Dandridge to host annual Scots-Irish Festival on September 24, 2016

DANDRIDGE, TENN. - The East Tennessee town of  Dandridge is preparing for their tenth annual Scots-Irish Festival on September 24, 2016.

The free events runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m on Main Street in the downtown area. Visitors will take a trip back in time to learn about the Scots-Irish settlers who came to East Tennessee following the Revolutionary War.

List of Events:

Scottish & Irish Music
Highland Dancing
Irish Step Dancing
Highland Clan Booths
Highland Cattle & Black Faced Sheep exhibits
Storytellers (both for children and adults)
Scottish & Irish Foods
Baked goods
Merchandise vendors


The Border Collies (Atlanta area)
The Thistledown Tinkers (Charlotte, NC)
 Lonestar Stout (Dallas, TX)
Cranruach (Lexington, VA).  
The O'Kennessee Strings will provide street music entertainment

Individual Entertainers:

Robert Valentine, Scottish Emcee (Murray, KY)
Storyteller Sam Venable (Knoxville)
Children's storyteller/fiddler/singer Kathryn Powell (Arlington, TX)
Highland dancer Claire Macmillan (Knoxville) & her students
Irish step dancer Katie Carver (Augusta, GA) and her students from Maryville

The 3rd Annual Pipe & Drum Band Challenge Playoff Competition will include the Knoxville Pipes & Drums; the 17th Lancers Pipes & Drums (Nashville) and the Atholl Highlanders Pipes & Drum (Stone Mountain, GA)  

These bands will play twice each during the day as well as marching in the Ceremonial Parade on Main Street at Noon and as Mass Bands on the Dike at 4:00 p.m.  

There will also be a dog parade down Main Street.

For more information visit Scots-Irish.com


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