Announcing The NEW DATES For The Loch Norman Highland Games!

We are excited to have you join us August 15-16, 2020 as we present Highland Athletics, Dance, and Bagpipe & Drum competitions, historic encampment, back country farm, merchant vendors, whisky tastings, haggis and other Scottish foods, and so much more! 

Since GATHERING is a major theme of the Loch Norman Highland Games, and we have been asked by the CDC and state authorities not to do so right now, we are making this move.  We want to keep everyone healthy and safe, and make sure our judges and special guests from Scotland and other parts of the world are able to join us in order to provide you with the best and most authentic Games possible. The team of dedicated volunteers and Historic Rural Hill staff do not make this change lightly … but given a common-sense approach and the overriding concern for our guests’ and patrons’ safety, we think it is the best course.

If you have already bought tickets, registered to compete, or reserved a Clan tent, those reservations automatically will be transferred to the new date.  If you are unable to make the new date, let us know and we will reserve your place for the 2021 Loch Norman Highland Games.

And speaking of: mark your calendars for April 17th-18th, 2021 because we will be back to our regular dates.

Slàinte mhath!

PS…bare with us as we get everything changed on our website, social media, and ticketing platforms.

Celebrating more than 250 years in history…Rural Hill is the former homestead of Major John and Violet Davidson. The 265-acre site is maintained and promoted by Historic Rural Hill Inc. and features annual events such as the Loch Norman Highland Games, the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze, the Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials, and the NC Brewers and Music Festival. Historic Rural Hill Inc. is a non-profit organization supported through membership and donations, and with proceeds from its events utilized for the preservation of Historic Rural Hill and its education efforts. For more information on events please visit

Historic Rural Hill
4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 704 875 3113