Edinboro University hosts 23rd annual Highland Games and Scottish Festival

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Edinboro University is holding their 23rd annual Highland Games and Scottish Festival Sept. 8-11. The festival includes an array of festivities including art, food, dance, athletics, live music, beer tastings, kids games and student competitions.

Edinboro is hosting the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship and the U.S. National Scottish Harp Championships, both on Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. tentatively. The festivities range from live art shows, to archery, beer tasting, workshops, tournaments, competitions, Scottish clan gatherings, weaving and live musical performances.

The Calling of the Clans is Edinboro’s way to stay in touch with the local Scottish families. Local Scottish families can register on Edinboro University's Highland Games website for clan registration. Registration is free, and clan members will receive tent space under the large tent assigned for clans. Clans are also invited to go to the Ceilidh dinner for $35 a ticket and $5 per table.  The event will start Friday at 8 p.m. and will include the calling of the clans, a bonfire and drum circle.

The weekend will end Sunday with the Chelsea House Orchestra Concert at the Edinboro United Methodist Church at 10:45 a.m. All events are free, excluding the Ceilidh dinner Saturday. Below is a schedule as is provided by the Highland Games Website

THURSDAY, September 8, 2016

Sprague Farm & Brewery, Venango, Pa.

6 – 9 p.m.................... Tiger Maple String Band, Festival Fiddlers and Harpers, and Single Malt Whisky Tasting         

 

FRIDAY, September 9, 2016

3 – 6 p.m.................... Scottish & Celtic Harp SHOWCASE, First United Presbyterian Church

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 & Dinner, Riverside Inn, Cambridge Springs, Pa.

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

 

SATURDAY, September 10, 2016

 Edinboro University

 All Day....................... Photo Contest, All Festival

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.......... Fiddle and Harp Competition Registrations, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

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

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m... Solo Bagpipe 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. – 1 p.m.............Disc Golf Tournament, Edinboro University

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............ Paint Out! – Live Art, Edinboro University

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

10 a.m.........................Graphic Design Contest, Frank G. Pogue Student Center 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m........... Arts Tent, Lawns

10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.......Music Performances, Music Tent

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

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.......... Fiddle Workshop, Frank G. Pogue Student Center (open to all)

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

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

12:00 noon.................. Opening Ceremonies & Massed Bands, Lawns

12 – 4 p.m....................Beer Tasting, Lawns

1 – 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

2 – 4 p.m..................... Bagpipe Band Competitions, Van Houten Dining Hall

3 – 5 p.m..................... Celtic Jam, Gazebo & Lawns

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

6 p.m.......................... Ceilidh Dinner & Music, Frank G. Pogue Student Center

  

SUNDAY, September 11, 2016

Edinboro United Methodist Church

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

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