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Scottish Festival with Scottish Beers or Beverages for Two or Four on Friday, May 3, or Sunday, May 5 (Up to 58% Off)


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Three-day celebration of Scottish culture includes Celtic music, dancing, and art with Scottish food and athletic, brewing, baking contests

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Expires May 6th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Scots have long been one of the most fashion-forward cultures, as evidenced by their invention of kilts, plaid, and the blue paint that covers the bodies of pro golfers’ aggressive caddies. Show your Scottish sartorial side with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for admission for two with two complimentary beers or nonalcoholic beverages (up to a $24 value)
  • $20 for admission for four with four complimentary beers or nonalcoholic beverages (up to a $48 value)

Each admission includes a complimentary Scottish beer and is valid on either Friday, May 3, or Sunday, May 5. At the 27th annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games, four large entertainment tents hold professional bagpipers, folk musicians, and dancers in Maverick Stadium. Competition grows fierce in contests for scotch-ale brewing, shortbread baking, and possession of the “Bonniest Knees.” Friday features a ceilidh, a boisterous get-together featuring traditional music and dancing, and on Sunday morning, guests can participate in kirking—worship and church services.

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games

More than 65 vivid clan tents cover the grounds at each year’s Texas Scottish festival, where Scots strut proudly around, wearing kilts and displaying their clan tartans. The notes of bagpipes float through the air, blasted from the lungs of talented soloists or from the year’s featured pipe-and-drum band. Market stalls show off Scottish and Celtic wares, from kilts and tartans to artisan Celtic jewelry and art. Competition flourishes amid Scot-descended attendees and curious festgoers at professional or amateur athletics as well as in an all-Scottish-breed dog show. While multitudes of Scottish beers wet whistles and fortify bagpiping or kilt-twirling courage, food vendors sell American fair food alongside traditional Scottish sundries that include meat pies, Scotch eggs, and haggis—chopped meat cured in a sheep’s stomach to the sound of Highland lullabies.


  • “Wear a hat and minimal clothing. It was very hot with very little shade. It still was a lot of fun. Just wish they had it at a different time of year.”

  • “Bring a chair and sun screen”

  • “Wear sunscreen and bring cash”

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    1307 West Mitchell Street

    Arlington, Texas 76013

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