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Ad Sales, Clans, Bands, and Patrons

Lyon College welcomes clans, bands, and sponsors to participate in the Arkansas Scottish Festival. Attracting thousands annually, the festival offers a host of opportunities to promote your business, Scottish clan, or civic group.



Clan Registration

Lyon is a great place to have a clan gathering. If you would like to have a clan society meeting at the festival, please contact Brandi Allen at 870.307.7428 or

If you would like to register your clan, please fill out the Clan Registration Form and return it to the address provided on the form.

Piping and Drumming

Each festival, Lyon holds piping and drumming competitions in which individuals from all across the United States compete for contest grades and medals. Competitions are sanctioned and run according to EUSPBA rules and regulations where applicable.

To enter yourself or your band in any of these competitions, fill out the Piping and Drumming Entry Form and return it to the address provided on the form. Please note any and all entry fees.

Download the solo piping and drumming schedule.







Gifts from our patrons help fund student scholarships, cover the Lyon College Pipe Band’s travel expenses, and acquire and maintain the necessary equipment and supplies to sustain our band.

Your contribution entitles you to benefits during the festival. To view the festival benefits packages, please view the Patron Registration Form. The difference between your payment and the value of your benefits package are calculated as a tax-deductible donation. If you are unable to attend the festival, your entire contribution will be tax-deductible.

If you choose to give, please choose a patron and return the Patron Registration Form to the address provided on the form. For more information, please contact Jimmy Bell at 870.307.7473 or





Ad space in the souvenir festival program ranges from $75 to $500. All ads over $300 will receive a sign on the main field. By choosing to promote your organization through an advertisement, you help bring to Batesville top pipe bands and judges, sheep dog demonstrators, children’s activities, and well-known Scottish entertainers. Participants spend over $640,000 at local businesses during the festival’s weekend. 

To participate, simply fill out the Advertising Form and return it along with your payment to the address provided on the form. To guarantee your ad placement in the program, Lyon must receive your form and payment by Friday, March 2, 2018.


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