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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games
May 16, 2015
East Tennessee’s premier celebration of Scottish culture and history. Originally founded in 1981 as the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games, we are one of the oldest Scottish Festivals in the country. With success comes change, and the continued growth of our event ultimately made a new venue necessary. In 2010, we established a new home in the City of Maryville on the picturesque grounds of historic Maryville College, home of “The Scots”. But you don’t have to be Scottish in order to enjoy this unique Festival! Our location in the heart of The Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect backdrop for you and your family to get a wee glimpse of Scotland and to discover and appreciate the rich traditions and history of the Scottish and Scots-Irish settlers of our area – extraordinary people whose courage, determination and pioneering spirit helped forge what was to become an independent United States of America.