Every April, Lyon College holds the Arkansas Scottish Festival, one of the premier Scottish festivals in the United States. Established in 1981 as the Ozark Scottish Festival, the festival is emblematic of the College, its Scottish heritage, and its Presbyterian connection. Over the years, the festival has grown from a small Scottish fair to one of the top competition venues in the South Central United States for pipers, bands, and dancers. This will be a fun-filled weekend of piping competitions, delicious food, and unique handmade crafts. Gates open early Saturday morning, April 8, and opening ceremonies will begin at 1 p.m. with a parade of massed bands and clans. See the full schedule here!