Gatlinburg Scottish Games – May 13-14, 2011

Located in Mills Park, just 3 minutes from Elk Springs Resort Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals, the Scottish Highland Games will continue for the 29th year.

ES Heavenly Heights-firepitGatlinburg -Highland Games are events held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands. Certain aspects of the games are so well known as to have become emblematic of Scotland, such as the bagpipes, the kilt, and the heavy events, especially the caber toss. While centred on competitions in piping and drumming, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletics, the games also include entertainment and exhibits related to other aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture. (source…Wikipedia.org)

Several standard events include: