Highland Games

The Capital Fair is proud to present the National Capital Highland Games!

Founded in 2019, our inaugural event attracted visitors and competitors from across Canada and the USA including pipe bands form our opening ceremonies, over 100 highland dancers for a certified dance competition, and 48 athletes who competed in the highland athletics competition – with half of them were brand new to the sport!

Our mission is to provide a highland games that welcomes all newcomers and helps continue the long standing Celtic traditions dating back to 1836. As we grow and expand our highland games, we will be adding a youth category in the highland athletics competition, some additional prizes for the highland dancers, as well as a pipes and drums formal competition. With so much interest from the local community and from our out-of-town guests, we just may need to expand from one day to two days!

All of this action can be found right in the middle of the Capital Fair grounds that already hosts a world famous array of lively entertainment, agriculture displays, food and don’t forget the rides! Where else can you have a Ferris wheel ride between throwing a caber and a sheaf toss?

Stay tuned as we evolve, learn and adapt to new rules all to keep everyone safe, smiling and having fun at the fair!

Check schedule here