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Foothills Highland Games
FOOTHILLS HIGHLAND GAMES
The Blue Ridge Community College campus in
Hendersonville, NC, will be the site of the fourth annual Foothills
Highland Games, sponsored by SCOTS (Scottish Clans of the South)Nov. 5-7, 2004. The college, conveniently located just off I-26,
will see cabers fly and pipe bands play as thousands celebrate their
Something of interest will be found for the entire
family. Dancers will perform the Sword Dance, the Highland Fling and
more. Dog lovers will enjoy the prowess of the border collies as they
herd sheep and ducks. Athletes will toss the caber in just one of seven
traditional sporting events during which the kilt-clad competitors push
mind and muscle to the limits.
Children will have much to entertain them as well at the
Childrens tent. Storytelling, scavenger hunts, and projects will be
both fun and educational.
Clans will be available to answer genealogy questions and
help to locate ancestral roots. Lectures by noted historians will
comprise Education Day on Friday the 5th.
Sample authentic Scottish and Irish foods. Listen to the
mellow sounds of balladeer Carl Peterson and move to the sound of the
Celtic Rock band, Rathkeltair with Neil Anderson.
Hear the skirl of the bagpipes and get an early start on
your Christmas shopping. The fall event will be made even more colorful
with the swirl of kilts and the colors of the many tartans that will be
worn and displayed. The college is an ideal site for the Games and gives
the opportunity to make learning and discovery a new twist with this
Join us in
this celebration where tradition and revelry come together and everyone
is kith and kin (family) for a few days.
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