Deeply Rooted Farms Highland Cattle

Weavers of the Murray Art Guild

Sheep and Border Collie Herding, Greg Northcutt

Vikings North America

Back by popular demand!  Highland Reign, a Scot-American folk rock band from Indianapolis, Indiana takes the stage for three performances at the festival and at the Ceilidh after the festival.  Leslie Miller is the lead vocalist who also plays the bagpipes and Bodhran.  He is joined by Patrick Norris on guitar and Brian McClure on fiddle.

Fresh off a successful 2015 Competition Season, this Pipe Band is a crowd pleaser!!  Our resident piper, Ed Smith, joins fellow pipes and drums to perform traditional Pipe Band favorites.


Clans and Societies will be added as they are confirmed up to the date of the festival

 ​Honored Clan 

Clan Macleod

Clan Donald                     Clan McLaren                 Clan McTavish      ​Clan McKintosh                Clan Davidson
Clan MacGregor               Clan McKinnon
Clan Napier                       Clan Pollock
Clan Shaw                         Clan Cochran

Sons of the Confederate Veterans

         Event Schedule

900 Heavy Athletic Competition Begins
930 17th Lancers Pipe Band

1000  Sheep Herding Demonstration
1000-1045 Highland Reign, Amphitheater
1100-1130 Murphy Highland Dancers, Ampthitheater
1130 Gathering of the Clans
1145 Opening Ceremony, Amphitheater
1230 17th Lancers Pipe Band
1230-1255 Murphy Highland Dancers, Ampthitheater
1130-1230 Wee Bairns Competition Registration, Wee Bairns area
1245 Wee Bairns Competition 
1:00-2:00 Highland Reign, Amphitheater
2:15-2:45 Murphy Highland Dancers, Ampthitheater
2:30 17th Lancers Pipe Band
3:00 to 3:45 Highland Reign, Amphitheater

Wee Bairn Games

Awards given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  Age classes are 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds.

All participants will receive a medal.  The medals have been brought from Scotland and were made especially for the Murray Highland Festival.  

Each child must have a legal guardian present to be able to sign up for the games.  Registration begins 30 minutes before the  Wee Bairn games begin.

2016 Master-of-Ceremonies

Children's Activities

2016 Clans

17th Lancers Pipe Band

Vikings North America

Murray Highland Festival

No Festival in 2017

October 22, 2016

We are sorry to announce that there will be no Murray Highland Festival in 2017

Map of Central Park, Murray, Ky located on Acadia Drive


Wee Bairn Games

Robert Valentine

Open throughout the day:  Scottish Clan Tents, Vendor Tents, Vikings North America Demonstrations, Sheep Herding Demos and Livestock Exhibits, Scottish Highland Games and Piping demos

Got Kilt
The Keg
Keeney Scottish Tinkerer
Tokens of Antiquity

Peace, Love, Barnwood

Aire Castle Stained Glass
Western Kentucky Highland Society

Highland Reign

Independence Bank is paying your admission fee this year!  No charge to attend!