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Scottish Games make annual Altamont trek

Experience a taste of Scotland. The Capital District Scottish Games will be held Sept. 2 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and Sept. 3 (gates open at 9 a.m.) at the Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand St., Altamont. Tickets are available at the gate. Advanced discount tickets are available only online at http://www.scotgames.com/. 

A Capital Region tradition since 1939. Enjoy massed bands with hundreds of pipers and drummers competing in the Northeastern U.S. Pipe and Drum Championships, children’s events, exhibits by Scottish clans and societies, vendors for kilts, celtic jewelry, woolens and sweaters. Scottish, American and international foods and beverages will be available. A Scottish breeds dog exhibition will be held Saturday afternoon. Northeastern U.S. Highland Dance Championship and the Northeastern U.S. Highland Athletics Championship will also take place. Mike DeAngelis will be performing solo in the poll barn during the day on Saturday then will join his bandmates when Get Up Jack takes the stage in the Beer Tent for the Céilidh Saturday night. The entertainment is non-stop at the Beer Tent, where you will hear the Brigadoons from Ontario,  Enter the Haggis, and local favorites such as the McKrells.  

Veterans and Active Military: You will save 50 percent on your Gate Admissions on both Saturday and Sunday. Just show you ID Card at the Gate. These discounts are available only at the gate on the day of admission.

 

Gloria Mazure

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