Celebrate Scots Irish Heritage in Radford, VA
Follow the skirl of bagpipes and make your way through Virginia’s scenic roads to Bisset Park on October 12, 2019 for the 22nd Radford Highlanders Festival.
he Radford Highlanders Festival has grown into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.
The festival began in the mid1990s with an approximate crowd of 3,000. Over the past 20 years, the festival has more than tripled in size, and now attracts an estimated crowd of 10,000 people. Whether a family’s background is of Scots-Irish origin or of other descent, the day always brings with it an air of excitement and anticipation. There is no
place more beautiful than Southwest Virginia in autumn and the Blue Ridge Mountains provide a beautiful back-drop for the fall festival. We invite you to spend the first weekend in October in the beautiful highlands of Southwest Virginia and visit our historic city that runs alongside the New River, the second oldest river in the world. Take some time throughout your day to tour the university’s campus and meet our Radford family. You will be among the thousands anticipated to descend upon Radford’s Bisset Park for a day-long celebration of the region’s rich heritage. Come early and get a good seat on the risers
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to enjoy the Scots-Irish heavyweight games. The Radford University campus will be alive with clan gatherings, diverse crafts, sheepherding demonstrations, children’s activities and music grounded in the rich heritage of both the ScotsIrish and the Appalachian region. Don’t miss the excitement! Make your plans today to attend! To learn more, go to www.radford.edu/festival
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