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Competitions

In the old times, the clans would gather for "Games". These would commonly be in the form of competitions between the clans. Today, we keep this important tradition alive by offering competition ... a lot of it.

 

Athletics - "The Highland Heavies"

Athletics

Arguably the most iconic of the competitive "Games", our Highland Athletes will take their field and spend two full days competing in many of the traditional highland athletic events. These include: The Hammer Throw, The Weight Throw and Weight Toss, The Stone of Strength (featuring our own little piece of Stone Mountain), The Sheaf Toss and of course the Caber Toss.

Competitions for Professional Masters, Professional, Amateur A, and Amateur B Divisions take place on Saturday. The Women's Division command the field on Sunday. Keeping with the traditions of competition between the Clans, there will be a special Clan Challenge event on Sunday as well.

 

Highland Dance

Highland Dance

Stone Mountain Highland Games hosts two full days of Highland Dance competition. Dancers of all ages from throughout the United States and Canada will take their turn on our special dance stages vying for those coveted prizes awarded for the best performance.

Both days will feature the traditional "Highland" dances as well as several Scottish National dances.

 

Pipe Bands, Solo Piping and Drumming

Piping & Drumming

If you like to see the Pipe Bands, then Saturday is the day. Stone Mountain Highland Games features one of the largest fields of competitive bands in the Southeast. Owing to our strategic placement at the end of the competitive season for the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, it is typical to see 30 pipe bands from around the country take over the main parade field for an all-afternoon competition.

Solo Piping and Drumming events will take place Saturday and Sunday mornings. This year there will even be a special Friday evening Professional Piping event at our Host Hotel.

 

Scottish Fiddle Competition

Fiddling

The Scottish Fiddling Competition has been canceled for 2022 due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Harping Events -Canceled for 2022

Harp

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the Harping events for this year. After losing our dear Harping Chair Kathleen Bingaman early this year, we have been searching for someone to step up to coordinate all of the tent activities. Unfortunately, this individual has not appeared. With less than 60 days to our event and far too many unknowns in this space, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year. Better to pause than to provide a disorganized and less than perfect experience.

We continue to hope that an individual in the Harping community will come forth and volunteer to coordinate this area in 2023 so that a harping experience that we have come to expect can return.

Apologies to our competitors and the harping community in general.

 

Our 2022 Corporate Sponsors

 

Eagle Rock Distributing
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Atlanta Branch
Dillons Restaurant
Scottish Heritage USA
Second Chance Landscape

 

FirePro
The Bubbling Creek Co.
J. Martinez & Company
Cooper Lake Automotive

 

 

Amazon Smiles

 

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