Virginia Scottish Games and Festival

I try to catch this festival every Labor Day Weekend. My first time, the festival started off with a dude jumping out of an airplane and landing on the field exactly at noon. And then there was a tattoo of kilted bagpipe players and a parade of clans. You can’t make this stuff up, people!

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show off my little guy tossing a caber.

The formal games begin soon after the pomp subsides. I’m talking about big burly men tossing cabers while you guzzle beers and munch haggis. If you have a more sensitive palate, you can enjoy violin music in one of the tented stages.

Although this is a great place to throw down with your mates, the festival organizers work hard to keep it kid-friendly. I was particularly impressed with the mini-games held for the under 12 set last year. We didn’t have to register my little man in advance, and he had a great time.

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