Friday, May 14, 2010

Scottish Games & Gathering of the Clans

OK, this isn't a motorcycle event per se, but the annual Scottish Games and Gathering of the Clans being held at the Fair Hill, Maryland horse racing facility tomorrow, Saturday May 15th is a unique event that would be an excellent excuse (as if you needed one) to take a ride. I've attended this event a handful of times and have always had a great time.  The caber toss and sheaf toss are incredible!  There will be sheep dog demonstrations, marching band competitions and bagpipes galore, not to mention more red-haired folks in one place than you're likely to see anywhere outside of Scotland itself. There will also be food and Scottish-product vendors, plus plenty of McEwan's strong ale,  so go extra-easy if you're on two wheels OK?  See ya there!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darn, I missed it . . . and I was even in Maryland yesterday :)

I've been to the McClain Festival in Carlisle, PA a few times (my favorite part is the Border Collie demonstrations). I've also had the Highland Games in Ligonier on my calendar a few times, but something has always come up to interfere.

May 16, 2010 at 6:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Doug Just Doug said...

Too bad, it was tons of fun and the weather was great. I registered at the Clan MacKenzie tent; supposedly I'm related to them on my mother's side. Calendar this one for next year! It's supposed to be the largest in the States. I enjoy the Border Collies, too, but my favorites are the games like the caber toss and the sheaf toss.

May 16, 2010 at 8:54:00 PM EDT  

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