Williamsburg, Virginia will host the 35th Annual Scottish Games and Festival October 5 and 6, 2012. The Virginia Celtic Gathering and Highland Games will feature entertainment, food, athletic events and dancing. Many of the events will be located at Rockahock Campground, with evening festivities held at the Holiday Inn Patriot.
Here is the full schedule of events planned for the Virginia Scottish Games:
Friday, October 5
Friends of the Festival Reception at 6pm
Celtic Celidh at 8pm
Saturday, October 6
A full day of fun is scheduled on October 6. The Shamrock, Thistle and Gorse Pan-Celtic Music Group, the X-Band, the Fighting Jamesons and Brother will perform on the main stage while hands on activities for the entire family are very popular at the festival and include workshops, the session tent, the tug of war, haggis hurl, and children’s athletic competition on the parade field.
Competitions featuring the Highland Heavy Athletics, Highland Dance, Harp, and the Regional Scottish Fiddling Championship will be held.
Tim McLeod, the festival piper, returns to perform the Scottish pipes throughout the day.
Vendors will also be available, representing Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Tickets for Saturday’s events are $12 online and $15 at the gate (for adults).