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Literally thousands of people from the United States and Canada gather together once each year in Alma, Michigan (we call it "Scotland U.S.A.") to join in the celebration of the Alma Highland Festival and Games. Alma has a population of about 10,000 citizens, and our Festival has grown to become one of the largest, most prestigious attractions of its kind in the Mid West.

We have an Arts and Crafts Fair featuring over 120 crafters with an accent on Scottish goods. Our food vendors give you the chance to taste excellent Scottish food such as shortbread, empire biscuits, meat pies and briddies. We also have the Great Lakes Highland Dance Championship, which features the best highland dancers from the USA and Canada. Our Heavyweight Professional Athletic Competition on Saturday and the Great Lakes Heavyweight Amateur Athletic Competition Sunday feature folks tossing the caber (a cedar log the size of a telephone pole) with incredible ease. The US Open Pipe Band Championship features 27 to 32 pipe bands competing each year. Both individual and en masse equates to nearly 500 pipers and drummers playing in unison. It's incredible! When "Amazing Grace" sounds, chills head up your spine and bring tears to your eyes. The Saturday Morning Parade features Miss-Michigan and the Alma Queen of Scots, pipe bands, prize-winning floats, marching bands and an array of Scottish pageantry. Once and a while, we're lucky to be joined by the Lochness Monster, too!

Special events include a border collie sheep-herding exhibition,the Royal Scottish Country Dancers, Children’s games, and the 42nd Royal Regiment Reenactment group. Visit our FACEBOOK PAGE!


 Arts and Crafts Form


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2015 Best Clan Tent Award goes to Clan MacLean                          2016 Honored Clan is Clan MacKall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clans Attending 2016 Festival as of April 27, 2016: 

Baird

Buchanan (celebrating 1,000)
Campbell

Cumming
Donald
Donnachaidh

Fraser

Gordon (Scottish Arms Demos)

Graham

Gunn

Hay
Henderson

Kennedy

Kincaid

MacColum/Malcom

MacGregor

MacIntyre
MacKall (Caithness)(Honored Clan)
MacKay
MacLachlan
MacLaren
MacLean (2015 Best Tent Awardee)

MacLeod
MacNaughton

MacPherson

MacTavish
Moffat (Weaving Demos)

Murray

Nisbet

Stewart

Young

 

Organizations

MacFarlane & Company
Masonic Lodge Alma #244
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society



Clan Events hosted on May 28 and May 29

Genealogy Center 10am – 4pm
Scottish Presentations in Hogan Center Room 227
Scottish Arms Demonstrations near Clan Gordon Tent
Weaving Demonstrations near Clan Moffat Tent
MacFarlane & Company presents “Living History”

 

 

 


 Coming in Jan 2017


 
 Register for the Solo and Group Choreography on Friday evening held in the Heritage Center, the Great Lakes Open Championship and Great Lakes Open Premiership on Saturday, the Pre-Premier Competition and Great Lakes Closed Championship on Sunday to be held in the Art Smith Arena inside the Hogan PE Center.  May 27-28, 2017
Dancers must present 2017 registration cards to enter competition.
Register Please click on the link 
 

Pipe Band Registration Form

2016 Order of Play Schedule:
SOLO
BAND

Parade Entry Form

Register online at RunSignUp.com

Road Race Entry Form

Road Race Map


Vendor / Concession Registration Form

Volley Ball Registration Form

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