2017 Clans & Heritage

 

Clan & Heritage Organization Registration Form

 
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Activities

Schedule of Activities

ONline Schedule 
Coming SOON!

We are currently editing and reviewing the festival schedule for 2017. Feel free to refer to the 2016 schedule below in the mean time.

 

We will have this year's schedule finalized in August, so stay tuned!

downloadable schedule

                                      2017 Festival Schedule

Dog Parade

Our Dog Parade is a tribute to the Scottish & Irish working dogs bred centuries before on the mountainsides of the Highlands and the pastures of the misty Lowlands.

While we will lead off and feature these breeds from the British Isles we welcome all dogs that you're proud enough of to join in our parade.

There is no charge to join in our parade but any donations received will be given to the Jefferson County Humane Society.

The parade will assemble in Graveyard Alley beside the Shepard's Inn   by 2:45pm and at 3:00pm will march to the music while parading to the intersection of Main St. & Gay St. & back again

Old-Time Children's Playground

Days Gone By, a wonderful old-time Children's Playground, will return to the Festival again in 2017, sponsored by Bush Bros.

Sheepdog Demonstrations

Phil Lakin will also be bringing his Border Collies to perform sheepdog trial demonstrations on the dike.

This is the artwork for our Official 2017 Festival T-Shirt.  They will be on sale at the CaberDancer tent in front of the Visitors Center on Main street during the festival.

This is the artwork for our Official 2017 Festival T-Shirt.  They will be on sale at the CaberDancer tent in front of the Visitors Center on Main street during the festival.

2017 Entertainers

 

Pipe & Drum Band Challenge Playoff  

                                                                           Sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners

The Knoxville Pipes & Drums from Knoxville, TN          Sponsored by Boyd's Jig & Reel

The Knoxville Pipes & Drums from Knoxville, TN

         Sponsored by Boyd's Jig & Reel

The 17th Lancers Pipes & Drums from Nashville, TN Sponsored by Tennova Healthcare

The 17th Lancers Pipes & Drums from Nashville, TN

Sponsored by Tennova Healthcare

The Atholl Highlanders Pipes & Drums from Stone Mountain, GA Sponsored by Ben Catlett of Edward Jones

The Atholl Highlanders Pipes & Drums from Stone Mountain, GA

Sponsored by Ben Catlett of Edward Jones


Entertainers

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The Celtic Martins,
  perhaps the favorite all-time band of the Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival. The Martin Family keeps on growing, not only in numbers of incredible musicians and dancers, but in the depth and reach of their Celtic music experience. Nelson & Elaine Martin have brought their children up in the Pennsylvania mountains, absorbing all of the ancient Scots-Irish traditions, instruments and sounds. We've seen their family grow and now look forward to grandchildren playing, singing and dancing for the wonderful folks of Dandridge, Tennessee. Come see, hear and meet the Celtic Martins.  Sponsored by Dr. Dale Bryant, DDS

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Kathryn Powell,   from Arlington, Texas, will share Scottish and original songs & stories on the Lowland Stage...with the help of her fiddle, guitar, a couple sock puppets, and a few friends. Also, don't be surprised to find her reading stories in the 'Days Gone By' Children's playground!  Kathryn will aso participate in the Ceilidh by the Loch on Saturday night and the Kirking of the Tartans at Dandridge 1st Methodist Church on Sunday.  Sponsored by the Shepard Inn

 

Katie Carver , Champion Irish Step Dancer, is also long thought of as 'Family' in Dandridge.  She will bring her students to perform Irish Dancing on the Lowland Stage.  She will also perform in the Ceilidh on the Loch, Saturday night.   Sponsored by Rick Bowlin, CPA, PC

Katie Carver , Champion Irish Step Dancer, is also long thought of as 'Family' in Dandridge.  She will bring her students to perform Irish Dancing on the Lowland Stage.  She will also perform in the Ceilidh on the Loch, Saturday night.   Sponsored by Rick Bowlin, CPA, PC

