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


Cèilidh Ayr

Saturday, October 12 / 10AM - 4PM

Cèilidh Ayr celebrates Scotland through Pipes and Drums, Celtic music, Scottish Country Dancing, demonstrations, storytelling, history talks and walks, a Marketplace for Scottish and Celtic goods, Scottish Gaelic mini lessons, a Wee Bairns craft and play area, Scottish food, fish & chips, ales and brews. 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 / 10AM - 4PM

Outlandish Ayr will Cèilidh On with Scottish music, heritage and history 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, reenactors, readings, dancing, photo booth, 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

Randell Jones

Michael Newton

Arwin Smallwood

John Blackfeather Jeffries / Anne Fertig / Anne Landin

Steve Davis / Stephen Quillin

Royal Welch Fusiliers / Historic Interpretations

Richard Fitzpatrick / Tom Magnuson / Steve Rankin

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 / Impulsive Creativity / Thistle Glen Pottery

Larkin Tea Company / PerlesJumelle / Vickie Jeffries

The Scottish Soap House / B Invited / 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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