June 2, 2011
Greetings, Friends of Enota!
Today we lads and lassies will take a little day trip from Enota to Blairsville, GA, where the Scottish Festival and Highland Games will return this year for the eighth time…
Imagine you are staying at Enota Mountain retreat for a restful vacation… and, on a bonny day in these beautiful North Georgia Mountains… You find yourself in Blairsville at Meeks Park where you hear the unmistakable lilt of an authentic Scottish bagpipe playing a mournful tune…
June 10 – 12. 2011: Enjoy a full day or two of festival fun and highland games!
All Special Events will be held at Meeks Park on Highway 515. Gates will open at 8:00 a.m. Athletics and other events begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Worship Service followed by Kirkin’ of the Tartans
Main Field at Meeks Park – In case of inclement weather an alternate location will be announced. Gate will open at 8:00 a.m. Athletics and other events will resume at 10:00 a.m.
Closing Ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. on the Main Field. Festival continues until 5:00 p.m
Adults $10 per day or $15 for 2 days
Children 12 & under FREE admission
For Groups Rates Please Call 706-745-5789
Live demos and re-enactments bring a part of the Scottish Highlands to Blairsville, Georgia. Come see history brought to life at the Blairsville Scottish Festival
Since Scotland is the birth place of golf, a 4-hole miniature golf course is available for parents and children to enjoy together. Kids find lots of uses for the golf course besides a hole in one! For the adult golfer, the Kilted Golf Classic is set for Friday as is the traditional Ceilidh Dinner.
Other cultural favorites include traditional pipes and drums, fiddle and bagpipe workshops, historical reenactments, and weaponry exhibits.Weapons were necessary in the old days for hunting and protection. Demonstrations are a big part of the Blairsville Scottish Festival.
Scottish dance classes, border collie and falconry demonstrations, and other kids’ activities will keep the children busy and happy. Pictured is Carson Nelson, age 12, of Spring Hill, Florida (formerly of Blairsville, Georgia). She began studying highland dance at age 8 and is now is a premier level highland dancer and studies under Diane Dubock. See Carson at this year’s Ceilidh reception
Bring your clan to Blairsville and experience the unforgettable pageantry of kilts, bagpipes, and drums – all amidst the breathtaking beauty of the North Georgia Mountains.
Book your reservation now to stay at beautiful Enota Mountain Retreat & Campground. Reserve a cabin, an RV site, or a campsite. Directions are available at the Enota Lodge on how to get to Blairsville for the Scottish Festival… It is about a half-hour drive.
Enota Mountain Retreat
1000 Hwy 180, Hiawassee, GA 30546
official website: http://www.enota.com