Scotfest | Oklahoma is an authentic celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture, primarily modeled after the 177 year old Lonach Gathering, Scotland and the 188 year old Braemar Gathering, Scotland. The 100% volunteer team at Scotfest, Inc., a 501(c)3 public charity organization with a mission to produce a celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture which will benefit Green Country. Scotfest, Inc are very proud supporters of the Northeastern State University Foundation, providing need and merit based scholarships to students who do well in academics, leadership, community services and other areas. Additionally, Scotfest, Inc are extremely proud to support our Veterans associations including Folds of Honor, Soldier's Wish, the Royal British Legion and the Scottish American Military Society. The festival is always held on the third weekend in September in the Broken Arrow Events Complex and celebrates its 41st year in 2020.
Uniting and enriching our communities through Celtic arts, education and entertainment.
SCOTFEST will be a nationally recognized, financially sustainable premier Celtic music festival and highland games that embraces, celebrates, shares and educates culture through artistic expression, community engagement, collaboration and leadership that intentionally integrates education and performance.
Our Core Values
SCOTFEST believes the Celtic arts revitalize people and communities, and is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and its continued growth and development.
SCOTFEST encourages communities to share their cultural arts, believing that interaction with new audiences enriches the community as much as the audience. When people share aspects of their culture, opportunities are created to dissolve misunderstandings, break down stereotypes and increase respect for one another.
SCOTFEST actively cultivates a wide range of community partnerships by encouraging artistic collaboration, teamwork and volunteerism and provides access with affordable ticket prices.
SCOTFEST encourages the active participation by all ages, and in particular youth in fun, healthy and uniquely cultural physical activities that can help develop positive attributes including healthier lifestyles, self-esteem, fair play and good citizenship.
Presenting nationally known Celtic bands, Scottish World Championship athletics, National Championship Pipes & Drums, competitive Highland dance, European food & beverages, arts and crafts and fun activities for the entire family, this Oklahoma tradition is in its 41st year and features great music on multiple stages, and thousands of your friends together at one place.