Celebrate Scottish heritage while viewing the highly competitive sporting events at the 43rd annual New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival
in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
From September 21 through 23 at Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln
, visitors will be able to enjoy Scottish fare, listen to traditional Scottish tunes, and be astounded over the heavy athletic competitions such as the hammer toss, heavy stone carries, and strongman lifting.
The origins of the New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival date back to the medieval age in Scotland. A part of clan life during that period was to show off feats of strength with heavy athletic competitions. The goal was fairly simple: get something heavy and throw it as far as possible.
To honor this tradition, the festival features events such as heavy hammer throws, open stone put, distance weight lifting, and caber
toss. The heavy athletic events are all-inclusive and the festival invites professionals and amateurs to compete.
The draw of the festival is not only the heavy athletics, but also the competitions featuring music and dance. What would a Scottish festival be without a piping and drumming contest? There is also judging for Scottish fiddle and harp players. Another highlight is the Highland dancing competition. Check out the full schedule for all events and competitions
The New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival is one of the rare times for festival goers to sample Scottish cuisine. Visitors rave about the food with standouts including meat pies, Scotch eggs, lamb stew, and Highland crab soup. There are daily seminars on whiskey and beer tasting along with a beer tent featuring imported pints.
Also on tap are workshops on tartan symbolism, sheep herding, and Scotland vacation planning. At the end of a busy day, make time to peruse the shops featuring unique Scottish clothing and housewares.
Tickets are available online
for day passes and three-day weekend passes.
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