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Col. Randy Gratz, USAF Ret. is a native of East Tennessee and following a 39-year career in the Air Froce moved to the Florida Keys.  He and his wife Sarah now split their time between Florida and the Maryville area.  Randy will be performing demonstrations   of the traditional highland athletic events, including the Caber Toss, Weight over the Bar, Hammer Throw & Sheaf Toss.  Sponsored by Core Golf

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Thistledown Tinkers, the powerful music duo featuring Trip Rogers and Tom Eure, are on a mission…to make Celtic music that forces folks to stand up and take notice. This is not the fragile, romanticized Celtic music you hear in movie soundtracks, but the kind that makes you sing along and stomp your feet. These seasoned music veterans from NC, weave traditional Scottish and Irish music with original creations while adding a southern swagger that sets the stage on fire. With an impressive arsenal of instruments including guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, and concertina, musicianship is at the core of Thistledown Tinkers.  Their stage presence creates a rebel rousing party that not only draws fans in, but makes them feel like a part of the show. Thistledown Tinkers deliver the beauty and tradition of Celtic music, new and old, with the guts, showmanship, and attitude of an arena rock band. You will find them wherever kinsmen are gathered and the craic is lively!  Sponsored by First Tennessee

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Kelly Shipe an outstanding Piper & Harpist, has been our 'Lone Piper on the Dike' following our Ceilidh by the Loch, for all ten years of the Festival and will again do so in 2017.  Taken from the Military Tattoo annually at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, Kelly shown above spotlighted on an otherwise ptich black dike at 9pm, is an awesome sight, and sound, to behold. The above photo is a live performance at Dollywood.  Sponsored by JeffCo Drugs

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Claire Macmillan   Champion Highland Dancer from Knoxville, long accepted as 'family' in Dandridge, will return for her 9th year to offer Highland Dance demonstations with her students as well as to perform in the Ceilidh on the Loch Saturday night. Sponsored by Price & Ramey Group

Katie Carver , Champion Irish Step Dancer, is also long thought of as 'Family' in Dandridge.  She will bring her students to perform Irish Dancing on the Lowland Stage.  She will also perform in the Ceilidh on the Loch, Saturday night.   Sponsored by Rick Bowlin, CPA, PC

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Lonestar Stout (& friends) is a popular Celtic group based in Texas and Louisiana and led by veteran Celtic performers, Hugh Morrison and Jed Marum. Since 2005 they have been entertaining crowds at festival, club and concert venues around the country with their unique blend of traditional and original music "that's somewhere between the Pogues and the Chieftains!" Based on the music of Jed and Hugh, Lonestar Stout brings a pocketful of songs and fun to their performances - offering music, from Scotland, Ireland and America - from beautiful historic ballads to rowdy pub-style classics and ripping tune sets; they deliver! It's a show marked by easy humor and gifted musicianship. Jed Marum is a performer of Celtic and American folk-style music. Since 1999 he has published over a dozen albums, licensed music to film and TV projects. In addition to his work with Hugh Morrison, Jed has recently recorded albums with Brian McNeill - with Michael Martin Murphey - and with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Hugh Morrison studied button accordion under the nationally known accordion masters, Ali MacGregor & Jimmy Shand. Hugh has released 6 albums since arriving in the US. In addition to his work with Jed, Hugh plays with his own band, Murder the Stout and lately has been joining Boston's Celtic Punk band The Street Dogs on stage.  Sponsored jointly by Overman USA & Elkmont Wealth Management

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Bob Valentine   Emcee & Entertainer Extrordinaire will return again to host our Friday night Sponsors & Patrons Appreciation Reception and to Emcee our Highland (Main) Stage on Saturday as well as the Ceilidh on the Loch Saturday evening.  Sponsored by H.B. Jarnagin Insurance

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Conny Ottway, the O'Kennessee Strings, and Conny's music students, from Knoxville, will perform in the Revolutionary Graveyard on Main Street throughout the Festival on Saturday.  Sponsored by Ridley & Co.

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Lakin's Highland Cattle & Black Faced Sheep exhibit as well as his Sheep Dog Trials Demonstrations are Sponsored by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau.

