Each August since 2008, the nearby town of Salem has hosted the Green Hill Highland Games to celebrate Scots-Irish culture through a variety of athletic and cultural festivities. Read on below to find out more information about the Green Hill Highland Games!
Green Hill Highland Games a Fun Cultural Event Near Smith Mountain Lake
The Green Hill Highland Games Festival are held in late August every year at Green Hill Park, located at 2501 Parkside Dr., Salem, VA 24153 from 9:00m to 6:00pm on the day of the event. In 2018, the Green Hill Highland Games will be held on August 25th.
During the event, visitors can watch people partake in the Highland Games, listen to live Scottish music, shop at a variety of arts and crafts vendor booths, and dine on authentic Scottish cuisine. You can also learn more about the clans, the tartans, and any traditions you may be curious or enthusiastic about, such as kilts and bagpipes.
Admission is free for spectators, though if you want to participate in any of the traditional Scottish athletic or strength competitions, such as the Stone Put, the Weight Throw, or the Scottish Hammer Throw, you’ll need to register and pay the proper fees.
You can learn more about the Green Hill Highland Games Festival by calling (540) 777-6325 or by speaking with one of the representatives at Premier Vacation Rentals.
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At Premier Vacation Rentals, our lovely properties can serve as your home away from home while you’re in town for the Green Hill Highland Games or any other cool events going on in the Smith Mountain Lake area throughout the year. Contact our reservations team to learn more about what’s waiting for you in Smith Mountain Lake when you reserve your accommodations in one of our fantastic vacation rental properties today!