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The New Hampshire Highland Games Is One Weekend Party You Don’t Want To Miss

Lincoln NH – The 44th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival is one weekend party that you don’t want to miss. Immerse yourself in all things Scottish, from the pageantry of the massed bands….to the strength and skill of the strongmen in heavy athletic competition…to the foot-stomping and soul-stirring musical performances!

About The New Hampshire Highland Games

The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival (NHHG&F) is one of the largest and most diverse Highland Games held in North America and the largest cultural event. This celebration of Scottish heritage is held the third Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of September each year at Loon Mountain Resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. For your convenience, we have provided an overview of possible questions you may have about your trip.

The Highland Games Festival Is Three Full Days – September 20 to 22 – of Scottish Music, Food and Drink, Athletics, Dance, Heritage, and More!

The New Hampshire highland games are always a fun family-friendly event to attend in New Hampshire in the Fall. There are so many fun activities in this 3 day festival located in Lincoln New Hampshire. There will be live music, whisky tastings, beer gardens, great food, Scottish Heavy Athletics, and so much more.

There Are A Lot Of Great Events But The Food, Music, And Heavy Athletics Are My Favorites

Scottish Heavy Athletics

These events are awesome to watch! Watch pure physical strength and skill as top athletes from the United States, Canada, Iceland, Scotland and across Europe take part in the Scottish Heavy Athletics. Don’t miss the thrill of the Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Weight Over Bar, Stone Carry and more! All athletes participating in the Professional, Masters and Amateur events are by invitation of the NHSCOT Scottish Heavy Athletic Committee only.

One Year I Got To Meet Strongman Competitor Hafþór Björnsson Who Often Competes In The Heavy Athletics

Scottish Highland Dancing

Over 200 highland dancers compete each year at the NH Highland Game & Festival on Saturday and Sunday.  With origins based on Scottish legend and history, the dances are a spectacular combination of strength, agility, movement, music, and costume. One of the oldest traditional dances of Scotland, the Highland Fling, signifies victory of battle. The Seann Triubhas began as a political protest after the battle of Culloden in 1746 when the English banned the wearing of the kilt.  Legend says the Reel O’Tulloch began in a churchyard on a cold winter morning when the minister was late for his service. Stop by and experience this rich Scottish tradition.

There Are Lots Of Great Reasons To Attend The New Hampshire Highland Games Festival!

You can learn more about the details of the Highland Games and where to get tickets here:

Where To Attend The New Hampshire Highland Games

Driving directions:

60 Loon Mountain Road,
Lincoln, NH


Kyle Battis is a life-long NH resident that enjoys making his way around the state, sampling delicious food and drinks, and sharing his experiences. Follow us at
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