than 60 Scottish clans and societies, sheep dog trials, Scottish athletics, the national highland dance competition, solo piping & drumming, international performers, and a wide range of seminars and workshops.
New Hampshire Highland Games Performers.
Enjoy a fine array of performers from Scotland, Canada, and America, including Alasdair Fraser, the Brigadoons, Albannach, John Carmichael, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Roy Johnstone, and Steve Sharratt. In addition, 30 pipe bands from Canada and the United States will be appearing during the three-day festival. For more information, visit www.nhscot.org
New Hampshire Highland Games Sheep Dog Trials.
Sheep and dogs are in the spotlight in this well-attended event. The goal is for each dog to run four sheep through five obstacles on the obstacle course. Each sheep is worth 5 points with a perfect run equaling 100 points. After an elimination round, the top 10 qualifiers do battle to determine the order of victory. The winner takes home the Campbell Cup, which is a silver trophy donated by the Clan Campbell Society. For more information, visit www.nhscot.org