Join Us for the 2013 Scottish Highland Games

The 42nd Anniversary of the Charleston Scottish Highland Games will be Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant.

The Honored Clan is MacKenzie, and the Honored Guest is the 5th Earl of Cromartie.

Sponsored by the Scottish Society of Charleston, the field opens to clans, participants, and visitors at 7 a.m. All events are held regardless of weather. Tickets are $4 for children aged 6–12 and $17 for adults. Parking is $5. A scotch tasting will be held on Thursday, September 19, and costs $35. On Friday, September 20, the Tartan Ball will be held, which requires a Copper Sponsorship package for one. The fee is $50.

Over 50 clans will be in attendance, including Clan MacFie, Clan Ramsay, Clan MacDougall, and Clan Ogilvie. Games include 28 lb. and 56 lb. Clachneart, 56 lb. Weight Throw, 56 lb. Weight Toss for Height, 22 lb. Hammer Throw, Sheaf Toss, and Caber Toss.

Typically, over 20 bands attend the Games and play traditional Scottish music such as the 2/4 March. The Scottish Country Dancing competition is a popular part of the Games, and it dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Entertainment includes Smithfield Fair, Colin Grant-Adams, and Rathkeltair.

Other events include a Border Collie demonstration, Irish Hurling exhibition, face painting, Highland wrestling, Scottish crafts, and Build-A-Kilt.

For more information on the Games, visit