Connecticut's Round Hill Highland Games
3rd Oldest Highland Games in the United States
Round Hill Highland Games is a charitable organization that relies upon your support to hold traditional highland games competition and promote Scottish heritage.
The Round Hill Highland Games takes its name from its original location in Greenwich CT, at the estate of Charles A. Moore on Round Hill Road. Mr. Moore allowed his many Scottish-born workers to hold a family Fourth of July picnic on the vast grounds of his estate.
From this beginning in 1923, the event grew in popularity, becoming a gathering of Scots in the local area and beyond. Many would travel by train and arrive at the station welcomed by the sound of bagpipes and drums. Accompanied by the bands, the clans marched in a parade up Greenwich Avenue. Today, Scots and Scots-at-heart come from all over the country to attend the festival, to participate as clans, and compete as athletes, bands, pipers, drummers, drum majors!
The location of the Games has changed since the Moore Estate was sold to developers. For many years, the event was held at the Calhoun Estate in Stamford CT, and at Cranbury Park in Norwalk CT at the former Gallagher Estate. We are happy to have found a new home in the Northwest Highlands of Connecticut at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville (Salisbury) CT, renowned for its vast historical, cultural and recreational resources. Incredibly historic yet modern, with a spectacular view of the Litchfield hills, Lime Rock Park's expansive grounds provide a beautiful venue and a stunning setting for the Connecticut Round Hill Highland Games.
Round Hill Highland Games are open to the public and are held rain or shine. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. The dedication of our many volunteers allows us to preserve this special piece of Scottish heritage.