Friday, June 1, 2012

Utah Scottish Association to host festival at Thanksgiving Point

Thirty-six family clans and cultural organizations along with Celtic bands and dancers will gather June 8-9 for the 38th annual Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

"Festival events are for the entire community, not just those of Scottish descent," Bob Gallimore, a board member and publicity chairman for the Utah Scottish Association, wrote in an email. "All are graciously welcome to be Scots for a day!"

The festival and games will be held at Thanksgiving Point in Electric Park, a 15-acre outdoor venue with plenty of space to accommodate the wide range of activities offered. Highlights will include a Highland dance competition with ancient dances like the Highland Fling and the Sword Dance, Highland athletic competitions such as the National Sheaf Toss Championships, and multiple musical performances. Deseret News