Gathering of the Clans ~

A festive celebration for all ages!

March 17 – 19

Oglebay invites you to a grand weekend event featuring authentic Celtic food, music, contests, Irish road bowling and the return of Highland Games! Individuals and groups can participate or watch as men and women exhibit their skills in five different events such as caber tossing, stone throwing or sheaf tossing. Athlete registration begins February 15 at 9 a.m. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early!

Click the “Athlete Registration” link below to register as a participant in the Highland Games. Pre-registration required. Limited spots available!

Athlete Registration

NEW this year! Irish Road Bowling – Competing teams roll their way through the park to the finish line in this age-old tradition that roots back to the 1600s. Pre-registration required. Limited spots available!

Irish Road Bowling Registration

Plus, savor a delicious selection of Celtic culinary delights created by Oglebay’s Executive Chef at a buffet at the Great Hall (Camp Russel). Enjoy music throughout the day featuring Dee & Paddy and Faire May. Across from the Great Hall, be sure to check out Low King at the Pavilion as they get you “ShamRock & Rolling” with music by Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy’s and more.

And don’t miss the Leprechaun Test as contestants “Give It a Lash” at looking most like a leprechaun. There will also be a a Gentleman’s Beard Competition where men will be judged on volume, style and creativity of their beards.

Two-night packages from $224 per person

Package Includes:

  • Two-night accommodations at Oglebay‚Äôs Wilson Lodge
  • Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet
  • One $25 Oglebay gift card
  • Two Irish Adult Beverages

*Package rate is priced per person, based on double occupancy. Gift card may not be applied to lodge room reservation balance. Package price does not include applicable taxes and fees. Additional restrictions may apply. Must be 21 years or older to stay on package.

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Weekend Schedule of Events

Events take place at the Great Hall (Camp Russel) unless noted otherwise.

Friday, March 17
6 p.m. | Pot o’ Gold Treasure Hunt, Wilson Lodge
7 – 10 p.m. | Live Music: Dee and Paddy, Hickman Lounge

Saturday, March 18
8 – 10:30 a.m. | Top o’ the Mornin’ Breakfast Buffet (package inclusion), Ihlenfeld Dining Room
9 a.m. | Irish Road Bowling Registration Begins, Levenson Shelter
10 a.m. | Irish Road Bowling
11 a.m. | Pot-o-Gold Treasure Hunt, Wilson Lodge
11 a.m. | Athlete check-in at Great Hall (pre-registration required)
1 – 3 p.m. | Irish Santa Meet & Greet
Noon | Celtic Spirit Highland Dancers
Noon – 3 p.m. | Live Music: Dee & Paddy
Noon – 4 p.m. | Opening Ceremonies for Highland Games at Great Hall
Noon – 6 p.m. | Beer Garden
Noon – 6 p.m. | Food Concessions featuring Irish traditions
2:30 p.m. | Celtic Spirit Highland Dancers
3 – 5 p.m. | Live Music: Low Kings (Celtic Rock)
3 – 6 p.m. | Irish Folk Band: Faire May
4 p.m. | Leprakhantest and Beard Judging at conclusion of games
4 p.m. | Highland Game Award Ceremonies followed by a celebration of Celtic music and dance including food and drink
7 – 10 p.m. | Live Music: Faire May, Hickman Lounge

*Schedule of events subject to change.