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2nd Annual Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival
November 7 - 8, 2014
Enjoy Scottish bands and musicians performing throughout the weekend as well as an afternoon of Highland Games. For more information, contact the city's Parks & Recreation department at (352) 735-7183   
Highland Festival 
Sponsor hotels include:
Mount Dora Historic Inn - Located near downtown Mount Dora at 4th Avenue and Tremain Street
Hampton Inn - Special rate of $109 per night during Highland Festival weekend (includes continental breakfast)
Lakeside Inn - The Historic inn near Lake Dora in downtown Mount Dora

Festival Schedule of Events
Friday - November 7, 2014
Scottish Whisky Tasting @ 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Presented by William Grant & Sons
Donnelly Park Pavilion
Tickets: $25 Advance and $30 At the Door
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Whisky Tasting 
Amazing Grace “Scottish Variety Show” @ 8:00 PM
Mount Dora Community Building
Hosted by Donald McCallum
Featuring Grant McFarlane, Ainsley Hamill, Jonathan Hodge and the Mount Dora High School Band.
Tickets: $10 General Seating or $15 VIP Seating
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 Amazing Grace

Saturday - November 8, 2014
Mount Dora Scottish Highland Games @ 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Gilbert Park (310 South Tremain Street)
The city of Mount Dora is pleased to welcome the following clans: 
Clan Campbell
Clan Donald
Clan Donnachaidh
Clan Douglas
Clan Graham
Clan Henderson
Clan Keith
Clan Kerr/Carr
Clan MacLachlan
Clan MacNeil
Clan Macpherson
Clan Stewart Society in America 
Clan Wallace
Daughters of Scotia
House of Gordon
New World Celts
Northeast FL Highland Games & Festival
10:00 AM Event opens
Highland Heavyweight Athletics: The mighty stone toss, the might stone carry, beer keg over the bar, Fingal’s Finger left, sheaf toss and Fire Truck pull.  

Scottish Food Vendors and Beer Station will be open throughout the day. 

Sheep Herding demonstrations with Stuart Ballantyne and the Craigmalloch Farms Border Collies.
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12:00 PM: GRAND PARADE and Chief o’ the Games review. Marching Bands, Clans, Athletics, Clans, Athletes and Friends of the Games with their four legged friends. All bands and participants will gather at northwest corner of the park (intersection of Liberty and Grandview) at 11:45 AM
Host Band: The Sounds of Scotland - The Villages
Marion County Sheriff's Pipes and Drums

1:00 PM: Whisky Tasting #2
@ Gilbert Park
In the William Grant Whisky Tasting Tent (ID & Ticket Required)
$25 in Advance and $30 At the Door
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1:00 to 5:00 PM @ Elizabeth Evans Park (100 N. Donnelly Street)
Live Music and Entertainment (on stage) featuring: RATHKELTER AND THE WYNDBREAKERS!
Scottish Reenactment Group organized and presented by Collin King 

3:00 PM Whisky Tasting #3 @ Gilbert Park  
In the William Grant Whisky Tasting Tent (ID & Ticket Required)
$25 in Advance and $30 At the Door
Purchase Tickets
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4:00 PM
@ Gilbert Park
Final Athletic Events

5:30 PM @ Pisces Rising and 4th Avenue Pedestrian Mall
“Scottish After Party” featuring Scottish Beer, Whisky and Food Specials.
Merrill’s Market Cruise In “Car Show”

8:00 PM @ 4th Avenue Pedestrian Mall
Music Entertainment of RATHKELTER and Fireworks off the 4th Avenue boat docks!  
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