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Pipes and drums enjoy a special history as an integral part of Scottish military regiments and Scottish life. Their prominence and importance continues in modern Scotland, just as they were centuries ago.

The sound of bagpipes is at the heart of every Highland Games. Throughout the weekend, performances and competitions by solo pipers and drummers, pipe bands and drum majors will bring the iconic sound of Scotland to the NH Highland Games & Festival.

Friday night, enjoy classical bagpipe music as the best pipers compete in the Piobaireachd competition. Free admission.

Registration for 2022 is now open!  Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone in September!

2022 Competition Information

You can register online via the following links:

Individual Registration

Band Registration

or fill out a paper application with the following downloadable form:

Downloadable Registration Form

Competition Information (includes event numbers for registration)