About Us:

The Sherman Pipes and Drums was founded in July of 2014. The mission of the band is to honor the lives and memories of our fallen brothers and sisters and to promote camaraderie and unity among the members of Sherman’s emergency services. The bagpipes have a long standing traditional role in both the fire and police services throughout the world. In addition to honoring our fallen and their families, the Sherman Police and Fire Pipes and Drums exists to serve the community of Sherman and the greater Texoma area by participating in special events, parades, cultural activities and educational exhibits through the music and traditions of the Great Highland Bagpipes and Drums.


Vendor spaces will be limited to prevent overstock of similar items and menus. Vendors will be selected according to cultural relevance and need. Any vendors not selected this year will be encouraged to remain in contact with the event committee as we anticipate yearly growth in length of the event and in public attendance.

Children Activities: – mini Highland Games, swordsmanship, etc. Parental waiver required

Highland Games Registrations will be handled by the Texas Celtic Athletic Association

Scottish Clans registrations will be handled by Gary Ballard and Jill Burt. Scottish Clans will be invitation only this year.

Welcome to the Sherman Celtic Festival and Highland Games! Saturday March 25, 2017 marks the date of our inaugural event and we are hoping to make it a great success. The event is hosted by the Sherman Police and Fire Pipes and Drums It is our desire to celebrate Celtic culture in Sherman and the Texoma area. The festival will include authentic Scottish Highland Games officiated by the Texas Celtic Athletic Association, live Celtic music by bands and pipe and drum bands from all over Texas and surrounding area performing in a massed band event, Celtic vendors with food, clothing, jewelry, bagpiping supplies and more, Scottish Clans providing educational and genealogical information, kids activities, shortbread baking contest, Celtic breeds dog show and parade, and much more. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Sherman Professional Firefighters Local 2002, the Sherman Police Association, and the Scottish Rite Hospital.

We are now accepting applications for Vendors, Athletes, Runners, Shortbread contestants, Volunteers, Dog Show contestants, etc. Navigate to the registration pages to sign up. As a charitable event, we rely on our sponsors and volunteers to make our event great. If you or your company, organization, etc. would like information regarding our sponsorship packages, please contact us at shermancelticfest@gmail.com. We offer various sponsorship packages suitable for the individual donor to the corporate sponsor.

Festival admissions prices:

  1. Adults $8  

  2. Kids (age 6-12) $5  

  3. Kids (age 5 and under) Free

  4. Seniors (age 60 and up) $5

  5. Family Pricing – Family of four (any age) $20 – additional family members $4 each (must be immediate family member)

Event Location

Saturday March 25th, 2017

5901 S US 75, Sherman, TX 75090

9am - 9pm

Sherman Pipes & Drums




Hampton Inn 2904 Michelle Dr. Sherman, TX 75090 (903) 893-9333 $79.00 per night http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hampton-inn-sherman-SHMTXHX/index.html

Quality Suites 2900 US 75, Sherman, TX 75090 (903) 893-0499  $69.00 per night https://www.choicehotels.com/texas/sherman/quality-inn-hotels/tx656?source=pmftripblaw&pmf=tripbl

La Quinta Inns and Suites 2912 US 75 N Sherman, TX 75090 (903) 870-1122 *Special Sherman Celtic Festival rate $69.00 per night. Must book no later than 3/11/17 to take advantage of special rates. Book room under group name “Sherman Celtic Festival and Highland Games”. http://www.lq.com/en/findandbook/hotel-details.0953.address.html?searchCity=Sherman%2bTexas%2bUS&searchType=GEO&IATA=99020724&cid=srch_google&sissr=1

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call 214-559-5000 or 800-421-1121 or visit scottishritehospital.org.