Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games - a Photo Essay

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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May 30, 2009 / 2 comments

As longtime readers of Wandering Educators will know, i LOVE Scotland. I love it when I am able to visit, I love bagpipes, and the sea, and the Highlands, and tartans, and history...well, the list goes on. When we were in Minnesota recently, we had the good fortune to attend the Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games.

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

It was so much fun! From the Highland Games and Heavy events, to Highland Dancing, to Piping - it was wonderful! There was a plethora of Clan Tents around, for people to learn and explore their Scottish History (our family descends from Clan Cumming). There were plenty of vendors, of all sorts of great treats. There were kids activities, Highland cattle, a Scottish Tea Room, and more.  There was even a multi-person Nessie wandering around!

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games - nessie

Nessie

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games  - kids caber toss

Kids Caber Toss

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

Scottish Tea Room

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

There were bagpipe competitions, and it was glorious to watch and listen. The best, of course, was saved for last - a massed Pipe Band on the field. It gave goosebumps (and that wasn't just the nippy wind!).  Here are some photos that we took at the Minnesota Scottish Fair - enjoy!

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

 

Ready to go to the Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games next year? Save the date - May 22, 2010. For more information, please see:

http://www.mnscottishfair.org/highlandgames/highlandgames.html

 

Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games

 

Interested in Exploring Minnesota? It's easy - head to ExploreMinnesota and you'll find a plethora of activities, ideas, places to stay, and more.  We thank ExploreMinnesota for their great help on our recent trip.  


 

Love travel photos?? ME TOO!! This photo essay is part of Photo Fridays, over at DeliciousBaby.com. Head over there and explore the world with us!

 

All photos copyright Dr. Jessica Voigts

Comments (2)

  • Dominique-Midwe...

    13 years 8 months ago

    What? No haggis?

    We had haggis once at a Scottish fest in Thunder Bay, ON. I think we were two of very few who dared try it that day :lol:

    I love hearing bagpipes, too. This fest looks like a lot of fun.

  • Dr. Jessie Voigts

    13 years 8 months ago

    i have tried haggis, in scotland (and if i didn't think abt it, it tasted good). there was some for sale, at the mn scottish fair!!

    it was a blast. i am so glad we went!

     

    Jessie Voigts, PhD

    Publisher, wanderingeducators.com

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