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The Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill, April 7, 8 & 9 of 2017 is a family gathering presented by Historic Rural Hill, Inc. The mission of Rural Hill, which is a 501c3 Non Profit organization, is “to be an educational organization providing for recognizing, celebrating and preserving the rich heritage of Rural Hill.”
IMPORTANT: Clan Sponsorship must be received by March 7, 2017 to guarantee recognition in the program and a tent on the field. The fee must accompany this signed waiver form to insure the tent reservation. Tent location requests will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. The contact person listed above must be the authorized representative of their Clan or Society.
Each $170.00 Clan Sponsorship Includes One tent (10x10,) one table and four chairs
One program, one preferred parking pass and two dated commemorative pins
Two Clan Sponsor Badges for Friday Night Reception at 6:45, hospitality tent & weekend events
Overnight security on the field both Friday & Saturday nights
Golf cart assistance available to the field on Saturday & Sunday between 7:00 & 8:30 a.m.
(No cars will be allowed on the field.)
Per insurance considerations and requirements, Historic Rural Hill must require a clan representative to sign a waiver before they may occupy a tent location on the field. The tent location requests for 2017 will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis and assigned by the Clan Sponsor Committee.
Please designate a representative to bring and to carry your clan banner at the Call to the Clans ceremony at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening. We request only ONE Clan member act as the Clan Representative on the field. Note - no cell phones are allowed on the field during the Call to the Clans.
The field at Rural Hill is open to Clan Sponsors on Friday to bring materials and supplies to their clan tents. The Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Games provide overnight security personnel on Friday and Saturday nights. Cars are not allowed on the field on Saturday or Sunday, but there is golf cart assistance from the Clan Sponsor parking area from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. if you need to move additional materials to your tent.
The Parade of Tartans is on Sunday morning, following the worship service at about 11:30 am. The Director of the Parade of Tartans is Dave Henderson. Please check in with him at the Clan Henderson tent on Saturday.
The Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games is a pet-free event.
Pursuant to Mecklenburg County Ordinance, Rural Hill is now a tobacco-free zone. This includes both smoking, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaporizers and other such devices. This includes the campground. This is a Mecklenburg County Law that Rural Hill must follow.
Tent fly policy - The Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services and Risk Management Event Policy for the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games does not permit the installation of personal tents or tent fly’s. Historic Rural Hill is required to enforce this policy.
The Rural Hill “Making History” tent in the Kid’s Zone will issue Passports to Scotland workbooks to encourage children to look at and visit the clan tents. Clan Representatives are likewise encouraged to reward the children’s interest by answering questions and/or stamping their passports with the clan’s heraldry.
Best Clan Tent Award
Clan tent displays will be judged anonymously on Saturday and/or Sunday and a trophy awarded for first place based on specific criteria which can be reviewed at www.LochNorman.com.
If your clan would be interested on holding your AGM at the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games please contact Jeff Fissel, Executive Director of Historic Rural Hill by e-mailing him at Jeff@RuralHill.net or calling 704 875 3113.
Join numerous other clans already proudly displaying their clan crest and tartan banner in the Rural Hill Cultural Center throughout the year! Space is limited, contact Jeff Fissel today at Jeff@RuralHill.net or 704 875 3113.
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Historic Rural Hill
Historic Rural Hill is a private non-profit organization located in Huntersville, NC. We operate a 265 acre working farm that is owned by Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec. Rural Hill is a working farm, historic site, educational facility, nature preserve, and event site. We host events year round and many are fundraisers for the site that help us put on free community oriented events and educational programs for local schools. We also operate as the historic homestead of the Davidson family. We offer tours and living history to educate the community on the local history and we are open year round. We would love to have you visit us for one our events or to learn more about the sites history. We offer a wide variety of events, educational programs, living history experiences, and volunteer opportunities.