The very first

Colchester Highland Games & Gathering 

will be held at the Jennifer Dr, Ballfield

Bible Hill, Colchester County

September 9th 2017

11am - 5pm

A very  'traditional games' with an incredible line up of multicultural entertainment,  bringing 

'Old Scotland' & 'New'

together to make this a truly historic event.

Help us make this the games to visit. 


The Colchester Games idea was born one afternoon at a meeting of the Scots Society of Colchester. 

The  'Gathering in Earltown' at Sugar Moon Farm - a follow on from the 'Pipers Picnic' - which strived to maintain the original settlers cemeteries, preserving a little piece of our history, would normally have our largest donation.  But in 2015 the last Gathering was held!

And so the seed was sown!  Within weeks the games had escalated into what you see here on this events page!

We have had some very generous donations from businesses, groups & local councils, we have had some great fundraisers (with more to come) & more importantly - the generous amounts of time donated by all of our dedicated volunteers and live music stage artists. 

We hope that the games will continue to grow year after year and make Colchester county a great place to live, work & visit.


Please note that dogs are welcome at the games on a leash. 

Please also be aware that there will be loud bangs and smoke at some of our demonstrations in Main Arena 1.

Ticket Information

games tickets - $10

General Admission ticket entitles guests access to ALL the events on our

event page (except Ceilidh Dance)

Tickets only available at the gate.

See * below

Corporate ticket sales available

for pre order Here


Ceilidh Dance - $15

Not a 'Cape Breton Ceilidh', a

'reel' Scottish Ceilidh Dance

with a Cash Bar - for your Scotch of course!  

Dance to the music of the

 NS Ceilidh Band

Holiday Inn, Prince St, Truro

September 9th 2017 ~ 7.30pm - 11pm

Tickets available HERE or at the door

Civic Square - Free

Official unveiling of the

Colchester NS Tartan

All mayors of the county & Chief Bob Gloade will be present. 

Music by Good Times Fiddlers

with special guest appearance by

Clann An Drumma

Free refreshments courtesy of Sobeys

Grade 5 and under - Free Admission

*All Colchester county schoolchildren up to grade 5 admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult.


Participating in the Games

If you would like to participate in the Colchester Highland Games & Gathering either as a competitor, vendor, non profit organisation or Clan Society, please register HERE


Sponsor Our Games

We are currently looking for sponsors for our Games. 

Would you like to see your name or company's name on our website, on the side of a caber being tossed on the field, on our heavyweights t shirts or on a banner at the games site? 

Would you like to own one of our first edition kilts in the brand new Colchester NS tartan?  

These and many more opportunities await the sponsors willing to donate time, money  or donations in kind into supporting our games. 

The Colchester Highland Games & Gathering will bring much needed tourism, business & prestige to our county.  Support the inaugural games and help it become THE games to go to in Nova Scotia.

For more information go to the SPONSORS PAGE or contact us HERE

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We have teamed up with the Holiday Inn Truro to offer you a

'Stay & Play Package'. 

If you are looking for accommodation for the weekend of the Games - Look no further. 

Click on above logo then click on book now on the Holiday Inn Website

For Discount ensure 'CHG' is in the group code box when booking

Céad Míle Fáilte



For Discounted Rooms please contact us here

Our main parking area is at the NSPEC complex.

(VIP & Disabled parking only  at the games site)

 A shuttle bus will be provided free of charge to take you to Jennifer Drive

Camping is also available at the NSPEC complex. 

Click on the link above to check out facilities available at the NSPEC