Thursday, May 19, 2016

Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games 2016

While my family and I love going to Renaissance Faires, we'd never managed to make it to the Texas Scottish Festival until this year. Honestly, we weren't planning on going this year either, but the weather was nice and cool that day, so we thought it'd be fun to see. We had a great time watching events like the Women's Scottish Hammer Throw. 
Those hammer throws are very intense! 
We also watched the Women's Heavy Weight for Distance.
In addition to watching the athletic events, we heard some lovely harp music, and my daughter had a great time in the bouncy castle in the children's area. We enjoyed eating some of the festival food, including delicious meat pies and a yummy scotch egg. I got a beautiful amber ring at one of the shops. 
Overall, we had a good time. While the Scottish Festival didn't have as many costumes or booths as a Renaissance Fair, it was a fun family friendly event.


4 comments:

  1. It looks good fun. I like that they played the bagpipes during the throwing.
    Amanda. #weekendblogshare

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it although a shame that they didn't have as many costumes etc that you would have liked to see. Great to see some kilts and strong women! Thanks for joining the #weekendblogshare

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