the past years, the Grandfather Mountain Highland
Games was selected twice as one of the Top Ten
Events in the Southeastern United States. The
readers of the Blue Ridge Country Magazine picked
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games as "Best
Moment for the Mountains" in 1997 and "Best
Festival" in 1998 during their choice awards.
Mountain Highland Games was also one of a few
events nominated in the United States to represent
North Carolina in a national Local Legacy exhibition
at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
the fall of 2004, National Geographic Traveler
Magazine selected our event as one of the 20 "must
see" events in North America. This recognition
appeared in the April 2005 issue of National Geographic
2007 GMHG was featured in the July 23rd issue
of Sports Illustrated with a two page "Leading
Off" photo by Associated Press photographer
Chuck Burton. In 2010, GMHG was chosen by the
American Bus Association as one of the top 100
events to attend in North America. The Games is
very proud to be recognized by so many respected
organizations and we look forward to continuing
this standard of quality for many years to come.