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Middle Tennessee Highland Games
Sat., September 9, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Visit the Middle Tennessee Highland Games for athletics, music, food and fun. Come celebrate a Celtic culture festival in the tradition of the clan gatherings in Scotland and the six nations beyond. A hallmark of the games is the famed athletic competitions where strong men and women clad in colorful tartans vie to be the best in the caber (pole) toss, the hammer throw and more. Children can try their skill at a mini version or visit the craft area. Find your clan tent and connect with family. Tap your toe to a full selection of music from traditional pipes and drums, to folk songs and ballads, roving minstrels and celtic rock. Watch the Highland Lassies or Irish Steppers dance or learn a reel of your own from the Scottish Country Dancers. Try a scotch egg or shortbread from the selection of traditional scottish fare or good ol hamburgers, pizza or BBQ. Take home a piece of your family tartan from the market vendors. Come learn about the people who settled the mid south and the traditions they left behind. Enjoy the day, embrace a bit of history and possibly discover a piece of yourself. Bring a cooler and a chair.