Bagpipes Galore! The 34th Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival in Batesville This Weekend

batesville scottish festival 5Celebrate your Scottish roots! Lyon College in Batesville hosts the 34th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival on April 12-14.

The festival, honoring Scottish heritage and traditions, kicks off on Friday, April 12, with abatesville scottish festival 4 Celtic concert at Brown Chapel. Saturday’s activities get started at 8 a.m. and include a solo piping competition, a library book sale, sheepdog demonstrations, children’s games, Highland dancing demonstrations, a British car show, and a Drum Salute competition.

batesville scottish festival 6Events begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday and include musical performances throughout the day, sheepdog demonstrations, children’s games, Highland dancing demonstrations and a performance by the Lyon College Pipe Band. Don’t miss the “Boniest Knees” contest at noon! For more information, visit or phone 870-307-PIPE.


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Date: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 - Sun, Apr 14, 2013
City: Batesville
Address: 2300 Highland Road
Batesville, AR 72501
Description: The Scottish Festival celebrates Lyon College's Scottish and Presbyterian roots. A Celtic Concert will be held Friday night, April 12. Opening ceremony Saturday features Parade of Clans and Bands. Highlights--bagpiping, drumming, dancing, Scottish athletics, food, and music.