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Highland Games

Competitive Highland Games running all day Saturday & Sunday.

ATHLETE registrations need to be received by August 30th to guarantee your t-shirt.

The Caber Toss: is a traditional Scottish athletic event practiced at the Scottish Highland Games involving the tossing of a large wooden pole called a caber, similar to a telephone pole or power pole.  It is said to have developed from the need to toss logs across narrow chasms to cross them. In Scotland the caber is usually made from a Larch pine tree and is typically 19 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds…

Caber Toss

To see this event in action, come by the center arena Saturday & Sunday from 1:00PM onwards


The Hammer Throw: is an athletic throwing event where the object is to throw a heavy metal ball attached to a wire and handle.  Like other throwing events, the competition is decided by who can throw the ball the farthest.  The men’s hammer weighs 16 pounds and measures 3 feet 11 34 inches in length and the women’s hammer weighs 8.82 lb and 3 feet 11 inches in length.

Hammer Toss

To see this event in action, come by the center arena throughout the day both Saturday & Sunday.


The Sheaf Toss: is a traditional Scottish agricultural event originally contested at country fairs.  A pitchfork is used to hurl a burlap bag stuffed with straw over a horizontal bar above the competitor’s head. Typical weight for the bag is 16 pounds.  Three chances are given to each competitor to cleanly go over the bar, without touching it.  After all challengers have made their attempts, the bar is raised and all successful competitors move on to the new height.  This continues until all but one athlete is eliminated.

Sheaf Toss
To see this event in action, come by the center arena throughout the day bot
h Saturday & Sunday.

Weight for Height: is a test of strength featured at Scottish Highland games.  The weight is a steel or lead weight (with a bell, spherical or cylindrical shape) attached to a metal circular handle.  The weight is thrown one-handed over a bar set at increasing heights above the thrower.  The thrower has three attempts for each successive height. Places are determined by maximum height reached with the fewest misses.

The size of the weight varies with the competition class.  Advanced male athletes throw a 56 lb. weight, female athletes throw a 28 lb. weight.

Weight for Height

To see this event in action, come by the center arena throughout the day both Saturday & Sunday.


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