Over 1,500 people gathered at Ayr Mount over October 12-13, 2019 as part of the town-wide Outlandish celebration. On Saturday, Scottish musicians — including pipers, drummers, fiddles, and vocalists — joined dancers and other performers in a celebration of Scottish heritage. Food vendors featured traditional Scottish fare including fish and chips, ale, and Irn Bru and kids could play and craft in the Wee Bairns Play Area. The Loch Ayr Monster even made a return visit!
On Sunday, guests donned their favorite Outlander-inspired attire to “Step Through The Stones” into a locale of the beloved Outlander Series, whose main characters lived in colonial North Carolina. Featuring Colonial food and lifestyle demonstrations, British and Highland regiment reenactments, speakers, performances, and more, this was a day not to be missed for an Outlander fan or history enthusiast.
Thank you to the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, The Hillsborough Tourism Board, and the Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau, as well as all of the other sponsors who helped to make this event possible. Thank you also to all of the artists, speakers, and vendors who came out to make this a event a success!
Watch a video from the festival here and click below to browse a gallery of photos from the weekend.