Schedule of Events 2018-07-19T02:24:51+00:00

Schedule of Events

The Portland Highland Games are Saturday, July 21, 2018. This is an all-day event starting in the morning with solo competitions, Scottish vendors, demonstrations and more. And, don’t miss the pre-game events on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Pre-Game Events: Friday, July 20, 2018

Time Event Location
12:00 PM Gates Open: Clan tents, vendor booths, food and drinks. Music presented by 67 Music. Upper Field
1:00 PM Heavy Athletic Competition
Men C, Novice Men & Women, Women Lightweights, Masters Men 60+ and Women 50 + (ends at 5:00 PM)
Upper Field
3:00 PM Sheaf Toss Challenge Upper Field
5:00 PM Keith Wright Memorial Caber Toss Upper Field
5:30 PM PERFORMING ARTS THEATER – Doors Open Main Entrance on N.E. 257th Avenue Performing A.T.
6:00 PM Piobaireachd Piping Competitions – Grade 1 and Open (ends at 10:00 PM) Performing A.T.

Main Day Events: Saturday, July 21, 2018

Time Event Location
8:00 AM Gates Open Main Entrance
ALL DAY Vendor Booths Various
ALL DAY British Motor Cycle Display Upper Field
ALL DAY PHGA History Display Gym
ALL DAY Clan Tents Upper Field
ALL DAY Highland Cows SE Corner – Main Field
8:30 AM Fiddle Workshop – Melinda Crawford (ends at 10:30 AM) Room 114 – GYM
9:00 AM Heavy Athletics Competition – Runs ALL DAY Upper Field
9:00 AM Children’s Games and Activities – organized by Girl Scouts (ends at 3:30 PM) Upper Field
9:00 AM Solo Piping Competition – Open: Hornpipe and Jig (ends at 9:40 AM) Main Stage – Main Field
9:00 AM Biddy on the Bench  – Celtic band (ends at 9:45 AM) Entertainment Stage – Upper Field
9:45 AM Dram and Go – Celtic Trio (ends at 10:30 AM) Entertainment Stage – Upper Field
10:00 AM Solo Piping Competition – Open: March, Strathspey and Reel (ends at 11:00 AM) Main Stage – Main Field
10:00 AM Highland Dance Competitions – Premier:
Highland Fling, Seann Triubhas, Half Tulloch, Irish Jig and Sailors Hornpipe (ends at Noon)
Dance Stage – Main Field
10:00 AM Genealogist Don Anderson (ends at Noon) Room 108 – Gym
10:30 AM Bill Mullen – Scottish Singer (ends at 11:30 AM) Entertainment Stage – Upper Field
10:30 AM Fiddle Competition – Novice, Junior and Open (ends at 12:30 PM) Room 114 – Gym
11:00 AM Beginning Whisky Tasting – Highland Stillhouse (ends at 11:45 AM) – This is a special ticketed event. North Field
11:30 AM Golden Bough – Celtic music group Entertainment Stage – Upper Field
12:00 PM WELCOME CEREMONIES 

• Master of Ceremonies – John W. Osburn, Portland, Oregon
• Color Guard – Northwest Scots Guard
• Guest Pipe Band – The Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band, Burnaby, B.C. Canada
• Parade of the Clans lead by Northwest Scots Guard
• National Anthems – Dorothy Sermol, Portland, Oregon
• Invocation – Chris Grewe, Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon
• Lament – Nathan Wahlgren, Philomath, Oregon
• Greetings – Nancy Truszkowski, PHGA President, Portland, Oregon
– Chieftain of the Day, Kim Hyatt, PhD., Mt. Hood Community College

Main Field
12:30 PM Harpers’ Circle (ends at 2:00 PM) Gym
12:30 PM Biddy on the Bench – Celtic band (ends at 1:30 PM) Entertainment Stage – Upper Field
12:30 PM Dram and Go – Celtic Trio (ends at 1:30 PM) Open Stage – North Field
12:45 PM Learn to be a Drum Major (ends at 1:15 PM) Center – Main Field
12:45 PM Highland Dance Challenge Competitions and Awards (ends at 1:00 PM)
Inverness Challenge Shield and City of Roses Challenge – Irish Jig
Main Stage – Main Field
1:00 PM Kilted Mile (ends at 1:30 PM) Track – Main Field
1:00 PM Bill Mullen – Scottish Singer (ends at 2:00 PM) VIP Tent
1:00 PM Pizza-Box Bodhran with Golden Bough Room 108 – Gym
1:00 PM Beginning Whisky Tasting – Highland Stillhouse (ends at 1:45 PM) – This is a special ticketed event. North Field
1:15 PM Highland Dance Competitions – Primary, Beginner, Novice & Intermediate (ends at 4:00 PM) Dance Stage – Main Field
1:30 PM Pizza-Box Bodhran with Golden Bough (ends at 2:00 PM) Room 108 – Gym
1:30 PM The Fire with Rebecca Lomnicky (ends at 2:30 PM) Entertainment Stage – Upper Field
2:00 PM Pipe Band Competition (ends at 4:00 PM) Track – Main Field
2:00 PM Biddy on the Bench – Celtic band (ends at 3:00 PM) Open Stage – North Field
2:30 PM Fiddle and Harp Rally – Performance Center – Gym
2:30 PM Golden Bough – Celtic Music Performance (ends at 3:30 PM) Entertainment Stage – Upper Field
3:00 PM Advanced Whisky Tasting – Highland Stillhouse (ends at 3:45 PM). This is a special ticketed event. North Field
3:30 PM Biddy on the Bench – Celtic band (ends at 5:00 PM) Open Stage – North Field
3:30 PM Ceilidh Dance Social – Open to all (ends at 4:30 PM) Room 114 – Gym
3:45 PM The Fire with Rebecca Lomnicky (ends at 5:00 PM) Entertainment Stage – Upper Field
4:30 PM Kids’ Fun Run – Open to ages 2-13 years (Sign up 3:45 – 4:15) Track – Main Field
5:00 PM Raffle Drawing – for a Vacation for Two to Scotland Main Field
5:00 PM Parade of Massed Bands Main Field
5:30 PM Mac MacTarnahan Memorial Challenge Caber Toss Main Field
6:00 PM Games end – see you next year on July 20, 2019!

* Times are approximate and subject to change.