The Highland games is an age-old Scottish tradition and competition for the heartiest of the Celtic heritage. The Highland Games of Harpers Ferry again welcomes all who wish to experience this wonderful culture's liveliness.


Because of the success of the inaugural Highland Games of Harpers Ferry festival, 2022 welcomes all to our new one hundred and thirty acre venue at Sam Michaels Park in Jefferson County West Virginia.


The Highland Games of Harpers Ferry include these traditional competitions:


Open/Braemar Stones

Cabre Toss

Scottish Hammers

Sheaf Toss

Weight For Height

From the tossing of a caber end over end, throwing stones and hammers for distance, or just enjoying great food and grog, there’s something for everyone. This outdoor event will have vendors, live music, food, a beer garden and bar, traditional dancing, a playground for the kids, a dog park, FREE parking, and more. We cordially invite you, your entire family, and all of your friends to participate in this year’s colorful event because without you, there are no games at all.

Admission is $20 per person at the gate, $15 in advance; kids under 12 are FREE.


No outside alcohol will be permitted.


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Registration is completed by and through MASA(Mid-Atlantic Scottish Athletics). Their link is listed below. Registration opens on September 1st and participants MUST be registered prior to the event. There will not be an opportunity to register on the day of the event. MASA collects a $10 fee during registration. Further registration questions should be directed to their organization.


Please create an account prior to September 1st 2022 to register.


Thank you to our sponsors


It is with our deepest regrets that the Harpers Ferry Highland Games planning board has decided to CANCEL the 2022 Harpers Ferry Highland Games.


As we desperately wanted to hold this event for the community we will not put our patrons and staff members at risk due to the weather. We would like to extend our apologies to all for this inconvenience. We plan to work with every customer, vendor, display, and entertainment entity to accommodate this inconvenience. There is no possibility for a makeup date during the 2022 season. We intend on having a 2023 Highland Games event and will allow 2022 tickets to be used at the 2023 event. Information will be disseminated via social media and our website regarding the accommodation of ticket refunds/deferment as well as other specific cancelation instructions. Once again we apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you for the 2023 Highland Games.

Notice of 2022 Event Cancelation: