September 9th & 10th, 2017
FREE Admission - Don't pass up a whole weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun at the park!!!!
Experience a whole weekend of Scottish & Celtic culture, with the Avenue of Clans, Scottish craft & food vendors, Scottish music & dancing, as well as Highland Games.
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
At beautiful Tam O'Shanter Park on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 the festivities begin, starting at 7:00 am with a Fun Run/Walk 5K road race. The Sons of Norway Hall in Longview is holding a Norwegian Waffle and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday only. Please join us there for breakfast before heading over to the park. At 9:00 am the Highland Dance Competition, Silent Auction and Highland Games begin.. At 10:00 am please join us for the annual Highlander Festival Parade. Also beginning at 10:00 am join us for the Kelso Garden Club Flower Show . At 12:30 the Openng Ceremonies & Parade of Clans begins on the field. The Silent Auction ends at 4:00. The entertainment continues all day Saturday with music by: Men of Worth, Rogues End, and pipe bands from Ft. Vancouver and Clan Gordon. This is located under the covered area.
There will not be a baking contest this year. Thank you to all past judges and contestants for entering your baked goods and making it a success for so many years.
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
At 8:00 AM please join us for the Kirkin' of the Tartan Worship Service at Tamo O'Shanter Park and again at 10:00 AM at the Kelso Methodist Presbyterian Church in Kelso at 206 Cowlitz Way. There will be a special tea reception following the Kirkin' at 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall. There will be babpipers and a Highland Dancer performing.
The Highland Games will begin at the park at 9:00 AM with those hardy lads and lasses tossing the caber and throwing the stone. There will be entertainment in the afternoon at the park with the Wicked Tinkers, and Men of Worth.
The Kilted Klassic Golf Tournament starts with registration at 8:00 AM at the Longview Country Club. Registration Forms are available under Festival Forms.
The Kelso Rotary will be holding their Annual Duck Race in the afternoon raising money for charities and scholarships.
Get your Highlander Festival Buttons, on sale July 5th, for only $1.00 each and you could win many prizes which have been donated from various merchants in Kelso, $600 grand prize shopping certificate.
Don't pass up a whole weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun at the park!
For more information please Contact Us.