36th Arkansas Scottish Festival


Join us for the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival April 10-12!

Piping competitions, delicious food, unique handmade crafts, and a 10-foot-tall asparagus stalk are all part of the Arkansas Scottish Festival held on the campus of Lyon College. The festival, which draws thousands of patrons from across the country to the campus every year. The AAA magazine Southern Traveler named the festival a "Southern Travel Treasure" last year. The festival is a celebration of Lyon’s proud Scottish heritage and an avenue to showcase Lyon’s picturesque campus where “the bagpipes never stop…ever.”

Click here to download a complete 2015 schedule and festival map

Admission is free!

If you have a group that would like to attend the Arkansas Scottish Festival together, we would be happy to help make arrangements with you. Contact Mirranda Sprayberry at 870-307-7067. For more information on the festival, contact Jimmy Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage Program, at 870-307-PIPE.