Scottish Festival


26th Annual

Columbus Scottish Festival

September 9th and 10th, 2017

Highland Dance

Saturday September 9, 2017

Provided with support from the Columbus Area Arts Council , the Indiana Arts Commission , a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts , a federal agency.


Highland Dancers from across the United States will be competing at this year's festival. This event is sanctioned by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.

Note: The Information below is for the 2016 Festival. Information for the 2017 Festival will be added when available.

Competitors will be competing in the following dances:

  • 16 Pas de Basques
  • PdB & Highcuts
  • Fling
  • Sword
  • Lilt
  • Trews
  • Sean Trews
  • Flora
  • Sword Challenge
  • Irish Jig
  • Blue Bonnets

Competitions are divided into the following levels:

  • Primary
  • Beginner
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Premier

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Competition begins at 10:00 a.m. and will continue all day Saturday.

Download the entry form PDF

Please print out and mail to:

Anne Martin
933 Ironwood Drive
Carmel, IN 46033

2016 Trophy Winners 

Beginner Kathleen Donoho, Zionsville, IN
Novice Ava Byrne, Novi, MI
Intermediate Mikayla Brewer, St. Peters, MO
Premiere 14 and under Breagh MacKinnon, Cincinnati, OH
Premiere 15 and over Katelyn Fraker, Thompson Station, TN
Novice Challenge Sword Ava Byrne, Novi, MI
Most Promising Dancer Edward Welch, New Richmond, OH
Louisville Scottish Society Joyce Deddins Award for the Spirit of the Dance Adeline Byrne, Novi, MI

General Information

  1. This event is governed by SOBHD rules. The judge’s decision is final.
  2. Registration for Primary, Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Premier dancers will be at 9:30 and dancing to begin at 10:00. We will begin with the Highland dances, followed by the Novice Sword Challenge. After completion of these we will have a lunch break until 1 PM. The National dance competition will begin at 1 PM, followed by the awards ceremony.
  3. Passes will not be mailed. The competitor’s gate will have a list of entered dancers for free admittance. Family members do pay admission.
  4. Age groups are determined by the Dance Committee prior to the competition based upon the number of dancers entered in each category as of the closing date. We will try to have an adult age division when possible. No field entries allowed. First to enter will be last to dance, except last minute move ups.

    Medals for all groups. Trophies to all but Primary. Cash awards for premiers: Group 1: $40, $20, $10; Group 2: $50, $30, $20
  5. Indiana honors daylight savings time.
  6. One dollar of every entry is donated to FUSTA Midwest to support programs.
  7. Novice Sword Challenge will be the final morning event. Any novice dancer will be eligible to compete.


Email Anne at: until September 1, 2016