I have registered Clan Forrester Society for the following events in 2023:
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games, Townsend, TN 20-21 May 2023
Greenville Scottish Games, Furman University, Greenville, SC 26-27 May 2023
Middle Tennessee Highland Games, Hendersonville, TN 9-10 Sep 2023
The Smoky Mountain games will again be at the Townsend Visitor Center, just a few miles east of the former Maryville College location. This large 30-acre site has plenty of parking with ample lodging and camp sites within walking distance. The Clans Director also has promised a Gathering of the Clans torch lighting ceremony Friday night. The impressive ceremony is like that held at the Grandfather Mountain games and was very well represented last year by the Clans who setup earlier Friday afternoon. Check it out at www.smokymountaingames.org.
The Saturday-only Greenville games will again be on the campus of Furman University. The games on Saturday anchors what the organizers refer to as “Gallabrae,” which includes a Scots-Irish heritage parade (including Clan Forrester representation) in downtown Greenville on Friday afternoon and Memorial Day activities during the games on Saturday. A schedule of events can be found at https://gallabrae.com.
As was in 2022, the Glasgow (KY) Highland Games was not scheduled this year. It appears that these long-standing games is now defunct. I cannot get any more information from the former organizers and sadly, the city of Glasgow will no longer sponsor the event.
Middle Tennessee Highland Games is a two-day event again this year located at Sanders Ferry Park, fronting the Cumberland River, in Hendersonville, TN, just north of Nashville. This will be the second year at this location. The event last year was well attended by Clans and visitors and included the best array of food vendors that I’ve seen at Scottish games. Check out this year’s participants at www.midtenngames.com for more information, including a link to www.clanforrester.org.