Roundhill Highland Games - July 3rd, Cranbury Park

posted May 21, 2010, 5:58 PM by Brian Mitchell   [ updated May 21, 2010, 6:04 PM ]
A wee bit o' Scotland will be at Cranbury Park in Norwalk CT on Saturday, July 3, 2010, from 8am to 6pm.
 
Enjoy traditional Highland dancing, drum major, piping and drumming competitions, pipe band competitions, Scottish country dancing, heavy athletic competitions, amateur sports, children’s games & crafts, song and fabulous food & drink.  Click here to watch a video of the Games!
 

Admission
Adults (ages 13-64) - $15
Seniors (ages 65+) - $10
Children (ages 5-12) - $5
Children under 5 - Free

Don't forget to bring your folding chairs & sunscreen!
 
For directions to the Games and offsite parking, click here.
 
Sorry, NO pets are permitted on the Park grounds.
  • Tartan's are proudly displayed in the Parade of Clans during opening ceremonies.
  • Clans encourage visitors to trace their heritage and learn about Scottish history.
  • Children gather clan stamps on their Scottish Passport to win a prize, and clan war cries resound as the tug-o-war teams pull to victory.  Click here to see a list of participation events.
  • Don't miss the award presentations and massing of the bands during closing ceremonies, as the bands take center field and play Amazing Grace to end the day's activities. As Fergie says, "If that doesn't stir ye, ye must be deid!"
 
 
 
Highland Dance Competition begins in the morning at the dance pavilion.
 
Scottish Country Dancers demonstrate the elegant and lively country dances throughout the day, and invite us all to join in this forerunner of American square dancing.
 
Pipe Bands with their colorful tartans compete throughout the day.
 
Individual piping and drumming competitions are held across the wooded groves on the mansion grounds.
 
Drum majors take center field to 'strut their stuff' with lively competition.
 
Folk music and a Scottish Rock Band will entertain throughout the day.
 
The tempting smells of Scottish fish & chips and meat pies fill the air
mingled with traditional American hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill.
 
Plenty of merchandise vendors provide a wide variety of Scottish and Celtic wares.
 
 Have your picture-board photo taken as Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster,
a Highland Bagpiper, a Scottish Chieftan, a Highland Dancer or a beheaded Queen of Scotland!
 
There are many activities for children of all ages, including crafts, running races, parent/child races, and everyone's favorite - tug-o-war.
 
The Ben Nevis Climbing Wall challenges young and old to take on Scotland's highest mountain.
 
Once again Round Hill will hold a Professional Heavyweight Competition at our 2010 Games.
 
Heavy Athletics brings world class competitors from across the county to toss the Caber,
the Hammer, the Weights and the Sheaf (not the Sheep).
 
The traditional Scottish heavyweight competition includes events for both women and men.
Round Hill is the only Games where amateurs may try their hand at turning a caber!
 
Adults compete in amateur sport events, including running races and tug-o-war.
Lasses show their prowess in distance and accuracy during the rolling pin toss,
a favorite of the Round Hill Games competitions!
 
Please come and enjoy a festive day of Scottish family fun.
A good time will be had by all.
 
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