This looks like fun:
It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Highland Games. Fredericksburg used to be on the international circuit and actually hosted the World Championship one year (1997, I think). One of the pros, Carl Braun (what a great name for a heavy athletics competitor 🙂 ) lives here, so he and his family had organized a games and festival here for several years. Alas, the games are here no longer.
I do think it’s funny that all Scottish sports are based on “take something heavy and throw it.” Cabers, hammers, weights, stones, and bundles of straw. Ask my mate Rob about that. 😀
That’s not the complete games, of course. They compete in just about anything, but primarily you have the sports (throwing heavy objects), the music, the dancing, and dogs. Kind of like a local ag fair in the country. Although in the States, you don’t have the telephone pole toss, usually.
Anyway, that’s next weekend; I’ll have to check my sched and see if I might go one of the days. See you there!