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Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival
Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival are bringing a "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area. Each year residents of Northeast Florida and the surrounding areas gather and enjoy the athletics, music, food and fun of the games.
The Games continue to grow and reflect the deep connections and effects the Scots and their descendants have had on the United States as well as Northeast Florida in particular. As always our event will be held the last Saturday of February, the games will be held at:
Clay County Fairgrounds
2497 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL.
Saturday February 25th, 2017
The festival will begin at 9 AM and run until 10PM.
The history of the Highland Games can be traced back for well over a thousand years.
The biggest gatherings were those of the military where the commanding officers, like the Clan Chiefs of old, saw the advantages of encouraging sports and pastimes which kept their men fit, agile, and strong for war. Piping and dancing in particular were practiced as a form of relaxation wherever the regiments went. To this day some of the best pipe bands can be found in the armed forces.