Get your Scottish on!
Saturday, July 5, 2014
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.
Please join us for our 91st Annual Highland Games,
to be held at Cranbury Park in Norwalk, Connecticut.
The Round Hill Highland Games are the third oldest Games in the United States!
A wee bit o' Scotland will be at Cranbury Park in Norwalk CT
on Saturday, July 5, 2014, 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.
Travelling from The Big Apple?
The New York Caledonian Club will be sponsoring a bus from NYC to the Round Hill Games!
Click here for more information!
Click here to make reservations!
Tartans are proudly displayed in the Parade of Clans during opening ceremonies.
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 throughout the day at the Dance Tent by the Carriage House.
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 throughout the day!
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 many coves and shaded areas across the park.
Our Open competitions feature professionals from across the country.
Drum majors take center field in the morning to 'strut their stuff' with lively competition!
Individual piping and drumming competitions are held in the morning across the wooded groves on the mansion grounds.
Pipe Bands with their colorful tartans march in opening ceremonies and compete in the afternoon 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 unequaled!
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 only Highland Games where amateurs may try their hand at turning a real caber
or throwing the Weight over the Bar!
Adults can 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 compete in and watch!
Click here to register for Heavyweight Athletic Competition.
There are many activities for children of all ages, including crafts, running races,
parent/child 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!
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 at the Pavilion with familiar Scottish tunes!
Click here to see a list of events that you and your family can participate in!
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!"
Click here for schedule of events.
We welcome you to a festive day of Scottish family fun!
Plan to stay the day - there is much to see and do, and a good time will be had by all!
(Don't forget to bring your camera, folding chairs & sunscreen.)
We apologize, but per the Norwalk Parks Department:
NO glass bottles are allowed in any areas of the Park
NO grills may be brought into the Park
Pets are NOT permitted on the grounds the day of the Games
(Service dogs are allowed)
Also, due to insurance and permit requirements of the Norwalk Parks and Police Departments:
NO alcohol may be brought into the Park.
(Beer is available for purchase at the Games)
To advertise in our program, download our Ad Form.
It is important to remember that Round Hill is a non-profit organization.
Please consider becoming a Booster or Sponsor and create a personalized message to be placed in our 2014 Games Program!
Adults (ages 13-64) - $20
Seniors (ages 65+) - $10
Children (ages 5-14) - $10
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) - $50
Children under 5 - Free
(must be 5+ to participate in field sports)
On-site parking at Cranbury Park until 12:00 noon (space permitting)
$5 parking fee includes Games Program
Offsite parking available at two locations:
(Bus transportation will be available beginning at 10am):
LA Fitness Gym
761 Main Avenue (local Rt 7)
(across from Walmart)
Cranbury Elementary School
10 Knowalot Lane
(1/2 mile south of Cranbury Park on Grumman Ave)
Handicap Parking available at Cranbury Park
For directions to the Games and offsite parking, click here.
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Round Hill Highland Games
Kensett Ave & Grumman Ave (off Route 7)
Saturday, July 5, 2014
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