The Patriot Singers from Jefferson County High School; sponsored by Ridley & Co.

The Patriot Singers from Jefferson County High School; sponsored by Ridley & Co.

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lodging

Our Host Hotel

Quality Inn - Dandridge

(865) 397-4310

Mention you are staying for the Scots-Irish Festival to receive a discounted room rate!

 

Southside of I-40 at Exit 417, the Quality Inn is 2 miles from Historic Downtown Dandridge.  All rooms have free WiFi, flat screen TVs, Premium Cable channels, refrigerators & coffee makers.  Quality Inn offers a continental breakfast as well as free coffee in the lobby as well as a fitness center, guest laundry facities and free parking, plus a business center, seasonal outdoor pool and a sundeck.

 

 

 

 

VENDORS

2017 Vendors Registered

Merchandise Vendors - Scots, Irish, and Celtic

Ard Righ Art - Celtic Leatherworks, Sporrans, Guitar Straps - Hixon, TN

The Argyle Collection - Celtic Embossed Shirts & Jewelry

Bead Designer - Custom Made Beaded Celtic Jewelry - Bluff City, TN

Blue Mountain Clay - Celtic Inspired Pottery & Jewelry - Canton, NC    

Bold Blades - Swords, Knives, Sgian Dubhs - Charlotte, NC   

Classic Irish Imports - Irish Fans, Sweaters, Jerseys, Kid's Ts - Toledo, OH

Lilla Rose - Celtic Hair Accessories & Scarf Clips - Knoxville, TN

Near And Far Scottish LLC - Scottish & Celtic Merchandise - Charlotte, NC

Pro Face Painting Art  -  Celtic inspired Facial Art  - Dandridge, TN

Scottish Gourmet USA LLC  -  Packaged Scottish Foods & Christmas Decorations -  Greensboro, NC

 Smoky Mountain Perfumery - Heather Perfumes & Jewelry - Kodak, TN

Something Different, Gypsy's Mystical Caravan - Morristown, TN

St. Kilda USA - Kilts & accessories - Carnegie, PA

Food & Snack Vendors

Apple Valley Creamery - Ice Cream - Sevierville, TN

Chadwick's Cornerstone Creamery - Ice Cream - Friendsville, TN

Cripple Creek Concessions - Fish & Chips, Haggis, Burgers & more - Readiville, TN

HillBilly Concessions - Polish Sausage, Chilie Cheese Fries, Burgers, Dogs & more - New Market, TN

House of Douglas Scottish Bakery - Shortbreads, Cakes, Scones w/Strawberries & more - Cosby, TN

Papaw's Eats & Treats -  Hot Dogs, Spicy Nachos, Pickles, Cold Drinks - Corryton, TN

Rainbo Shaved Ice & Funnel Cakes - Knoxville, TN

Smoky Mountain Kettle Korn - Maryville, TN

St. Andrew's Square - Meat Pies, Bridies, Scotch Eggs, Shortbread - Waynesville, NC


 

Want to be a Vendor in 2017?

Have Scottish, Irish or Celtic Themed Products?

Contact us at Info@Scots-Irish.com or print off an Application & send it for consideration.

please do not send fees online without prior authorization via info@scots-irish.com

Vendor Tent Space Costs

TENT SPACE 10 x 10 $100
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TENT SPACE 20 x 10 $125
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220v outlets Choose #
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TENT SPACE 20 x 20 $150
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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO HELP WITH THE FESTIVAL?

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The Thistle Club

 

The Thistle Club of the Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival is for those individuals who wish to be Contributing Patrons of the Festival.  We have three categories of Patron Programs:  Golden Patrons, Benefactor Patrons and Heather Patrons. We would be very grateful if you would consider contributing to support our festival. Thank you so much for your continued gratuity!

