2023 Guide for the Ohio Scottish Games & Celtic Festival in Berea, Ohio

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Begun in 1977, the Scottish Games & Celtic Festival are presented by The Ohio Scottish American Cultural Society of Ohio. The games are held on the fourth Saturday in June which would be June 21 and 22 this year. They will be at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio, which is in the greater Cleveland area.

The Ohio Scottish Games feature the traditional athletics, music and dance of the ancient Highland games. The games are held for the enjoyment of Scottish Americans and to introduce the Scottish arts and traditions to the community.

Solo pipers and drummers will compete on the first morning of the games and the pipe bands will compete in the afternoon. Groups of Highland Dancers will compete in the various genres of Highland Dancing.

Other competitions will include

  • Keg Toss
  • Scottish Fiddle
  • Haggis Throw
  • Knights of Valour
  • Kilted Mile
  • Scottish Harp
  • Highland Athletics
  • Irish Music
  • Poetry Competition

There will be live entertainment throughout the festival. You can enjoy country dancing, Bagrock bands, ballards, bagpipes and more.

Vendors will be at the festival selling pottery, jewelry, celtic items and more. Food vendors will be there and this will be your opportunity to sample delicious Scottish treats, including haggis, scones, shortbread and much more.

If you’d like to go to the Scottish Games and want to dress the part, use our link to see some great Scottish clothes for women.

And here are kilts for women and men.

Scottish Food

If you liked the food at the festival and want to learn more about Scottish cooking, try these cookbooks. And you can use our links to see how much money you can save on each book.

Nearby Hotels

If you’d like to visit Cleveland for the Scottish Games, you can find hotels with discounted rates as low as $65 a night.