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Arkansas Scottish Festival

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The 39th Arkansas Scottish Festival will take place April 13-15, 2018.

Every April, Lyon College holds the Arkansas Scottish Festival, one of the premier Scottish festivals in the United States. Established in 1981 as the Highland Games, the festival is emblematic of the College, its Scottish heritage, and its Presbyterian connection. Over the years, the festival has grown from a small Scottish fair to one of the top competition venues in the South Central United States for pipers, bands, and dancers. 

Join us for a weekend full of piping competitions, delicious food, and unique handmade crafts. Gates open early Saturday morning, April 14, and opening ceremonies will begin at 1 p.m. with a parade of massed bands and clans. 

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Future Arkansas Scottish Festivals

April 12-14, 2019

April 17-19, 2020

April 9-11, 2021

April 7-9, 2022

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