Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:00pm


Grandfather Mountain
Highway 221 South
Linville, NC


The 63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held July 12-15, 2018 at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC.

July 12 schedule

Whisky Tasting at Best Western Mountain Lodge in Banner Elk from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Picnic, Torchlight Ceremony & Sheep Herding

4:30 PM Picnic
Food concessions are available at MacRae Meadows or you can bring your own.

Scottish Entertainment
Traditional Celtic Music. Performers to be announced

Sheep Herding: Sheep Herding with Border Collies on the field.

7 PM The Bear: Assault on Grandfather
This five-mile footrace climbs 1,568 feet in elevation from the town of Linville to the summit of Grandfather mountain. Over 800 runners will start up the Old Yonahlossee Road from Linville at 7 PM, circle the Highland Games track around 7:15, and head up the Grandfather Mountain summit road.


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