Ft Lauderdale fest goes plaid

February 17, 2017 by  

Residents in the Fort Lauderdale area are donning their kilts, heating up their haggis, and pulling out their bagpipes in anticipation of the Scottish American Society’s 34th Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Highland Games. The all-day event features traditional competitions, music, and food.

Like a typical Highland games event found in Scotland, the competition will feature such fixtures as the caber toss, hammer toss, and stone of strength. Additionally, a piping and drumming band competition will also be held. Prizes or awards for the competitions have not yet been announced.

A number of demonstrations of traditional Scottish life and culture will also be given. Several groups will get up on stage and perform traditional country dances, and Wanda Albritton will lead a round of Scottish Highland dancing. A shepherding demonstration, including border collies and classic Scottish commands and techniques will also be made.

The festival will also have vendors selling traditional Scottish food and drinks, crafts, and clothing. Brochures with a map of the vendors as well as a schedule for the games and competitions can be found on the website.

The Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be held on March 4 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Plantation Heritage Park, located at 1100 S. Fig Tree Ln. Admission is $20 for adults and $3 for children under 14. Anyone looking for more info should visit the website.