A wee bit of Scotland comes to Florida

March 1, 2013 by  

Those Miami residents looking for something a little different to do tomorrow may enjoy driving up to Fort Lauderdale for the 30th annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Attendees can reacquaint themselves with their Scottish heritage, but those who have no Scottish blood in the veins are welcome as well.

The Festival will be held at Snyder Park and is expected to attract more than 4,000 people. Many will come for the music, others to see the Scottish games, and some will no doubt arrive for the food. Booths will be set up by various Scottish clans and societies to educate the public, as well as welcome fellow members. Other booths will offer Scottish-related merchandise for sale, as well as Celtic art. Highland dance competitions and sheep dog demonstrations will also be held.

Traditional events held during the Highland games, which are competitions celebrating Celtic and Scottish heritage, will be available for viewing. Among these are the shot put, hammer throw and the most popular – the caber toss.

The festival is to be held tomorrow, March 2, and runs 9:00 am till 7:00 PM. Admission is $25 with children under 12 admitted free. Those who attend should be sure to take their time looking through the arts and crafts booths celebrating Scottish culture. Hopefully artisans and merchants will come prepared with an adequate business card printing from their local printing company, as well as brochures for those attendees who might wish to make purchases later.