38th Annual Scottish Highland Games

Contributed by Meg Voss

Scottish Highland Games
06/29/19 – 8AM - 8PM
Alaska State Fairgrounds
2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer

In 2018, The Alaskan Scottish Club brought women professional athletes to the games. One of the first games in the US to do so. The best in the world. This year, The Alaskan Scottish Club will be showcasing a team of women AND men professional athletes. Many of the athletes will break world records again during the Alaska Scottish Highland Games.

This year will be more exciting, with over 100 athletes competing throughout the day in the caber toss, stone throw, weight over bar, challenge stone, and the grueling Farmer’s walk. The Sheaf Toss has been added this year and is a real crowd-pleaser. A 28# bale of hay is thrown for height. Enjoy shopping at over 100 vendors with unique wares, traditional Celtic food (Scotch eggs anyone?), and fun activities. And of course, cheer on your favorite team during the Tug ‘O War.

Attendees of the Games will also enjoy Scottish Piping & Drumming solo and band competitions, Celtic dancing, Scotch Tasting General & Education Sessions (tickets are still available - but it will sell out!), musical concert performances by the award winning “The Fire.” axe throwing (adults & children’s, day-long Children’s field games (competing in miniature versions of weights and and cabers). The gathering of the clans is bigger than ever this year with 15 registered - so come and discover your heritage at one of their tents.

Tickets for admission, applications for membership and sponsorships (interested in hanging out in the VIP tent where you’ll have a front row view of field events & the Tug’O War?), Scotch Tasting, and information on much more can be found on the website: alaskascottish.org

Athletic information & interviews: Jeni McDaniels 602-359-4893; ashgcoordinator@gmail.com

Alaskan Scottish Club President/Sponsorship & Piping & Drumming Coordinator Information: Joan Massart-Payden 907-229-0022 adstrategies@icloud.com

Coordinator for The Fire: Cathy Steen at: csteen@gci.net