Held at the historic North Carolina Rural Heritage Center in Laurinburg, North Carolina, this is just the kind of event you would expect to find in the county that has one of the largest concentrations of Highland Scots in North America. If you’ve never experienced a Highland Games, you owe it to yourself to join in. Watch the athletes compete in traditional events, such as tossing the caber (a massive tapered pine pole) and the sheaf toss – throwing a 20-pound bale of straw straight up using a pitchfork. Of course, what would the games be without the piping and drumming, dancing, and tartan glory associated with this unique culture. Over 25 pipe bands are expected to attend. For the little pros out there, the popular “kids games” will again be part of the festivities. Beer and food vendors will be on-site. Visit event website for ticket details.


Cory Hughes

13040 X-Way Road
Laurinburg, NC 28353

(704) 900-9504

Updated September 1, 2021