Pipe Band, Quartets & Solo - Highland Dancing - Heavy Events - Tug-of-War 

Pipe Band and Solo
Grade 1 to 5 Pipe Bands have been invited to compete at Kingsville-Essex Highland Games for 2024 meaning the potential exists to see a large and accomplished field of competitors. Solo piping and drumming competitions will also be open to Grades 1 to 5.

Kingsville was delighted to be the first Highland Games in Ontario to offer Quartet competitions last year and they will be returning in 2024. 4 pipers from a registered pipe band compete together in the grade category of their pipe band.    To register please visit

Pipe Bands that have registered to compete:

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Check back often to see which Pipe Bands have registered.

Highland Dancing Competition

Highland Dancing is one of the cornerstone events at Highland Games throughout the world. Kingsville-Essex Highland Games Highland Dance competitions will be overseen by the Windsor & District Highland Dancing Association starting at 8am.
Dancers will compete in various age categories demonstrating a mastery of the four basic Highland dances, namely, the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance, Seann Truibhas (pronounced ‘shawn trewes’), and the reel—all of which are performed in the traditional kilt. 

Highland Dancing registration is available on Eventbrite at:

Scottish Athletic Heavy Events Competition

The Scottish Athletic Heavy Events Competition will take place on the Main Field under the guidelines of the Canadian Scottish Athletic Federation. Male and female athletes will compete in various events that will include the world-famous caber toss along with weights for height and distance. 
Application Forms and Waivers can be found here:   (details and link to application form)

Tug of War

The Tug of War competition will be returning to the Kingsville-Essex Highland Games in 2024 and will take place throughout the day on the main field. This year there will be 4 Divisions of Competition: Male; Female; and High School Male and High School Female; with on-field teams of up to 8 participants. Teams will compete against each other in this exciting test of strength for both bragging rights and prizes.  

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