I’ve been attending the Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games for as many years as I can remember. I raised my two sons in these Scottish traditions, year after year. So when the organizers from the Utah Scottish Association asked me if I wanted to talk about the games on my blog, I said absolutely YES.
The 2018 Games will be held June 8 – 10 at the Utah State Fair Park. If you’ve never been, this is definitely an event to enjoy for the whole family. There will be tents for all the different Clans, a variety of Highland dance competitions, traditional foods and crafts for purchase, bagpipe and drum bands, and those famous Scottish athletic competitions. Gotta love men in kilts (and a few women!) throwing heavy things around.
Disclaimer: I will receive some compensation from the Utah Scottish Association for this post, but my views as always, are my own. Photo credits Cody Hoagland (and some are my own photos over the years).
My favorite part is the entertainment – this year The Wicked Tinkers and Molly’s Revenge will be the headline bands. They’re two of my favorite bands and I know you’ll love them too. It’s just an experience you’ll never forget.
There’s a little something to delight everyone in the family. You might even find a tiny Utes fan in a kilt or a very small dog. Come and find your own adventure at the Scottish games!
Or my son and his crazy flamingo pink hair!
Here are some of the details:
Festival Hours are:
Friday June 8th 5pm – 10pm: featuring a Tattoo at 7:30pm.
Saturday June 9th 9am – 10pm: featuring opening ceremonies at Noon and a concert at 7pm.
Sunday June 10th 9am – 5pm: featuring a Kirkin’ ‘O the Tartan at 11am and the closing ceremonies at 4pm.
For more information on scheduling please visit their website at utahscots.org
Facebook: Utah Scottish Association
Facebook event: 2018 Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Be sure and take lots of pictures and hashtag them #UTScottishFest18 and #UtahScots Sometimes they have contests on their social media as well, so check around on Facebook and Instagram.
Pricing: At the event, ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for Seniors & Teens 12 – 18 years old, and free for children 11 and younger. Tickets are good for all 3 days of the event.
HOWEVER – I am offering two FREE pairs of tickets to my readers and social media Followers.
To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what YOUR favorite thing will be at this year’s games! Be sure that you include your Email address so I can contact you if you’ve won. I will select two winners on June 3rd for a pair of tickets each.
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