The Scottish-American Society of Central Florida was founded in 1976 to celebrate and carry on the Scottish traditions here in the US. One of their most popular events is the annual Central Florida Scottish Highland Games.
This year’s games will be held the weekend of January 19 – 20, 2013, at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs, FL.
Come out to cheer the athletes tossing rocks and trees. Watch dancers and listen to bands. Dance to the old tribal rhythms. Meet distant kin in Clan Row. See how far you can carry a boulder. Even if you aren’t Scottish, you’ll enjoy immersing yourself in the culture.
A Saturday pass gets you admission to the games from 8am to 9pm, and includes the evening ceilidh (party). For adults, it is $17 in advance and $20 at the gate.
A Sunday games pass offers admission from 9am to 5pm. It is $12 in advance for adults and $15 at the gate.
Children 6-11 are $5 both days.
For more information, to buy advance tickets or to get directions, visit flascot.com.
As Monty Python would say, if it’s not Scottish, it’s crap.
If you feel that way, or just want to check out some good old fashioned Scottish heritage, then you’ll want to be at the 2011 Central Florida Scottish Highland Games.
The two-day event, happening this weekend January 15 and 16 in Winter Springs, includes competitions for pipe bands, soloists, drummers, athletics, dancers, hashing run, and archery.
There are also dancing exhibitions, live music and, of course, plenty of food and drink. Not to mention more clan tartan than you can blow a bagpipe at.
The whole event takes place at Central Winds Park (1000 E. SR 484) in Winter Springs, FL, with the exception of a special sold-out Friday night Whisky Tasting that takes place at the Altamonte Hilton.
Tickets for Saturday are $17 in advance (purchase online) and $20 at the gate for adults. Sunday adult tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Discounts are available for children 6-17.
[Image courtesy Central Florida Scottish Highland Games]