2017 Contributing Patrons

Golden Patrons

Bill & Marla Black - Dandridge

Mike Dockery - Jefferson City

Jim & Karen Everett - Dandridge

Becky Murray - Dandridge

Thadeus Osborne - Knoxville

Clay & Shay Patterson - Decatur, TX

Chris & Freida Umberger - Dandridge

 

Benefactor Patrons

Imogene G. Felknor - Dandridge

Ginger Franklin - Dandridge

Pam Hill - Dandridge

Richard Patrick Ireland - Chicago, IL

Connie Pierce - Dandridge

Michelle Ross - Harvest, AL

Heather Patrons

Martha Anderson & Andy Freeland

Joe Dockery & Kimberley Sneed

David Freeland & Lis Lindley - S.C.

Wayne & Linda Maxwell - Dandridge

Gayle Page - Jefferson City

Janet Drass Talbot & Laura Hogan

Bud Cunningham & John Hampton

Shirley & Mathew Murray - Jeff. City

Jim Sharp & Ella Dockery

Perry & Beulah Snyder


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A CONTRIBUTING PATRON, PLEASE SEE OUR PACKAGES BELOW.

 

GOLDEN 

The Golden Patron's Package requires a minimum of $300 contribution to the Festival.

Golden Patron Benefits include:

1. Two Gold Ribbon Nametags

2. Two Reservations at the Friday Night Reception at the Highland Stage area behind Town Hall & for the Gathering following at the Shepard's Inn.

3. Admission for two at the Shepard's Inn on Saturday for rest, a cold drink & restrooms.

4. Front Row Reserved Seats at the Ceilidh by the Loch, Saturday evening.

5. A Very Special Scottish Treat Basket, also including a fine Taste of the Highlands

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BENEFACTOR

The Benefactor Patron's Package requires a minimum of $100 per individual or $200 per couple contribution to the Festival.

Benefactor Patron Benefits include:

1. One/Two Green Ribbon Nametags

2. Two Reservations at the Friday Night Reception at the Highland Stage area behind Town Hall & for the Gathering following at the Shepard's Inn.

3. Admission for two at the Shepard's Inn on Saturday for rest, a cold drink & restrooms.

4.  Front or 2nd Row Reserved Seats at the Ceilidh by the Loch, Saturday evening.

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Name of Benefactor Patron Spouse/Other

HEATHER

The Heather Patron's Package requires a minimum of $50 per individual or $100 per couple contribution to the Festival.

Heather Patron Benefits include:

1. One/Two Heather Nametags

2. One/Two Reservations at the Friday Night Reception at the Highland Stage area behind Town Hall & for the Gathering following at the Shepard's Inn.

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IF YOU WOULD PREFER A WRITTEN CHECK, PLEASE SEND IT TO

The Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival 810 Navajo Drive, Jefferson City, TN 37760

2016 Honored Sponsors

 

No group is more important to this festival than our sponsors. Our festival is totally sponsor& contributing patron driven, which allows us to offer free admission to the public. Thank you Sponsors!

We are now Adding 2017 HONORED SPONSORS

 

Host & Sponsor of Stage & Facilities

Host & Sponsor of Stage & Facilities

Sponsors of the Celtic Martins Band

Sponsors of the Celtic Martins Band

Sponsoring the Atholl Highlanders Pipe & Drum Band

Sponsoring the Atholl Highlanders Pipe & Drum Band

Sponsoring the Thistledown Tinkers

Sponsoring the Thistledown Tinkers

Sponsors of Festival Promotion & Publicity

Sponsors of Festival Promotion & Publicity

Sponsors of Bob Valentine, Compere & Emcee

Sponsors of Bob Valentine, Compere & Emcee

Sponsor Festival Security Systems

Sponsor Festival Security Systems

Powering the Festival

Powering the Festival

Sponsoring Festival Print Media

Sponsoring Festival Print Media

Sponsor of Highland Athletic Demonstrations

Sponsor of Highland Athletic Demonstrations

Sponsoring Days Gone By - Child's Playground

Sponsoring Days Gone By - Child's Playground

Sponsoring SharpSound Music Sound Systems

Sponsoring SharpSound Music Sound Systems

Sponsors of the Knoxville Pipes & Drums

Sponsors of the Knoxville Pipes & Drums

Sponsor of the Pipe & Drum Band Playoff Challenge

Sponsor of the Pipe & Drum Band Playoff Challenge

Sponsoring Phil Lakin's Scottish Livestock Exhibits & Sheep Dog Trials Demonstrations

