Schedule for 2022
Friday, June 17 in Downtown Franklin
6:00 PM Clan Parade- starts at Town Hall in downtown Franklin and proceeds west on Main Street to Phillips, south on Phillips, and then east on Stewart to the Rathskeller Coffee Haus and Pub.
6:30PM until? – Ceilidh featuring Rainbow’s End and other musicians in a Celtic Jam in the parking lot behind the Rathskeller at 58 Steward Street in Franklin. There is no cost for the Ceilidh, but food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Saturday, June 18 at Macon County Fairgrounds
$5 Admission-Bring your own lawn chair
1436 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734
9:00 AM Festival gates open
9:00AM-4PM Highland Games throughout day-bring a chair
9:00AM-4PM Children’s Games & activities-Children’s Area
9:30 AM Demonstrations by Cherokee Eastern Tribe-Main Stage
10:00AM Opening ceremonies and parade featuring Jamestown Pipes and Drums.
11:00AM Music by Rainbow’s End on Main Stage
11:00AM Demonstrations by Cherokee Eastern Tribe-Stage Two
11:30AM Sheep herding demonstration with Border Collies
12:00PM Music by Jacobites by Name on Main Stage
12:30PM Demonstrations by Cherokee Eastern Tribe
1:00PM Music by Tuatha Dea on Main Stage
1:00PM Music by Norma Jean on Stage Two
1:00PM Lecture and demonstration of Scottish clothing by Mr. Charlie Rhodarmer
1:30PM Sheep herding demonstrations by Border Collies
2:00PM Music by Jacobites by Name on Main Stage
2:00PM Music by Rainbow’s End on Stage Two
2:00PM Lecture by Bill Crawford: Where is Scotland?
2:30PM Sheep herding demonstrations by Border Collies
3:00PM Music by Tuatha Dea on Main Stage
3:00PM Demonstration of Scottish country dancing by Clare Suminski with Daniel Lawton
4:00PM Fairgrounds close
Celtic Music Concert at Macon County Fairgrounds
(Please note that NO ALCOHOL is permitted on the fairgrounds.)
$10 Admission- Bring your own lawn chair
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
5:30PM Gates Open
6:00PM Wild Blue Yonder
7:00PM Jacobites by Name
8:00PM-9:30PM Tuatha Dea
Sunday, June 19 at First Presbyterian Church
26 Church Street, Franklin NC 28734
10:00 AM Kirkin’ of the Tartan (9:30 for banner carriers)
3:00 PM Irish Fiddler Andrew Finn Magill -free concert in church chapel courtesy of the Arts Council of Macon County
Note: The schedule during the day Saturday is subject to change so please check back frequently if you are concerned about the timing for a certain event.
Highland games on Saturday.
Lead of the parade Friday.