I just attended the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. I tent camped for two nights. I met lots and lots of fun and interesting folks of Scottish heritage. Everyone was so friendly. Even got a little haggis ! I got to wear my new Ancient Livingston kilt for the first time and feel like I fit right in. These are some of the biggest games in the nation. There must have been 60 or more clan tents and tons of competitions and events. Being new to Highland games, I learned a lot from people with decades of experience.
My home town in Laurinburg, NC is hosting our Scotland County Highland Games on October 1st ( check out our website ). We are not as big as Grandfather, but we have a full array of games and music, including children's games and a marvelous miniature train ride for the kids, with attendance expected to be in the neighborhood of 6000. If anyone reading this can possibly attend, absolutely ask for Alan Livingston, and I will give you a personal grand tour.