Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival

Categories: Kid-Friendly, Events & Festivals, Entertainment for Kids, Spring Events & Festivals


Franklin's Scottish Heritage Festival

Always Father's Day Weekend and ALWAYS a FREE Event!

June 12, 13, 14, & 15th 2014


A day of Scottish Fun, Food, Fashion, Music, Dancers, Games, Clans, Border Collie Demonstrations, Crafters, Contiunous Entertainment and Culture for the whole family!
Plus... we highlight the unique Cherokee/Scottish Heritage ties via:
- Traditional Hoop Dance
- Blow Gun Demonstrations
- Tomahawk Demonstrations  


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Clan Dinner - Open to the Public! + Scottish Music
Tartan Hall, 26 Church St., Franklin, NC 28734 (click for Google Map)
6-8 PM
For more info, contact Doug Morton:  Email or Phone:  (727) 424-8901 


Friday, 13 June 2014

Ceilidh (Party)

When:  7:00-9:00 PM
Where:  Located in downtown Franklin -  Stewart St (click for Google Map)., across from Rathskeller (Click for Facebook) and in front of The Attic (Click for Facebook).
What:  Live music, Beer, Local Food, and a great time downtown! 


Saturday, 14 June 2014, Downtown, 9 AM - 6 PM

 Opening Ceromonies,  9:00 am
Parade, 10:00 am

Entertainment -- 2 Marching Piper Bands -- 2 Live Music Bands (Gazebo & Town Hall) -- Highland Dancers -- Traditional Scottish & Celtic Music -- and more!

Kid-Friendly Events -- Children's Highland Games (Jousting w/ wooden horses) -- Children's Scottish Shields Making
-- Children's Harmonica Making

Craft Vendors -- Handmade arts & crafts, unique items like hand-crafted doll clothes, and many more unique offerings 

Entertainment schedule -Click to download and print.

Highland games demonstrations, such as:  The Caber Throw and Hammer Throw 
Location - Downtown parking area next to First United Methodist Church. 
Corner of Bus. Hwy 441 (E. Main St.) & NC 28 (Harrison Ave.) (click for Google Map)

Local Food Vendors -- Authentic Scottish Foods, Hungry Bear Restaurant, Kettle Corn, Ice Cream and more

Scottish Tartans Museum open with free admission all day & 4 guided tours. Guided tour times are as follows:
11:30am - 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Kirkin O' the Tartans 
When:  11AM
What:  Blessing of the Tartans + Scottish Lunch 
Where:  First Presbyterian Church, 26 Church St., Downtown Franklin, NC (click for Google Maps)


The Local Directions

The Taste of Scotland Festival is located in historic downtown Franklin NC!  

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Contact Info
(727) 424-8901
Macon County