Loch Norman Highland Games Return For 2022

Historic Rural Hill – Huntersville, NC

Come and experience all the fun with Highland Dancing, Bagpipe Bands, Highland Athletics, a Giant Kid’s Zone, Scottish Merchants, Haggis, Celtic Rock and Traditional Performers, Historic Reenactments, Scottish Country Dancing, Sunday Church Service, Hearth Cooking, NC Beer and Wine, Whisky Tastings, Kilted Running Events, Scottish Clan Societies, Shoot Long Bows and Blowguns, Throw a Battle Axe and so much more!

The Loch Norman Highland Games has been helping celebrate Scottish Heritage for 28 years! If the Loch Norman Highland Games are anything, they’re big and busy. To help ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the action we’re giving you the scoop on a few of our most popular features!

Massed Pipe Band Performances – you’ll no doubt hear them, but make sure you’re at the main field at 12pm both Saturday and Sunday to see all the various bands playing in unison- an unforgettable experience!

Highland Dancing – Did you know that the Loch Norman Highland Games plays host to one of the nation’s largest Highland Dancing competitions? Be sure to stop by the Highland Dance tent both Saturday and Sunday throughout the day to see all the action! Want to dance yourself? Look no further than the Scottish Country Dance Tent, open to all at 11 on Saturday and 12 on Sunday.

Scottish Heavy Athletics – most people are familiar with the caber toss, but did you know that there are seven Scottish national events represented by the male and female athletes here at LNHG? Come cheer them on as they compete for Notational Rankings!

Historic Encampment – Are you or someone you know a history buff? Have you ever wondered just how they made clothes, cooked food, and built fires so long ago? Would your kids like to shoot a bow and arrow or an atlatl? Do they like swords, battle axes, knives and such? Look no further than the Historic Encampment and Rural Retreat Cabin area! From Vikings to Colonial American settlers to British WWII officers, there’s something to see and do for everyone!

Celtic Entertainment – each year we work hard to bring you great musical performers and personalities, and 2022 is no different. Be sure to stop by the big music tent to see riveting performances by Celtic Traditional and Celtic Rock performers!

Shopping – if it’s Scottish, you’ll find it in the vendor’s areas. From food to pottery to jewelry to kilts, there’s something for everyone, Scottish or not!

No matter what your interests may be, there’s something for everyone at the Loch Norman Highland Games!

Complete information and up-to-date schedules for the Loch Norman Highland Games can be found at

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 www.ruralhill.net.

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

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