Feel the skirl of the bagpipes! Investigate your heritage at the clan tents. Enjoy live music from Celtic musicians Smithfield Fair, Red River Pipes and Drum, Emerald Accent, and Jackson Irish Dancers. Be in awe of the Egyptian inspiration of the Gems Dance Company and the grand march of the clans. Learn about history through Scottish artisans and craftsmen and attend workshops replete with an Outlander Village. Witness the bird of prey exhibit. Finally, hop on the hayride and take a tour of the farm. You’ll feel as if you are in the highlands of Scotland for the day! All at the 2022 Scottish Tartan Festival outside of Minden.
The Scottish Tartan Festival begins Saturday at 10 a.m. on April 10th and runs until 6 p.m. that evening. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 6-12. Kids age 5 and under get in free. The Tartan festival is located at 224 LA-518 in Minden, LA at Scotland Farms of Louisiana.
See the list of events here and don’t miss the Haggis Eating Competition.
The Red River Pipes and Drums is one of the many acts participating in the festival. We went behind-the-scenes to see how they practice and how you can get involved.