Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games 
June 10 - 12, 2022 


FRIDAY: Gates open at 5:00 
Pre-Games Show 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM 12:00 - Opening Ceremonies Massed Bands 
7:00 PM - Concert with The Fire and Wicked Tinkers 

SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 4:00 PM - Closing Ceremonies Massed Bands 

Utah State Fair Park 155 North 1000 West SLC 84116 
Please be aware the Utah State Fair Park charges a $5.00 parking fee. 
*Information subject to change.

 

Info & Tickets


June 10 - 12, 2022


Buy a ticket for 1 day and the rest of the festival is included FREE!


REGULAR TICKET PRICES:

Adults Day Ticket $20.00

Seniors 65+ and Students (12-18) $15.00

12 and over must purchase tickets. (11 and under FREE and do not need a ticket.)

Active Military with Current Geneva Conventions ID get in FREE!

(2022 ticket prices subject to change.)


Current members of the Utah Scottish Association admitted FREE!

Single Membership = one free admission.

Couple Membership = two free admissions.

Membership will be verified.


If you would like to purchase a membership in advance click the Membership button below.

Memberships will be available at the festival.


Athletics


The Utah Scottish Festival and Highland games are proud to sponsor the National Sheaf Toss Competition.


Friday

5pm-8pm  

STRONGMAN

Saturday Sunday 

HEAVY ATHLETICS COMPETITIONS

(Highland Games)

(Yes, this includes the Caber Toss)


Registration is not yet available.



Highland Dance


Scottish Highland dancing is one of the oldest forms of folk dance, and both modern ballet and square dancing can trace their roots back to the Highlands. Dating back to the 11th or 12th century, the Highland Dances of Scotland tended to be highly athletic male celebratory dances of triumph or joy, or warrior dances performed over swords and spiked shield.


According to tradition, the old kings and chiefs of Scotland used the Highland Games as a way of choosing the best men for their retinue and men at arms.


Highland dancing was one of the various ways men were tested for strength, stamina, accuracy, and agility. Ladies began competing only at the turn of the century. Although historically


Highland dancing was restricted to men, today it is mostly performed by females. No matter who dances them, Highland dances require both athletic and artistic skill.


Registration not yet available for 2022.



Clans


Following your clan and its history is a great way to connect with your Scottish Heritage. You can google your clan to connect with them online, but at a Scottish Festival, you can connect in person! The Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games hosts some of the best. Come visit our Clan Village.


Clans will gather all three days of our festival!


Friday: Clan representatives will march during the Tattoo.

Saturday: Clans will gather and march during the Opening Ceremonies.

Sunday: There will be a clan procession across the ground to the Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan where the clans will be blessed.


Clan Storytelling will also occur on the heritage stage on Saturday at the festival.


If you are a clan regional representative and are interested in hosting a tent for your clan at our festival, contact us.


Vendors


We are not accepting applications for 2022 at this time.


To inquire about vending at our event please send a message using the CONTACT page. Please be aware we will not accept vendors who are not relevant to the culture in some way. If you are a business interested in a sponsorship space please specify in the message.


Piping & Drumming


The Utah Scottish Festival is not yet accepting registration for the 2022 event. Please check back for more information.


We take pride in running a well-organized and efficient event. We are located in the heart of the Western United States Pipe Band Association. It's a great place for bands and soloists from all WUSPBA branches to gather.

Please contact Jeff or Lezlie Mann by clicking the button below if you have any questions.


Things to Do


There are many things to do at our event.

Watch Highland Athletics

Massed Pipe Bands

Watch a Highland Fling

Find your Clan connection

Enjoy some Celtic entertainment

Check out the Clydesdales

Enter our Shortbread Contest

Enter or watch our Bonnie Knees Contest

Watch our Kilted Tug of War

Eat some Scottish food

Learn a Scottish Country Dance

Watch some Irish Dancing

Taste some Whisky at our Whisky Garden

Participate in the Kirkin' o' the Tartan

March with your Clan

Check out our Celtic vendors

Watch the presentation on Robert Burns

More to come!



The Utah Scottish Association is funded in part

by the residents of Salt Lake County through

the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program.

Your support matters. Thank you!