2018 Clans & Heritage

 

Clan Davidson Society of North America

Clan Keith Society, USA, Inc

Clan MacLeod

Clan Graham Society

Jefferson County Historical Society

Martha Dandridge Chapter, NSDAR

Dandridge Memorial Library, Inc.

Scottish American Military Society, Post 328

Clan MacLaren

Clan Farquharson USA

East Tennessee Historical Society

Martha Dandridge Garden Club

Kennedy Society of North America

Clan Munro

Clan & Heritage Organization

2018 Registration Form

 
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Activities

Schedule of Activities

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Vendor information

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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 down to near the Food Vendors area & return.

Old-Time Children's Playground

Days Gone By, a wonderful old-time Children's Playground, will return to the Festival again in 2018, 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 2018 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 2018 Festival T-Shirt. They will be on sale at the CaberDancer tent in front of the Visitors Center on Main street during the festival.

2018 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 North Georgia Pipes & Drums              Sponsored by Tennova Healthcare

             The North Georgia Pipes & Drums

          Sponsored by Tennova Healthcare

                The Nashville Pipes & Drums    Sponsored by Ben Catlett of Edward Jones

              The Nashville Pipes & Drums

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, and now their grandchildren 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 their up and coming 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

   John Miles  , reitired Marine and active duty Scots-Irish Heritage expert, will be presenting at Maury Middle School on Friday the 28th and on Main Street during the Festival on Saturday.

John Miles, reitired Marine and active duty Scots-Irish Heritage expert, will be presenting at Maury Middle School on Friday the 28th and on Main Street during the Festival on Saturday.

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Trip Rogers, the powerful Irish music icon is 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. This seasoned music veteran from Mint Hill, NC, weaves traditional Scottish and Irish music with original creations while adding a southern swagger that sets the stage on fire.  Trip's stage presence creates a rebel rousing party that not only draws fans in, but makes them feel like a part of the show. Trip Rogers delivers the beauty and tradition of Celtic music, new and old, with the guts, showmanship, and attitude of an arena rock band. You will likely find him 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

 

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Raven & Red - "Mitchell carries most of the lead vocals with a clear, sturdy, easy-to-listen voice with Cole's harmony as an anchor.  Brittany's voice is also rich and blends well with the two males.  With the strong presence of violin and mandolin across the songs, Celtic, bluegrass, and classic country strains are often evident, but the songs are approached mostly from a story-telling folk song perspective.  Perhaps the best example is the devastatingly honest assessment of a breakup when one is still in love with the other in 'It Could Have Been You.'  Their tight harmonies, adept musicianship, and shifting genres will keep you engaged? --Glide Magazine (2/2018) 

"In their new album release 'We Rise Up' RAVEN AND RED focuses on self-written music.  With admirable consistency and a distinctive mix of Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, Country, Rock & Pop, the Nashville-based trio thrills fans and critics alike"   --Max Achatz (Feb. 2018) Country Jukebox (Germany)

"Talk about making music!  The acoustic team of Raven and Red seemingly do it all -- and with heart, soul, abandon, and great care.  In the process, the young, acoustic trio entertain with a blend of country, bluegrass, folk and Celtic.  They obviously have been influenced by generations of greats in those genres, but they make music with a style all their own."  Greg Victor (2/11/2018) Parcbench (NYC)  Sponsored by the Overman Company

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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 Maury Singers  , a wonderful choral group from Maury Middle School in Dandridge, will be performing at our Noon time Opening Ceremony on the steps of the Shepard Inn.    Sponsored by Ridley & Company

The Maury Singers, a wonderful choral group from Maury Middle School in Dandridge, will be performing at our Noon time Opening Ceremony on the steps of the Shepard Inn.  Sponsored by Ridley & Company

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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

Want to be a Vendor in 2018?  Scroll down for details

2018 Vendors Registered

Merchandise Vendors - Scots, Irish, and Celtic GOODS & SERVICES

Anya's AtticUnicorn Cedar Horns, Wind Chimes, Shadow Boxes, Bracelets  - Louisville, TN

