The Smokey Mountain Highland Games (TN) was held on May 20-21, 2017. These games are held at the campus of Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. Sunny skies and 95 degree weather for Saturday and light rain all day on Sunday. Forty two clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them. Russ and Marcia Harper along with Aaron Harper hosted the Clan Wallace tent.
The entertainment included the Colin Grant Adams, Raven and Red, Ed Miller Trio, Highland Reign, The Celtic Martins, Singing Pilgrims, Good Thymes Ceilidh Band, The Celtic Martins. The Games included heavy athletics, kilted run, Children’s Highland games competition, and Border Collie Demonstration. The vendors at the games included, Near and Far, The Gaelic Shop, The Celtic Knot, The Heelan Hound, Highland Kilt Company, the Scots Corner.
Three Best tent awards were handed out, Clan Kincaid won first place, Clan Wallace won second, Clan MacIntosh won third. Congratulation to all the wins.
Thanks to all that came out and enjoyed the weekend with us.
Courtesy of Marcia Harper
The Bethabara Highland Games (NC) was held on May 13, 2017. Overcast skies and 75 degree was the weather of the day. There were nineteen clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them. Russ and Marcia Harper hosted the Clan Wallace tent.
These games are held at Historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Highland Games at Historic Bethabara Park are held to pay respect to the heritage of the early Scots and Scots-Irish pioneers who helped and guided the Moravians in their settlement of the Wachovia tract. This game is free and open for the enjoyment of the public. Russ and I marched in the parade of Tartan.
Russ even made it into our local paper “Journalnow” for sharing the Wallace sword and history of our clan.
The entertainment included the Jamestown Pipes and Drum and North Carolina State Pipeband. The Games included heavy athletics, Children’s Highland games competition, Children’s Colonial Games and storytelling, Border Collie Demonstration. The vendors at the games included Lady Susan’s Shortbread, Near and Far Scottish, Peter Blum, Tinsmith, Renaissance Iron, Rose Crag History of Family Names, Scottish Leather, Kelpie Pottery, Carolina Celt, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Celtic Traditions, Cameron British Food.
Thanks to Megan Fischer, council member and Granddaughter for all the help she gave us in the tent. Thanks to all that came out and enjoyed the day with us.
Photos and article Courtesy of Marcia Harper