68th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games

68th Annual Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games

This is a daily event, running from July 25, 2014 through July 27, 2014. 5:30 PM Enumclaw Expo Center http://www.sshga.org/games/gamesIntro.htm
Scotland comes to the Pacific Northwest!

North American Scottish Athletics Championship, US West Coast Drum Corps Championship, NW Regional Harp Finals, individual Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, Highland and National Dancing - you will see and experience it all, plus much, much more at the Enumclaw Expo Center on July 26 and July 27. Will you join us for a few hours or the entire weekend? Are you a veteran or a novice? No matter, you will find yourself experiencing a wee bit of Scotland right here in the Pacific Northwest!

Be amazed by the titans who deftly toss the caber and put the stone, matching skill and strength against the odds on the athletic field of battle. Delight in the soothing sound of the Celtic harpists as they compete and then join together for a Harpers' Circle jam session. Thrill to the bourdon of the bagpipes and the cadence of the drums as you witness, first hand, the fine array of talented pipers and drummers competing before judges of worldwide renown. Behold the grace and elegance of the Scottish dancers as they regale you with the Highland and National dances of Scotland.

During your visit, you'll be able to sample a wide variety of delicious and traditional Scottish foods. Don't miss the chance to take a break and head over to the Rampant Lion Pub or the Tilted Kilt Pub to raise a glass of fine Scottish style ales and quench your thirst. Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Celtic Arts Showcases as various local English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh dancers, musicians and singers perform. Our 2014 featured performers include - the three part harmonies of Golden Bough, the traditional Scottish folk artist Colin Grant-Adams, the upbeat and lively Scottish balladeer Neil O'Neill, the folk music duo Men of Worth, the electrifying Celtic music of The Rogues, and the loud and boisterous Wicked Tinkers. We invite you to visit the encampment of the Northwest's premier steel combat troupe the Seattle Knights. Their performances include high-energy acting, and choreographed stage combat using real steel weapons including broadswords, axes, and staves.

Take a stroll through the Avenue of the Clans and the Glen of the Clans and our Walk Through Time and delve into your Scottish ancestry and heritage. Observe the fine workmanship of Scottish artisans, and spend your hard-earned tuppence on lovely imported goods from the British Isles as you wend your way through the Hall of the Celtic Vendors and the Celtic Marketplace.

You and your party won't want to miss our Scottish Farm with shaggy Scotch Highland cattle, Scottish sheep and Shetland pony. Complete your tour with the Celtic Kennel as we feature the Celtic dog breeds at work and at play.

Plan to attend the Ceilidh Saturday evening - a traditional Scottish party with music, sing - along, stories and Scottish country dancing.

It is a weekend not to be missed - full of fun, education and traditional Scottish activities, so please join us and enjoy a wee bit of Scotland right here in the Pacific Northwest!
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