Edinboro University Highland Games

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Edinboro celebrates Scotland at the 25th Highland Games
Annual Scottish Festival and competition scheduled for Sept. 6-9

Scotland has proud traditions of independent and innovative thinking, and the Edinboro Highland Games celebrates that heritage.

Featuring Scottish events, competitions and food on campus in Edinboro community.

Sound of bagpipes and “Scotland the Brave” fill the campus all weekend

Traditional heavy athletic events (burly, kilt-wearing athletes facing off and throwing cabers, hammers and stone), vendors, highland dance, pipe band and solo competitions, clan gatherings, kids’ crafts and games, and traditional Scottish food.

Main festival events and games – Saturday, Sept. 8, on the campus of Edinboro University (McComb Fieldhouse, the Pogue Student Center, and Van Houten dining facilities). Highlights include a dramatic opening ceremony Saturday at noon, beer from several regional brewers, art exhibits and competitions, and many contests and games.

National Scottish Fiddle Championships and the U.S. National Scottish Harp Championships on Saturday in the Pogue Student Center.

All festivities are free (donations welcome) except two ticketed events –Friday’s single-malt whisky tasting, and Saturday’s ceilidh dinner (pronounced “Kay-lee”).

Off-campus events: Thursday includes Tea on the Hill at Scotland Yards Greenhouse and fun at Sprague Farm & Brew Works.

Friday features harp music at Erie and Edinboro Presbyterian Churches.

The Chelsea House Orchestra plays throughout and finishes with a Sunday morning concert at Edinboro United Methodist.

Scottish Village of high-quality vendors, selling clothing, jewelry, glassware and other goods. Scottish and American food vendors offer full dinners, sausage rolls, meat pies, shepherd’s pie, chicken dinners, ice cream, kettle corn, desserts and more. 

All events will be held rain or shine. Full festival information is available on the website at http://www.edinboro.edu/highlandgames/.

THURSDAY, September 6, 2018

5 – 7 p.m.....................Celtic Art/Design Workshop, Scotland Yards Greenhouse, Edinboro, Pa.

7 – 9 p.m.....................Music & Ale, Sprague Farm & Brewery, Venango, Pa.

FRIDAY, September 7, 2018
Various Venues in Edinboro, Pa.

3 – 5:30 p.m...............Scottish & Celtic Harp SHOWCASE, First United Presbyterian Church (Route 6N)

5 – 8 p.m....................Single Malt Tasting, Van Houten Dining Hall - North, Register Here

6 p.m......................... Fiddle Workshop, Frank G. Pogue Student Center (open to all)

7 p.m......................... Regional Scottish Fiddle Championships, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

7 p.m......................... Chelsea House Orchestra & Friends, Van Houten Dining Hall & Lawns

8 p.m..........................Calling of the Clans, Bonfire & Drum Circle, Gazebo Lawns

SATURDAY, September 8, 2018
Edinboro University

7:45 a.m.....................Fiddle Competition Registrations, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

8 a.m......................... Harp Competition Registrations, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

8 a.m......................... Solo Bagpipe & Drum Competition Registration, McComb Fieldhouse Lawns

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m... Solo Bagpipe & Drum Competitions, McComb Fieldhouse Lawns

8:30 – 10:30 a.m......... U.S. National Scottish Fiddle – Junior, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

9 a.m......................... Highland Dance Competitions, McComb Fieldhouse Gym

9 – 11:30 a.m..............U.S. National Scottish Harp Championships, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

9 a.m. – 3 p.m............ Pro/Am Heavy Athletic Competitions, Lawns

9 a.m. – 4 p.m............ Scottish Clan Gatherings, Clan Tent

9 a.m. – 4 p.m............ Scottish Village Vendors/ Gift Merchants, Lawns

9 a.m. – 4 p.m............ Weaving, Lawns

9 a.m. – 4 p.m............ Scottish & American Foods, Lawns & Lots

9 a.m. – 4 p.m............ Plein Air – Live Art & Exhibitions, Edinboro University

9 a.m – 4 p.m............. Local Artisan Area, Lawns

10 a.m. – 4 p.m...........Rugby Match, North Stadium Lawns

10 a.m – 4 p.m............. Archery, Lawns (Open to all)

10 .m. – noon...............Disc Golf Casual Tournament, Disc Golf Course

10 a.m – 4 p.m............. Design Competitions, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

10 a.m. – 3 p.m............ Childrens’ Crafts & Games, Lawns/McComb Fieldhouse

10 a.m. – 4 p.m............ Clydesdales, Lawns

10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m....... Music Performances, Music Tent

11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m....... Chelsea House Orchestra Concert, Music Tent

11 a.m. – 2 p.m............ Design Contest, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

11 a.m. – 4 p.m............ Beer Tasting, Lawns

12 noon....................... Opening Ceremonies & Massed Bands, Lawns

12:30 – 3 p.m...............U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championships, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

1 – 3:30 p.m.................U.S. National Scottish Harp Championships, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

1 – 3 p.m..................... Highland Dance Competitions, McComb Fieldhouse

1 – 4 p.m..................... Bagpipe Band Competitions, Van Houten Dining Hall

4:30 p.m...................... Closing Ceremony/Massed Bands, Lawns

6 – 10 p.m............ Ceilidh Dinner & Music, Van Houten Dining Hall - North

SUNDAY, September 9, 2018
Edinboro United Methodist Church

10:45 a.m.................... Chelsea House Orchestra Concert, Sponsored by Edinboro United Methodist Church

All events are FREE except the ceilidh ($35) and Single Malt Tasting ($30). $10 per car parking donation on Saturday, September 8, is appreciated!

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