Sponsoring Phil Lakin's Scottish Livestock Exhibits & Sheep Dog Trials Demonstrations

Sponsoring Festival Rack Card Design

Sponsoring Festival Rack Card Design

Co-Sponsoring LoneStar Stout

Co-Sponsoring LoneStar Stout

Sponsoring the Reception honoring our Festival Sponsors & Patrons

Sponsoring the Reception honoring our Festival Sponsors & Patrons

Sponsoring Kelly Shipe, Piper & Harpist

Sponsoring Kelly Shipe, Piper & Harpist

Sponsoring the JCHS Patriot Singers & the O'Kennessee Strings Band

Sponsoring the JCHS Patriot Singers & the O'Kennessee Strings Band

Co-Sponsor of the Ale Garden

Co-Sponsor of the Ale Garden

Sponsoring Promotions & Publicity

Sponsoring Promotions & Publicity

Sponsoring Kathryn Powell

Sponsoring Kathryn Powell

Sponsoring Social Media Spire systems

Sponsoring Social Media Spire systems

Sponsoring Festival Administration

Sponsoring Festival Administration

Sponsoring the 17th Lancers Pipe & Drum Band

Sponsoring the 17th Lancers Pipe & Drum Band

Sponsor advertising with Mountain Escapes

Sponsor advertising with Mountain Escapes

Sponsoring Irish Dancer Katie Carver & Students

Sponsoring Irish Dancer Katie Carver & Students

Sponsoring Highland Dancer Claire Macmillan

Sponsoring Highland Dancer Claire Macmillan

Co-Sponsoring LoneStar Stout

Co-Sponsoring LoneStar Stout

Sponsoring the Lowland Stage & Tent

Sponsoring the Lowland Stage & Tent

Co-Sponsor of the Ale Garden

Co-Sponsor of the Ale Garden

 

Directions and Parking

From I-40, Exit 417 (middle left) or from I-40, Exit 24, on US25-W (far right)

From I-40, Exit 417 (middle left) or from I-40, Exit 24, on US25-W (far right)

 

Accessible Parking Locations in downtown Dandridge - Shuttle Bus will be available from the large lot on Cherokee Drive at W. Main Street (far lower left)  Handicap Parking will be available at the Cherokee Street location (far left on map below) with Golf Cart shuttle service as well as bus service to the festival area on Main Street.

 

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Our First Ale Garden has been approved and licensed for 2017

Our First Ale Garden has been approved and licensed for 2017

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It all started when...

We envisioned having, for the very first time in Dandridge, a Celtic Ale Garden as an added dimension to our 11th annual Scots-Irish Festival.  Various ales from the Highland Brewery in Asheville will be provided by Cherokee Distributing of Knoxville.  The Pour Guys will be serving.

Each person of legal age will be able to purchase up to three ales during the day of the festival.  More information about the ales and prices will be coming soon.

The Scots-Irish Ale Garden will be located just a few steps up Grave Yard Alley from the Shepard Inn.  The afternoon session of the Pipe & Drum Band Playoff Challenge will be conducted just outside of the Ale Garden's contained area for the entertainment of those inside.

 
 

The Scots-Irish sash dash

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The sash dash..

Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley, the Sash Dash will run in conjunction with the Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival on Saturday morning, September 30th, departing Maury Middle School at 9am and ending on the Dandridge Dike.

Experience the beauty of Loch Douglas (Lake) by running a downhill, fast 1 mile race through the Dandridge downtown Historic District and ending across the Dike.

Link to the Boys & Girls Club Site  

Download Full Information Flyer

Pre-register for adults (age 13 & up), received by September 28th.                   Adults:  $20   Children ages 6-12:  $15                                  ***Race day registration at Maury Middle School, 7:45am - 8:30am.  Race begins at 9:00am                                                                            Cash awards given to top male and female:   1st Place - $100,          2nd Place - $50,     3rd Place - $