A Look Back At
The Round Hill Highland Games
Round Hill Highland Games is a charitable organization that depends upon your support to hold highland games
competition and promote Scottish heritage.
The Round Hill Highland Games takes its name from the original location of the Games in Greenwich CT,
at the estate of Charles A. Moore on Round Hill Road. Mr. Moore allowed his many Scottish-born workers
to hold a family Fourth of June picnic on the vast grounds of his estate.
From this beginning in 1923, the event grew in popularity, becoming a gathering of Scots in the local
area and beyond. Many would travel by train and arrive at the station welcomed by the sound of bagpipes
and drums. Accompanied by the bands, the clans marched up Greenwich Avenue from the train station to the
Moore Estate. Today, Scots and Scots-at-heart come from all over the country to attend the festival,
participate as clans, and compete as athletes, bands, pipers, drummers, drum majors and dancers!
The location of the Games has changed since the Moore Estate was sold to developers. For many years,
the event was held at the Calhoun Estate in Stamford CT, then at Cranbury Park in Norwalk at the former
Gallagher Estate. We are happy to have found a new home in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut at Lime Rock
Park in Lakeville (Salisbury) CT, renowned for its vast historical, cultural and recreational resources.
Incredibly historic yet modern, with a spectator view of Litchfield hills, Lime Rock Park's expansive grounds
provide a beautiful venue and a dramatic setting for the Round Hill Highland Games.
The Games are open to the public, and are held rain or shine. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to
participate. The dedication of our many volunteers allows us to preserve this special piece of Scottish
Round Hill Highland Games
at Lime Rock Park
60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville CT 06039
Brought to you by The Round Hill Highland Games, Inc., a non-profit organization.
If you would like more information, or would like to volunteer at the Games, please contact our Secretary.
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