This three-day event features Scottish culture and includes Celtic music, dancing and art with Scottish food and athletic and brewing contests.
At the event, four large entertainment tents hold professional bagpipers, folk musicians and dancers in Maverick Stadium. Competition grows fierce in contests for scotch-ale brewing, shortbread baking and possession of the “Bonniest Knees.” Professional Scottish athletes will also make appearances. Friday features a ceilidh, a boisterous get-together featuring traditional music and dancing, and on Sunday morning, guests can participate in kirking—worship and church services.
The annual international celebration attracts visitors from around the globe who delve into authentic traditions of Scottish culture.
More than 65 vivid clan tents cover the grounds at each year’s Texas Scottish festival, where Scots strut proudly around, wearing kilts and displaying their clan tartans. The notes of bagpipes float through the air, blasted from the lungs of talented soloists or from the year’s featured pipe-and-drum band. Market stalls show off Scottish and Celtic wares, from kilts and tartans to artisan Celtic jewelry and art.
Competition flourishes amid Scot-descended attendees and curious festgoers at professional or amateur athletics as well as in an all-Scottish-breed dog show. While multitudes of Scottish beers wet whistles and fortify bagpiping or kilt-twirling courage, food vendors sell American fair food alongside traditional Scottish sundries that include meat pies, Scotch eggs, and haggis — chopped meat cured in a sheep’s stomach to the sound of Highland lullabies.
The event is staged at Maverick Stadium on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.
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