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Join in the fun. Come out and meet members of our society at any of the following events. Members, if you would like to get involved in any of the activities listed below, just click on the "Send Email" link on the left side of this page. Most of the event titles listed below, are links that provide access to additional information about the "click away!"

Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games
(Sponsored by the Sherman Pipes & Drums)

Saturday, 24-Mar-2018, 9am to 9pm

On the grounds of Texoma Home Health
5901 US 75 (South side of Sherman)
Sherman, Texas

The Society was invited to participate in the inaugural event, in March of 2017, hosted by the Sherman Pipes & Drums, made up of the town's first reponders. Our good friends Jill Burt and Gary Ballard, who organize and coordinate the Scottish Village at Irish Fest and the "clan area" at the Texas Scottish Festival, graciously consented to work with the sponsoring group in Sherman. This meant that the Sherman "Clan Village" would be in good hands. As we learned in the weeks before the 2017 festival, the Sherman organizing team leaned heavily on Jill and Gary for advice and "sounding board services." The result was an outstanding inaugural event and the Society was delighted to be a part of it. We hope that you'll make the brief drive to Sherman this year, to join us and other North Texans for the second Sherman Celtic Festival.

Members Margaret and Linda at Sherman Festival, 2017.

Member Linda Means, right, explains something to a family
attending the inaugural Sherman Celtic Festival, March 25, 2017.
(Foto by Fischer)

Members Margaret and Linda at Sherman Festival, 2017.

Society member and native Scot, Margaret Aitken, right,
visits with a guest at the Sherman Celtic Festival, March 25, 2017.
(Foto by Fischer)

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 11 - 13, 2018

Note: This event is taking place in new location in 2018:

Wise County Fairgrounds
3101 FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234

That's southwest of downtown Decatur; south of the intersection of US highways: 81, 287 & 380. 81 & 287 come up from north Ft. Worth, off of I-35W via Rhome, and 380 comes west from Denton, off of I-35 just north of the I-35E - I-35W split. (Click here for specifics regarding the fairgrounds' location.)

The Society's tent at the 2016 TSF in Arlington.

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, with flags flying smartly in the breeze, members of the Society
await the arrival of guests at the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Arlington.
(Photo by Duncan)

J. Aitken (4th from left) works the Society's tent at the 2016 Arlington games.

Member John Aitken (4th from left) visits with guests on
Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Texas Scottish Festival.
(Photo by Teakell.)

Plano International Festival

This event is free to the public.
2018 Date: TBD
(Usually held on a Saturday, in early to mid-October.)
Hours are from: 11am to 5pm
Location: Haggard Park, Plano, TX

15th Street, adjacent to DART's downtown Plano, Light Rail Station
(Save gas and don't worry about parking: Ride DART!)

Members talk to attendees at the 2015 Plano International Fest.
Member John Aitken talks to attendees at the 2015,
Plano International Fest, on Saturday, October 18.
(Photo by Duncan)

Member Stan O. visits with festival goers.
New member Stan Oliver, making his debut appearence
in our booth, talks to guests at the 2015, Plano Fest.
(Photo by Duncan)

DHD and Society members danced.
As in past years, the Dallas Highland Dancers, supported by members of the
Society, demonstrated a variety of Scottish dances at the Plano Fest.
(Photo by Duncan)

Salado Gathering of the Clans and Highland Games

Sponsored by: Central Texas Area Museum
2018 Dates: TBD, generally the second full weekend in November.
Salado, TX 76571   (I-35, bt. Temple & Roundrock/Austin)

The Society will have its tent set up on Saturday only. (Nov. meeting will be that Sunday.)
Members in our tent at the 2011 games.
Members Chris Farrar and John Aitken "working" our booth at the 2011
games in Salado -- the 50th annual Salado games!     (Foto By Fischer)
Jet con-trails in the skies over Salado.
The 2010 Salado Gathering of the Clans was "topped off" by a pair of
jet con-trails forming a St. Andrew's Cross on a blue field overhead.
How appropriate was that?!?     (Foto By Fischer)

St. Andrew's Dinner & Dance
(A Society sponsored event.)

Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central
7800 Alpha Road, Dallas, 75240

Attendees who served in the US or British military.
Pictured above are St. Andrew's attendees (Dec, 2016) who
served in the US or British armed services. Thank you all for your
service.   (Foto by Fischer)

Robert Burns Night Dinner & Dance
(Sponsored by: Dallas chapter of The Daughters of Caledonia.)

Held each year on a Saturday evening in late January. (Burns was born on January 25, 1759.)
(The 2019 date will be posted here when available.)

North Texas Irish Festival
(Sponsored by the Southwest Celtic Music Assoc.)

March 2-4, 2018
Fair Park, Dallas, TX
Come visit us in the "Scottish Village," comprised of about 28 to 30 clans and
Scottish-related societies. Better yet, get involved by joining one of them!

Thanks to all of you who stopped by our booth in 2108. It was a great festival for us! We met lots and lots of festival goers and had excellent "booth support" from our members... Thank you all and we look forward to seeing you again in 2019.

Member Sharon Wolf visits with guest.

Above, member Sharon Wolf (left) speaks with a guest at the 2017 Irish Fest,
at Fair Park, in Dallas. And yes ... that is the Hogwarts Railway pictured in front
of Sharon. It is a real steam train running in west-central Scotland, between
Fort William and the port city of Mallaig. You may ride it, when you visit
Scotland!   Below, President Larry Duncan (right) speaks with another guest.
(Fotos by Fischer)

Pres. Larry Duncan speaks to a guest.

A quiet moment in our on Sunday morning.

If you've not been by our booth at Irish Festival, it is always a
"double-wide" affair (prominently marked by the flags over the
left hand tent) as shown above during a quiet moment on Sunday
morning, at the 2017 festival. (Foto by Fischer)

(Members: If you would like to get involved in any of the events listed above, click here to send email to the webmaster.)