Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games


April 30, 2021 to May 02, 2021


Wise County Fairgrounds View map
3101 FM 51,
Decatur, TX, 76234

Additional Information


Highlander Magazine has rated the Texas Scottish Festival the number one Scottish festival in North America for entertainment and talent. The annual Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games is renowned for its outstanding musical entertainment.

The festival has featured some of the top Scottish performers and groups. Refer to the music page or schedule for this years performers.

The festival will again be hosting full range of Scottish athletic competitions. Other regularly scheduled events include scotch whisky tasting and seminar, professional, amateur, and novice athletics, children's games and activities, genealogy and history seminars, kirking and church services, a Gaelic language seminar, Scottish military living history encampment, Scottish country dancing, a Bonniest Knee's Contest, a medieval Scotland area, Celtic music, a photo contest, an all-Scottish breed dog show, a shortbread contest, Celtic art, a pub tent, a feature Ceilidh, and more.

The Scottish Festival has five large entertainment tents to showcase the national and regional celtic, folk, and Scottish entertainers. Also featured are the more than sixty-five colorful Scottish Clan tents representing various Scottish Clans and families including MacDonalds, Campbells, MacDuffs, Hendersons, MacIntyres, Ross, and many more.

Scottish foods & ales including: haggis, fish & chips, scotch eggs, meat pies, bridies, & bangers will be available as well as American festival foods. Scottish vendors with a wide variety of merchandise from Scotland and 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. Texas vendors, jewelers, and crafts will also be featured.

The Festival and Games are open to the general public and is an event for the entire family with most activities scheduled continuously for each day. Musical entertainment is continuous in several areas including the largest pub tent in North America.

An attendance again in excess of 15,000 is expected for the three day event. Many people may discover they are a wee bit Scottish as they visit the colorful family-clan tents associated with a Scottish gathering.