“A festival of music and dance to make your heart sing and your kilt swing”


Cèilidh Ayr

Saturday, October 12 / 10PM - 4PM

Cèilidh Ayr honors Scottish Heritage and Culture in a nod to the Kirkland Family that built the historic home of Ayr Mount named in honor of William Kirkland’s birthplace: Ayr, Scotland. It will celebrate Scotland through Pipes and Drums, Celtic music, Scottish Country Dancing, demonstrations, storytelling, history talks and walks, Scottish and Celtic goods in the Marketplace, a Wee Bairns craft and play area, Scottish food, fish & chips, ales and brews. And Irn Bru. Kilts and tartans will abound for a bonnie time.


NCSU Pipes & Drums Band

Jamie Laval

Jim & Holly Lawrence

Greensboro Scottish Country Dancers


Outlander Ayr

Sunday, October 13 / 10PM - 4PM

Outlander Ayr will Cèilidh On while adding fun layers from the Outlander series when the main characters lived in colonial North Carolina. Step through the Stones to experience colonial food and lifestyle demonstrations, British and Highland regiment reenactors, readings, dancing and much more. Come in costume of your favorite character - or not - but come join in the fun.


Piobadh na Triantan

Jamie Laval

Jim & Holly Lawrence

To The Pointe




Tiber Falzett

Michael Newton

Arwin Smallwood

Anne Fertig / John Blackfeather Jeffries

Royal Welch Fusiliers / Historic Interpretations

Richard Fitzpatrick / Tom Magnuson / Steve Peck

SCOT (Scottish Cultural Organization of the Triangle) / Council of Scottish Clans and Associations

The Scottish Tartans Authority / The Argyll Colony


St. Andrew's Square / Tobi’s Bakery

Scottish Gourmet USA / Grandfather Scottish / Thistle Glen Pottery

Purple Crow Books / PerlesJumelle / Vickie Jeffries

A Little Something / B Invited / Wild Irish Rose Celtic Shop / Autumn Harvest Creations

Bull City Street Food / Sarge's Chef

Regulator Brewing Company

Botanist & Barrel

If you would like to be considered for a stall in our Marketplace, please click HERE


Fun for the kids too

A wee bairns play area with games, costumes, arts and crafts, plus more…


Bring your dancing sneakers and join in the fun

"The chance to celebrate like this came so rarely that no one would let something so inconsequential as rain, cold, or tiredness keep them from the revels."

—The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

We will Cèilidh on rain or shine!!


Dust off your tartans!



You are more than welcome and highly encouraged to dress in Scottish, Outlander or period attire! Change it up over the weekend and be a Colonist on Friday, Scottish on Saturday and an Outlander on Sunday! Ayr Mount is a large property and you will be doing a lot of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate attire.


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