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I'll have my Kilt on as a volunteer Saturday. The Heavy Games are a site to see. There is also camping available. Ticket prices start at $6 for age 5-12. Early Bird prices end on[masked]. Click on the link below for more pricing info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-loch-norman-highland-games-tickets-52497764226 LOCH NORMAN HIGHLAND GAMES The Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill is a family friendly event presented by Historic Rural Hill. Come and experience all the fun with Highland Dancing, Bagpipe Bands, Highland Athletics, a Giant Kid's Zone, Scottish Merchants, Haggis, Celtic Rock and Traditional Performers, Historic Reenactments, Scottish Country Dancing, Sunday Church Service, Hearth Cooking, NC Beer and Wine, Whiskey Tastings, Kilted Running Events, Scottish Clan Societies, Shoot Long Bows and Blowguns, Throw a Battle Axe and so much more! SATURDAY Time Event 7:30 Piping and Drumming registration begins 8:00 Field opens - Registration for Amateur Scottish Athletic events (at Heavy Athletics Tent) Piping & Drumming competition begins 8:30 Highland Dancing competition begins 9:00 Registration for Battle Axe competition 9:30 Professional, “A” Amateur, and Women’s Heavy Athletic Competitions begin 10:00 OPENING CEREMONIES: Presentation of the Honored Guests with the Loch Norman Pipe Band, Scottish American Military Society Post #1775 and the 78th Fraser Highlanders (on the Main Field) FOLLOWING OPENING CEREMONIES: Celtic entertainment begins (Celtic Music Tent) 11:00 The Scottish Country Dancing Tent opens with dancing until 3:00 pm Carolinas Open Premier Highland Dancing competition begins Kilt Dedication (at Clan Henderson Tent) 12:00 Heavy Stone Lift & Carry (on the Main Field) Massed Pipe Bands performance (on the Main Field) 12:30 Flag Retirement Ceremony (on the Main Field) 1:30 Pipe Band Competition Shepherding demonstration (on Main Field) Long Bow competition (Historic Encampment) Scottish Whisky Seminar (in Cultural Center)* 1:45 Registration closes for Amateur Wrestling 2:00 Amateur Wrestling competition (on Main Field) Women’s Battle Axe competition 3:00 Men’s Battle Axe competition 3:30 Tug-of-War begins on the Athletic Field Whiskies of the World (in the Cultural Center)* SUNDAY Time Event 8:00 Registration for Amateur Heavy Athletics at the Heavy Athletics Tent 9:00 Qualifying for Amateur Heavy Athletics begins Registration for Kilted Mile at the Athletic Tent Worship service at the Rural Hill Burying Ground (In Cultural Center in event of rain) Highland Dancing competition begins 10:00 Practice throws at Battle Axe until 11:30 10:30 Celtic entertainment begins (Celtic Music Tent) 11:00 Best Clan Tent Award 12:00 The Parade of Tartans and Massed Band Performance Scottish Country Dancing tent opens with demonstrations and instructions 12:30 Amateur Scottish Athletic Competition 1:00 Kilted Races (on the Main Field) 1:30 Shepherding demonstration (on Main Field) Scotch Whisky Seminar (in Cultural Center)* 2:30 Challenge Match at Battle Axe (entry fee required) 3:00 Flag Retirement Ceremony (on the Main Field) 4:00 Presentation of Awards at Reviewing Stand 4:30 Closing Ceremonies at the Cairn 6:00 Volunteer Muster**
I'll plan a hike not far from Mount Airy, then arrive at the festival between Noon and 1 PM, and have lunch at the Festival. More info later The 2019 Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm in beautiful downtown Mount Airy, NC. The festival features top North Carolina wineries and craft beer producers, wonderful food and great music. Tickets are not for sale yet, I'll add the ticket link later. $20 thru April or $25 at the festival
We'll be going out for the music and lots of fun, if you're interested in the tasting it's earlier in the day. THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS are the headliners, I've seen them twice and they're awesome. I would call their music Progressive Bluegrass on Steroids, with a lot of Blues, R&B and some Rock mixed in. Bring a chair, there will be several food trucks, beer and wine available. Adults tickets are about $30 and the designated driver ticket about $18. www.ncbrewsmusic.com
The camping area I reserved is full. You're welcome to reserve your own spot or they have cabins with 2 to 4 beds; and join us for the hiking. The 2 bed cabins are real close to us. Let me know if you want more info on the cabins.