The Greenville Highland Games are calling and Aye must go!
Join me in Greenville, South Carolina on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-24, 2014, for some awesome Scottish games, events and the world’s BEST KILT CONTEST!
To quote Dee Benedict, Board chair and Wild Eyed Southern Celtic woman:
In the finest tradition of marauding Scots, we are taking over Downtown Greenville and points north. We are re-branding the whole kit and caboodle into one fabulous word, GALLABRAE, which is a mash up of two Gallic words meaning “Something bold and daring” and “beautiful highlands.” That’s us! Bold and daring Scots in the beautiful Highlands of the Upstate!
Some of the EVENTS:
5/23 Great Scot! Parade 6:00 pm
5/23 The Bagpipe Challenge! 7:00 pm
5/23 The Ceilidh! 7:00 pm
5/24 Demonstrators 8:30 am
5/24 The Greenville Scottish Games 8:30 am
5/24 The British Car Show 9:30 am
5/24 RAPTORS! 9:30 am
5/24 Opening Ceremonies 10:30 am
5/24 Celtic Jam 6:30 pm
11/16 Miss Greenville Scottish Games 7:00 pm
I will be hosting Rocking the Kilt, a new and fun contest to crown the man who who rocks our Celtic socks off in his kilt!
Open to ALL men in a kilt, between ages 18 and 100–claymores and dirks allowed, but not required, y’all.
We’ll have everything from wood faeries to border collies, hot Celtic music from Seven Nations to bagpipes and belly dancing with Cu Dubh, Southern fried haggis to traditional Scottish dishes and MUCH more.
Our featured clan this year is the wild and mighty Clan Kennedy, led by their hereditary Chief, the Marquess of Ailsa, Earl of Cassillis.
To purchase tickets and see the full schedule of performers and events, go to Gallabrae.com.
You can read the online version of The Dirk, the official newsletter of the Greenville Scottish Games, by clicking HERE.