It has come to pass that the annual Maine Highland Games is here again. A full day of Scottish traditions, food, and kilts. The bagpipes will be blaring, the sheepdogs will be herding, and the haggis will be devoured.
The Highland Games is the largest Scottish Festival in New England and is one of those things you just have to go visit when you are in Maine. But the most spectacular things you have to see at the Highland Games is the Sheep Dog Competition and the Athletic Competition.
The sheep dogs are incredibly well trained and are usually able to herd in the entire flock within minutes. These cute pooches will put whatever kind of trick your dog does to shame. Patches can fetch a stick? That’s cute. Can he fetch several sheep in one pass? Nope. Leave that to the experts. As for the strong man competition, nothing is more humbling than watching a giant dude in a kilt hurl what looks like a telephone pole across a field.
Tickets will be $18 at the gate the day of the games. Children 6 – 12 get in for $5 and children 5 and under get in free. Some swing by, bring the kids, kilts and try the haggis at the Maine Highland Games.
Fairgrounds Road Topsham, ME
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