Get your Scottish on!
Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26, 2016
The Round Hill Highland Games is a non-profit charitable organization sponsoring a yearly festival
Rain or Shine!
celebrating Scottish heritage and tradition, and holding highland game competitions.
It was King Malcolm III (1057-93) who started the Scottish Highland Games nearly a thousand years ago
at Craig Choinich by Braemar near Balmoral, in order to sort out the smartest, swiftest, strongest,
most nimble, accurate, agile and coordinated Cumbrians
with the most prowess, endurance, stamina and character from amongst his subjects!
These subjects became the King’s Royal Inner Circle of protectors and couriers when going into battle.
Please join us for our 92nd Annual Highland Games,
to be held at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut.
The Round Hill Highland Games are the third oldest Games in the United States!
A wee bit o' Scotland will be at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville CT
on Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26, 2016, from 8am to 5pm.
We welcome those of Scottish descent and Scots-at-heart
all wishing for a fun-filled day of Scottish activities.
Enjoy traditional Highland dancing, drum major, piping and drumming competitions,
pipe band competitions, Scottish country dancing, heavy athletic competitions,
races and amateur sports for the whole family, children’s games & crafts,
and fabulous Scottish food & drink.
Tartans are proudly displayed in the Parade of Clans.
Clans and Scottish Societies encourage us to trace our heritage and learn about Scottish history.
Children gather clan stamps on their Scottish Passport,
and clan war cries resound as the tug-o-war teams pull to victory!
Click here to register your Clan.
Scottish Country Dancing is the forerunner of American square dancing.
Dancers demonstrate the elegant and lively country dances throughout the day at the Clan Village,
and invite us all to join in!
Highland Dance Competition is held at the Dance Tent.
Energetic competitors perform the intricate and athletic steps of the traditional Highland dances!
Click here to register for Highland Dance Competition.
Piping, drumming, drum major and pipe band competitions delight us with Scottish music!
You'll find yourself clapping your hands and tapping your feet to the lively music of reels and marches,
while the centuries-old Great Music of Piobaireachd (pronounced 'pee-o-broc') stirs the soul.
Dressed in Highland style, competitors select the tunes they play,
and can be heard practicing in the across the park.
Our Open competitions feature professionals from across the country.
Drum majors take center field to 'strut their stuff' with lively competition!
Individual piping and drumming competitions are held across the wooded grounds,
while Pipe Bands with their colorful tartans march in opening ceremonies and compete on center field.
Click here to register for Drum Major Competition.
Click here to register for Individual Piping & Drumming Competition.
Click here to register for Pipe Band Competition.
The tempting aroma of Scottish barbeque, fish & chips, meat pies and bridies fill the air,
while traditional American hot dogs and hamburgers smoke on the grill.
Plenty of merchandise vendors provide a wide variety of Scottish and Celtic wares.
There's something for everyone - from gourmet foods to ancient weaponry to jewelry to t-shirts to piping supplies and so much more!
Our vendors' selection is simply amazing!
Interested in becoming a Vendor? Contact our Secretary for more information!
Heavy Athletics brings world class competitors from across the country to toss the Caber,
the Hammer, the Weights and the Sheaf (no sheep are used or harmed in this event!).
Watch as these kilted strongmen lift the Stones of Strength on Center Field!
Our traditional Amateur Heavyweight Competition includes events for masters, women and men.
Round Hill is the first Highland Games where amateurs may try their hand at turning a real caber
or throwing the Weight over the Bar!
Click here to register for Heavyweight Athletic Competition.
There are many activities for children of all ages, including crafts, running races,
parent/child races, learning a highland dance and Scottish country dances!
Traditional highland events for Children include the Stone Put, tossing of the Caber,
running races and everyone's favorite - tug-o-war!
Children visit the Clan tents for stamps in their RHHG Passport and help in solving fun puzzles!
Completed passports win a commemorative prize at King Malcolm's Children Tent.
Have your photo taken as a Highland Bagpiper, a Scottish Chieftan, a Highland Dancer,
a beheaded Queen of Scotland or Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster!
Our picture boards are fun for all ages!
Adults compete in fun amateur sport events, including running races and tug-o-war.
Lasses show their prowess in distance and accuracy during the rolling pin toss,
an original event at the Round Hill Games and a favorite to watch and compete in!
Celtic folk music, a Scottish harpist, Scottish Country Dancers and a Scottish Rock Band will entertain throughout the day.
Be sure to join in the Sing-a-long of familiar Scottish tunes!
Massing of the Bands during closing ceremonies is not to be missed!
Over 200 pipers and drummers 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!"
For directions to the Games, click here.
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Round Hill Highland Games
at Lime Rock Park
60 White Hollow Road
Saturday/Sunday June 25-26, 2016
Brought to you by The Round Hill Highland Games, Inc., a non-profit organization.
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