We are excited about the 40th Arkansas Scottish Festival. If you would like to register for an event, purchase advertising space, or register your clan, you can do so with the forms below.

General admission for the festival is FREE. In case of rain, check the list below for events moved. The festival will continue, rain or shine.


Schedule of Events

Friday, April 12, 2019

12:30 p.m.
Scottish Golf Scramble (Eagle Mountain Country Club)*

6 p.m.
The Kilted Mile (Downtown Batesville)*

6 – 10 p.m.
President’s Reception (Highland House, Lyon College) ($20)*

Saturday, April 13, 2019

7 – 9 a.m.
Scottish Breakfast ($10)* (Edwards Commons, Lyon College)

8 a.m.
The 40th Arkansas Scottish Festival Opens to the Public
Solo Piping Competitions* begin (West Lawn of the Nichols Building, Lyon College)

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lyon College Scot Shop open (Edwards Commons, Lyon College)

9 a.m.
Entertainment under the Coca-Cola Tent Begins (Couch Garden, Lyon College)
Entertainment moved to the Brown Chapel-Fine Arts Building.

10 a.m.
British Car Show (South Lawn of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Fun for Children begins (South Lawn of Lyon Building, Lyon College)
Sheepdog Demos (West of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Highland Athletics Competition begins (East Main Sports Complex)
Highland Dancing (South Lawn of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Highland Dancing moved to the Brown Chapel-Fine Arts Building.

11:30 a.m.
Tug-of-War Competition* (Couch Garden)

12 p.m.
Sheepdog Demos (West of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Highland Dancing (South Lawn of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Highland Dancing moved to the Brown Chapel-Fine Arts Building in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms.

1 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies of the 40th Arkansas Scottish Festival and Parade of Bands and Clans (Couch Garden)
The opening ceremonies and parade of bands and clans will be moved to the Brown Chapel-Fine Arts Building in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms.

2 p.m.
Sheepdog Demos (West of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Scottish Painting with Carla Ladd (Fulkerson Art Studio, Alphin Building, Lyon College) ($35)*
West Magnet Dancers (Couch Garden, Lyon College)
Highland Dancing (South Lawn of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
The West Magnet Dancers and Highland Dancing will be moved to the Brown Chapel-Fine Arts Building in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms. Highland Dancing will immediately follow the West Magnet Dancers.

2:45 p.m.
Dog Show (Couch Garden, Lyon College)
The Dog Show will be moved to the Coca-Cola Entertainment Tent in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms.

3 p.m.
Alumni Mix & Mingle (Maxfield Room, Edwards Commons, Lyon College)

4 p.m.
Festival Awards (Couch Garden, Lyon College)
Festival Awards moved to the Brown Chapel-Fine Arts Building. Highland Dancing will begin when the festival awards have concluded.
Highland Dancing (South Lawn of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Sheepdog Demos (West of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)

6 p.m.
Cocktail Hour, Feast, Ceilidh, and Dancing ($65)*

Sunday, April 14, 2019

9 a.m.
Iona Worship Service

10 a.m.
Highland Dancing (Sloan Auditorium, Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Sheepdog Demos (West of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Try your hand at some Highland Athletics (East Main Sports Complex)

10:30 a.m.
Entertainment (Sloan Auditorium, Brown Chapel, Lyon College)

11 a.m.
Mini Celtic Concerts (Sloan Auditorium, Brown Chapel, Lyon College)

12 p.m.
Highland Dancing (Sloan Auditorium, Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Sheepdog Demos (West of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)
Bonniest Knees Contest (North of Brown Chapel, Lyon College)

1 p.m.
Mini Celtic Concerts

2 p.m.
Festival Closes

Locations of events can be found here.

*Additional Registration Required 


2019 Arkansas Scottish Festival Vendors

A & B Custom Meats

AARP

Bud's Home Made Root Beer

Celtic Fashions Midwest

DBA Celtic Fashions

Gaelic Force

Got Kilt

Gypsy's Mystical Caravan

Heritage Festival Meat Pies

Hillbilly Kettle Corn

House of Douglas Bakery

Independence County Library

Mt. Zion Lodge #10

Nancy Sweet Nothings

Northstar Artisans

Rainmaker Customz

Lyon College ScotShop

Silver City USA

Sugar Concessions

The Diggy Dawg Bone Co.

The Scottish Armoury

Tradewinds

Rick Pittman

Vine Ripe Walking Sticks

Wolf Don Emporium


Entertainers at the arkansas scottish festival

Bands:

Lyon College Pipe Band

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Pipe and Drums

Sherman Police Regional Pipe and Drums

Coca cola entertainment tent:

Rickey Pittman

Patrick Regan

Jon Healey

scottish entertainment

Ancient Athletics (Highland Games)

The Ogilvy Studio (Highland Dancing)

Danny Shilling and his Sheepdogs