(The) Bead Designer  -  Custom Handmade Jewelry  -  Bluff City, TN

Bold Blades  -  Knives, Swords, Toy Swords  -  Charlotte, NC

Celtic Corner - Kilts, Pipe & Drum/Highland Dance Supplies, Books & gifts - Cincinnati, OH

Celtic Realms - Books, Music, Scarves, Stickers, Jewelry, Totes & more - Johnson City, TN

Celtic Tides - Family Name Histories, Heraldic Engravings, Packaged Scottish Foods - Lexington, VA

Gypsy's Mystical Caravan  -  Celtic Cloaks, Totes, Wraps, Jewelry, Pendants & Celtic Boxes  -  Morristown, TN

Lilla Rose - Hair & Scarf Clips with Celtic Designs - Knoxville, TN

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

Party WOW Entertainment  -  Celtic Theme Face Painting & Air Brush Tattoos  -  Dandridge, TN

Riot Printing Company - Official Festival T-Shirts & Shirts of Many Designs - Knoxville, TN

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

St. Kilda USA -  Traditional Scottish & Irish Highland Wear, Kilts, Belts, Sashes, Hose  -  Carnegie, PA

UK Market & Infamous Welsh Cookies - Irish, Welsh & English Pins, Badges, Caps & more - Alma, MI

 

Food & Snack Vendors

Apple Valley Creamery  -  Ice Cream & Baked Goods  -  Sevierville, TN

Big Daddy's BBQ & Concessions - BBQ, Philly Steak, Cheesy Beef, Fried Pickles, Corn-on-the-Cob - Morristown, TN

Chadwick's Creamery - Ice Cream - Friendsville, TN

Cripple Creek Foods - Fish 'n Chips, Haggis, Burgers, Dogs, Fries, Chick & Fish sandwiches - Readyville, TN

House of Douglas Scottish Bakery - Scones, Shortbread, Breads & Cakes - Cosby, TN

Iced Tea Bar - 5 flavors of Iced Tea Beverages - Dandridge, TN

Rainbo Shaved Ice & Funnel Cakes - Knoxville, TN

Smoky Mountain Kettle Korn - Kettle Corn, Lemonade & Funnel Cakes - Maryville, TN

Southern Charm Kitchen - Restaurant on the Corner - Dandridge, TN

St. Andrew's Square - Scottish Meat Pies, Sausage Rolls, Bridies & Irn Bru - Waynesville, NC


 

Want to be a Vendor in 2018?

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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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!

2018 Contributing Patrons

Golden Patrons

Thadeus Osborne - Knoxville

Clay & Shay Patterson - Decatur, TX

Bill & Marla Black - Dandridge

Chris & Freida Umberger - Dandridge

Albert & Deborah Sheppard - Sevierville

Steve & Debbie Lowry - Madisonville

Mike Dockery & Vonda Laughlin - Jefferson City

 

 

Benefactor Patrons

Patrick Ireland - Chicago, IL

Jackie & Melissa Rogers - Dandridge

Janet Drass-Talbot - Dandridge

John Hampton - Dandridge

Gretta Young - Dandridge

Clara Hankins - Dandridge

Carolyn Rinehart - Dandridge

Jerry & Carolyn Watkins - Dandridge

Heather Patrons

David Freeland & Lisa Lindley - Dandridge

Carsen & Calvin Hunt - Dandridge

Linda Shropshire

Robert E. Smith - Sevierville

Shirley Murray - Jefferson City

Martha M. Anderson - Morristown

Randy & Sarah Gratz - Big Pine Key, FL

Jane Hill Fleming - Nashville, TN

Jerry & Carolyn Watkins - Dandridge

Tom & Janet McLane - Dandridge

Dave & Amy Carrick - Greer, SC

Bill & Christy Cowan - Morristown

Charlotte Previette - Sevierville

April Baroni - Dandridge


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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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 TO WRITE A CHECK, PLEASE SEND IT TO

The Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival, P.O. Box 1568, Dandridge, TN 37725

2018 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!


2017 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!

 

  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 System s

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 & Harpis t

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 Ale Garden will be expanded for 2018

Our Ale Garden will be expanded for 2018

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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. 

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 from Main Street. .