What: To experience Scottish culture this weekend, you won’t even need to leave the state, let alone the country. Throw on your kilt and head over to the 28th annual Highland Festival from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Waldo Homestead in the Quiet Corner town of Scotland.
Fun and games: The event will include Scottish music, vendors, sheep hearding, demonstrations, competitions, traditional food and more. Competitors come from around the country to Scotland for the games, which include Highland dancing, athletics, piping and drumming.
Entertainment: Folk band North Sea Gas and Charlie Zahm with Tad Marks will entertain the crowd with Celtic songs. There will also be stories and songs for children by Teresa Whitaker with Frank Schwartz. A parade of bands, along with a welcoming ceremony will kick off at noon.
Parking: The festival is held at 96 Waldo Road in Scotland , however, Waldo Road is closed to traffic prior to the festival’s start. On-site parking access to the Waldo Homestead is via Murphy Hill Road or Plains Road. Visitors can also park at 47 Brook Road and take a free shuttle to the festival.
Ticket prices: Tickets to the Highland Festival are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors 65+ and students with ID; $5 for children ages 6 to 12; and free for children under 5 with a paying adult.
Learn more: For more information, visit scotlandgames.org or email [email protected].