Hello everyone who has ever visited, and or, are planning on visiting our festival. At tonight's Highland Festival Committee meeting the members discussed numerous sites that we have been in touch with, walked through and broke down the pros and cons of each site.
More then anything we would have loved to stay in Scotland which was our initial home over 35 years ago but unfortunately that was not to be. We would have loved to stay and continue on with the beautiful location which had been our home, BUT now we are calling " Brooklyn our new Scotland."
The festival location will be at the Brooklyn , Ct. Fairgrounds, still being held on Sunday, October 13th, 2024. We will be posting updates as times go on BUT we just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that we ARE still going to hold our annual festival and that we will be at the Brooklyn Ct Fairgrounds. We would like to thank the committee of the Brooklyn Fair Grounds who were so informational and allowed us to walk throughout the site as we try to plan things out.
Reggie Patchell speaks with one of the festival's founders, John Spencer about how this festival began and why it was important to host it in Scotland, Ct.
The date is approaching and we’re already making preparations. Don’t miss out!
The news is out now, we have been TRYING to find a suitable home for our Highland Festival which for the past 35 years was held on the Waldo Home Grounds. Here is a article that ran in a Willimantic news paper, the Ct Insider ;
UPDATE on our 2024 festival location;
WE have been viewing many possible sites for our Highland Festival all the while hoping to stay in Scotland, Ct.
At our regular monthly meeting of the Highland Festival Committee, we broke down the pros and the cons of many sites from many towns all inviting our festival in for our 2024 date. After a lot of walking, talking and careful consideration the committee voted to make "Brooklyn our New Scotland"::))
Our Highland Festival & Games WILL be held at the Brooklyn, Ct. Fairgrounds on Sunday, October 13, 2024.
The Highland Festival Association Of Scotland,CT Inc.
Is very pleased to announce a New and Exciting Location for our
HIGHLAND GAMES AND
On Sunday, October 13th, 2024 from 9-5:00
This year we will be celebrating our Scottish Heritage
At the spacious and beautiful Brooklyn, CT Fairgrounds
Where we can offer onsite parking, improved amenities and
plenty of room to grow.
Highland Athletics, Dance and Bagpipe and Drum Competitions,
Scottish Foods, Performances and Vendors of Scottish Goodies
will welcome you as they have for the past 35 years here in
Eastern Connecticut. See our website at Scotlandgames.org
and Facebook for details.
Come And Enjoy This Family Friendly, All-Inclusive Event!
We were honored to host a on-line concert with Charlie Zahm and Tadd Marks. Below is the link to our 2020 Christmas Concert for all to watch.