Glengarry Highland Games

See you at the Games in 2022

Press release below presented by the Glengarry Highland Games Organizing Committee

"It was difficult last year when we realized we had to cancel the 2020 Glengarry Highland Games. This fall with hints of a covid vaccine and infection numbers going down, the Games were optimistic that 2021 would see a return to the traditional Games with world class competitions, the sights and sounds of great Celtic entertainment, and reunion with family and friends.

However, as Games President Eric Metcalfe states, “I never thought we would have to make this decision two years in a row, but we do not have a choice. After much discussion, all are in agreement that this year's 2021 Games are not going to happen.

As everyone knows, vaccinations will still be rolling out over the summer and most likely mass immunity will not be reached that would allow for large groups to gather in August. Again this year, the Games is most disheartened to not be hosting one of the premier Highland Games in North America

In the meantime, the Games are monitoring the covid situation and developing ideas on how the spirit of the Games can be celebrated this summer in some fashion. Keep checking back on the Games website and social media to see the plans that come up for entertaining everyone.

As President Metcalfe encourages, “While we will not be seeing you in 2021, with optimism, we look to the future. As soon as we can we will be busy planning your return to our fairgrounds and excitedly look forward to hosting a reunion like only Glengarry can!

Until then, take care, stay covid negative and get vaccinated as soon as possible."

Background of the Glengarry Highland Games:

North Glengarry is home to the world renown Glengarry Highland Games. The Games are the largest of its kind in North America and attract tens of thousands of spectators and participants to the Town of Maxville (population 800) each August long weekend.

The Games began in 1948 with modest ambitions and now feature the largest massed pipe bands in North America, attracting tourists from around the globe.

How to contact The Glengarry Highland Games:

For more information on the Games, please follow the links below to their website or to contact them directly. The Games are a truly unique and not to be missed cultural experience.

Call the Glengarry Highland games directly at 1-888-298-1666 or 613-527-2876 or

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 Images from a recent Glengarry Highland Games

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