Radford Highlanders Festival

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Since 1996, the Radford's Highlanders Festival has brought together thousands of festival-lovers of all ages for heavyweight games, music, entertainment, food and Celtic fun. 

There is no place more beautiful than Southwest Virginia in the fall and the Blue Ridge Mountains provide a beautiful back-drop for this popular festival. 

The festival is a partnership between Radford University and the City of Radford, Virginia.  

ENTERTAINMENT

This year's entertainment will be performed by Tuatha Dae from Gatlingburg, TN

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9am - Highland Games Begin, Virginia Pipes & Drum at the Main Stage/Gazebo & Registration for the Brave                     Heart 5K

9:30am - Appalachian Highlanders Pipes & Drums at the Main Stage/Gazebo

10am - Grand Entry - Massed Clans and Scottish Bands, Brave Heart 5K Run/Walk

10:30am - Burt Mitchell at the Main Stage/Gazebo

11am - TUATHA DEA at the Main Stage/Gazebo & American Roots at the Community Stage/Shelter #1

12pm - RU Highlanders Pipe & Drum at the Main Stage/Gazebo & Porterfield Ensemble - "Walk to Freedom:                       the Mary Draper Ingles Story" at the Community Stage/Shelter #1

12:30pm - Burt Mitchell at the Main Stage/Gazebo

1pm - TUATHA DEA at the Main Stage/Gazebo

2:30pm - Burt Mitchell at the Main Stage/Gazebo & West End at the Community Stage/Shelter #1

3pm - TUATHA DEA at the Main Stage/Gazebo


VENDORS

Vendors

VENDOR INFORMATION

We would like to invite you to become a vendor at this year's Highlanders Festival. The festival brings out thousands of festival-lovers of all ages. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the Highlanders Festival, please contact Donna Wolfe at (540) 731-3633 or Karen Casteele at (540) 831-6255

Please download our Vendor Application and return it to the Radford Recreation Center 200 George Street Radford, Va 24141

If you are a Food Vendor, please fill out the Vendor Application and the Health Dept Temporary Vendor Application and return it to us at the Radford Recreation Center 200 George Street Radford, Va 24141.

LIST OF VENDORS

800 Degree Wood Fired Pizza, Bath Fitter, Bolt Milling Company, Cobb Hill Alpacas LLC, DK Fizzles, DMC Concessions, Fantasy Face Paint, Hill Girl Crafts, House of Douglas, Lamours, Lularoe, Mary Kay, Mont. Co Humane Society, Morgan's Earth Treasures, New River Resource Authority, Northern Va Sheltie Rescue, Paparazzi, Pebbles and Paint, RU Alumni Association, RU Jewelry Guild, RU Collegiate MLA, Shiny Stuff, Southern Trust Home Services, St. Kilda, Star City Sweet Treats, Sue Dille Designs, Sunflower Trading Company, The Celtic Knot, The Cooking Mommas, The Perfect Look, The UK Market, Three Strand Church, Vittles for Vets, Zach and Zach Studios. 

CLANS

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CLAN INFORMATION

We would like to invite all Clans to participate in this year's Highlander Festival. If you would like to represent your Clan, please fill out our Clan Registration Form and return it to the Radford Recreation Center 200 George Street Radford, Va 24141

LIST OF CLANS

Clan Donnachaidh, Clan Maccallum/Malcolm, Scottish Foundation Va Highlands, Clan Wallace

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