MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Kilts, cabers, and Scottish culture will be in high supply at Boone Hall Plantation Saturday as the 43rd Annual Scottish Games returns for a day of jovial competition.
Presented by the Scottish Society of Charleston, the Scottish Games brings clans from around the world to the Lowcountry to not only compete, but to revel in the culture of their homeland.
Saturday's games kick off at 9 a.m. with a presentation of the visiting clans. The real fun will then get underway as the Scots participate in piping and drumming competitions and Scottish heavy athletics.
The heavy athletics events include the Sheaf Toss, the Stone of Strength, and the Caber Toss, which challenges the giant athletes to toss a nearly 20 foot tall, 175 pound tapered pole end over end.
The Scottish Games will feature a little bit of everything to keep participants and attendees busy, including Scottish dancing, a beer garden, Border Collie demonstrations, and Scottish food and merchandise.
There will also be a children's area, complete with games, crafts and cultural activities for kids 12 and under.
Adult tickets for the 43rd Annual Scottish Games are $18, with children tickets set at $5.
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