Posted on February 20, 2018 by linda
The 42nd Annual Savannah Scottish Games will be held on the campus of historic Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave. on May 5, 2018. A grand celebration of Scottish Culture complete with music, dancing, athletic games, children’s activities, food and fun for the entire family!
Enjoy a day of the highly anticipated annual Heavy Athletics Competition, where kilt-donning athletes will battle it out in a variety of traditional events, including the Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss, Scottish Hammer Throw, Open Stone Put and much more!Also see the 2018 USIR Highland Dancing Southern Regional Championships, one of six competitions held throughout the U.S. each spring. Additional Games highlights include:
- Scottish marketplace with traditional artisan goods and refreshments
- Armored sword fighting (the kiddos will love this!)
- Scottish border collie herding demonstrations
- Children’s activities including pint-sized tug-of-war, sheaf toss, caber toss, haggis hurl, stone throw, welly toss, sack race and kilted run
- Clan booths & exhibits
- Genealogy tent on clan row with information on Highland Scots, Lowland Scots, Ulster Scots (Scots-Irish), Irish, English, Manx, Welsh, and Orkney
Finally, no Games event is complete without the cadence of piping and drums. Listen to the sounds of Scotland at the Savannah Scottish Games where the following bands will perform throughout the day:
- Mercer University Pipes & Drums
- Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums
- Savannah Pipes & Drums
- Charleston Police Pipes & Drums
Originally founded by the St. Andrew’s Society, the Savannah Scottish Games is a phenomenal opportunity to learn more about your Scottish roots or simply come out and enjoy a day of fun for the whole family. From Scottish dancing, unique and delicious food offerings, shopping, tons of kids activities and intense athletic competitions among the clans, the Games is a one-of-a-kind event you don’t want to miss. The Games open to the public at 9 a.m. No dogs are allowed at the games. For information on tickets and a full schedule of events, call (912) 233-6017 or visit savannahscottishgames.com.