Highlands come to Whidbey Island
August 6, 2008 · 1:16 AM
Come and join the fun Saturday, Aug. 9, when the tradition of the Highland Games comes alive at the historic Greenbank Farm.
Thrill to the sound of the bagpipes and the cadence of the drums as you witness first hand the array of talented pipers and drummers competing before judges. Behold the grace and elegance of the Scottish dancers as they regale you with the traditional Highland and National dances. Be amazed by the titans who toss the caber and put the stone, matching skill and strength on the athletic field of battle. The little ones can get involved by competing in the kids’ events in the afternoon.
Enjoy the variety of Celtic performances including Maggie’s Fury, last year’s favorite Ockhum’s Razor, Scottish and Irish dancing performances and the delightful strings of Celtic Chaos. The canine talents of the Cascade Comets Flyball sport will perform throughout the day.
When visitors get hungry, a variety of food is available including traditional Scottish cuisine and you can quench you thirst with a Boundary Bay ale from the beer garden. Trace your ancestry as you stroll among the clan tents or enjoy browsing throughout the vender shops, which display traditional Scottish clothing, literature, music and much more.
Spend a full day of fun and enjoy a wee bit of Scotland right here on Whidbey Island. For those looking to save gas, the free service of Island Transit will be making bus stops throughout the day. Admission is $8 for adults $8, children 5 to 12 along with seniors and those with military ID cards get in for $6, and kids 4 and under are admitted free. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. No pets are allowed on the grounds.
If you are interested in volunteering call Julie at 360-331-5446.
For more information go to www.wihg.org.