Welcome To The North Lanark Highland Games

Saturday August 26, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

N.L.A.S. Fairgrounds, Almonte, Ontario



  • August 12th, 2017

  • Dance registration is now CLOSED.
  • Good luck to all competitors!
  • August 8th, 2017

  • Dance registration deadline is August 11th, 2017. No entries will be accepted after August 11th.

  • April 21st, 2017

  • The NLHG committee is busy planning the 34rd highland games. Come out this year and celebrate Canada 150 at the games.

  • November 1st, 2016

  • The results for the 33rd highland games have now been posted.



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Celebrate the Scottish culture and heritage of the Ottawa Valley at the 34th annual North Lanark Highland Games in Almonte, on Saturday, August 26th, 2017. Our games are held in the historic town of Almonte at the beautiful old grounds of the North Lanark Agricultural Society on the banks of Ontario's Mississippi River.

The Games offer a traditional format and size attracting about 6,000 visitors. Twenty pipe bands, a hundred dancers and champion heavyweight athletes combine to present what is recognized as one of the Ottawa valley's premier summer events.

With mini games organized for kids and the picturesque Mississippi as the backdrop, the Almonte games have a reputation not only as having the prettiest site but also as being the friendliest games on the Ontario circuit.

The grounds feature numerous Scottish concessions, where visitors may obtain traditional clothing, Scottish food, refreshments, souvenir items, crafts, and genealogical information.

Parking is free off-site with a convenient free shuttle service provided.

The games start at 9:00am, opening ceremonies are at 1:00pm, with final massed bands at 5:30pm and in the evening, a ceilidh (Scottish party) will be held at the beer garden site.

Ticket prices at the gate are $17.00 for adults. Advanced ticket prices are $15.00 for adults. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at a number of local retailers:

  • Almonte: Mill Street Books
  • Carleton Place: Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce
  • Pakenham: Nicholson's Sundries