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Competitor Info


The 2017 Skagit Valley Highland Games

Competitor Information

Piping, drumming and pipe band competitions are under jurisdiction of the BC Pipers’ Association. Highland dancing competitions include the Northern United States Highland Dancing Championship, an officially sanctioned SOBHD championship event. Looking for Highland dancing competitor information? It has its own Highland Dancing Information page.

Athletic Events

Here is a link for Athletic Event entry for the Skagit Valley Highland Games.

Highland Dancing

There is an entire separate page for Highland dancing event information here.

Sheepdog Competitors for Sheepdog Trials:

As of 5/12/2017 the Sheepdog competition is full, and any entries from this point on will be put on the waiting list.  

Here is the Sheepdog entry 2017 (PDF form to save, complete on your computer and e-mail back to Celtic Arts)
Here is the Sheepdog entry 2017 – manually fill-in to print out and mail to the sheepdog event coordinator and Course Director: Dawn Pucci 360-544-8532

Piping & Drumming Events for 2017

Registration forms are now available, and entries are being accepted as of April 24, 2017.  Here is a document containing Piping & Drumming Info 2017 including entry fee amounts.  Please read this document first.

There are two ways to complete an entry form, the first and preferred way is to click on the Solo or Band entry form (PDF) and save it to your computer.  Once the PDF document has been saved, complete it on your computer, save again, and attached to an email and send it to Roberta ( Confirmation emails are sent once the form has been received, so if you don’t receive a confirmation within a few days, feel free to contact her to see if she got it.  If you have questions please give us a call.

Make your credit card payment for the calculated amount in the space provided below.

The second method is to click on the “print out and fill in manually” option below, to pull up an entry form to be manually completed and sent back with payment in the mail.

If you are mailing your entry piping/drumming entry form, please send to:

Celtic Arts Foundation
PO Box 1342
Mount Vernon, WA  98274

Scottish Smallpipe and Reelpipe event information may be found on this “For Musicians” page.

Credit Card Payment of entry fees for Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands and Drum Corps events

If you are paying your entry fee by credit card below, enter the total as calculated on your entry form in the field below, and after clicking on the “Check Out” button, please be sure to indicate the competitor’s name in the comments, if different from the individual paying the entry fee.

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Competitor numbers for pipers/drummers

Competitor numbers are to be picked up by competitors on the day of the Games at the solo piping and drumming area. Band passes are not mailed either, but lists will be at the gates so that band members may gain admission without delay.

Competitor order of play

Here is the 2017 Skagit Valley Highland Games Schedule, and here is the Order of Play – Skagit 2017.

Important Information about Band Tents

Road closure for Highland Games traffic in lieu of fishing ramp access typically has very little impact on bands. We do envision keeping band tents inside the grounds.