Bethabara Highland Games 5/12/2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Bethabara Highland Games
Join in the fun and games
Come celebrate the Twelfth Annual Bethabara Highland Games on May 12, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Festivities begin on Friday, May 11, with the Ceilidh (kay-lee), a traditional celebration of music and food, from 7 - 11 p.m. at the Community Arts Cafe, 411 West Fourth Street in Winston Salem. This event is sponsored by the Fiddle and Bow Society and the Community Arts Cafe. The Ceilidh will feature music by local groups, an open jam session and story telling. Bring your instrument and join in. Admission to this event is $10.00 (or $5.00 if you bring an instrument). Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Ceilidh (kay-lee) flier pdf [pdf/32kb/1p]
The Highland Games continue on Saturday, May 12, from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with tartan-clad athletes throwing heavy hammers, cabers, and the likes. There will be a gathering of Scottish clans, pipe and drum bands, battle axe competitions, children's events and Border collie sheep-herding demonstrations. Join us for dancing demonstrations, live music on the main stage, and exhibitors offering food and crafts.
Traditional Highland Games are once again a highlight of this year's festival. Champion Athletes come to test their strength by tossing the 100+ pound, 19+ foot caber end over end. Other events include the Clachneart, hammer throw for height, and the sheaf toss. Past Bethabara competitors include former World Champion Larry Brock.
New this year will be a Scottish Fiddle Competition.
Exhibitors will offer demonstrations and sales of traditional crafts and Celtic items.
This year's Bethabara Highland Games are sponsored in part by Kilpatrick Townsend.