Have you ever seen caber tossing or the hammer throw? Or listened to an entire group of bagpipes live? It’s definitely an experience! My Mother in Law lives in Scotland, so our family is intimately familiar with these and other Highland Games. Now, we have the opportunity to see all these Scottish traditions here at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival hosted on the grounds of the Hermitage.
This unique festival will give Middle Tennessee residents the opportunity to explore their Celtic background and history while learning about different family clans’ heritage. Come enjoy a full day of music, food, history and athletics. There is even a separate children’s area that will include educational activities and miniature athletics for the kids to try.
Middle Tennessee Highland Games
(photos provided by the Middle Tennessee Highland Games)
Some highlights for the 2017 festival include:
• Music: 17th Lancers Pipes and Drums, Nosey Flynn, Laura McGhee plus many more! See the full lineup HERE.
• Athletics: Kerry Overfelt is serving as the Champion Athletic Director. He will narrate all the competitions through the day, including the Stone Put, Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss, and Hammer Throw. You can even sign up to compete!
• Entertainment: Three stages will feature highland dancers, bagpipers and various music bands performing both traditional and modern Celtic rock.
• Vendors: Food, beverage, and craft vendors will be on-site for guests to enjoy.
Want to go? We have two Family Packs of Tickets to give away! Enter Below!
Family Fun Facts
When: September 9, 2017, 9 AM to 5 PM (Schedule)
Cost: Prices begin at $13 for adults and $5 for children. Purchase Tickets for the games A portion of all ticket proceeds for this event will benefit Operation Restored Warrior, a not-for-profit organization that helps soldiers re-enter life after returning home from combat.