Highland Games schedule released

The 2018 Southwest Indiana Highland Games will celebrate their inaugural event on Saturday, August 11 at Angel Mounds State Historic Site. The Highland Celebration will include a 5km kilt run, traditional Scottish Highland games, Scottish food and pipe and drum bands throughout the day.

“Before recorded history, the Highland Games are a tradition that celebrates Scottish and Celtic culture through music, dance and sporting events. The games consist of pipe and drum competitions, dancing and events heavy like caber throwing.Other aspects incorporated into the games include food, entertainment, and cultural exhibits.

Event calendar
8:00 a.m. – Braveheart Kilted 5K
9:00 a.m. – Meet and greet athletes
10:00 a.m. – Highland Games Opening Ceremonies

Bagpipe and drum performances by:
Hadi Highlanders
Evansville Fire Department
10:30 a.m. – The games begin
Caber Throw
throwing sheaf
· Laying of stone
· Hammer throw
· Shot put
Weight above the bar
11:30 a.m. – Food vendors and children’s activities
6:00 p.m. – Closing ceremonies
· Presentation of trophies
“Amazing Grace” all bagpipes and drums (mass band)

Visit http://hadihighlanders.com for more information.

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Jennifer R. Strohm