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“Yer aff yer heid” as the Scottish would say! “You’re crazy” if you miss this year’s Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games on Saturday, August 27th at Old Westbury Gardens. Now in its 60th year, the day will be jam-packed with competitions such as a caber toss for adults and children, shortbread contests, tug o’ war, and tossing the sheaf and putting the stone.
Direct from Scotland, primal pipe and drum band, Albannach, will headline the day’s entertainment acts, as well as performances by Celtic band Bangers and Mash. Highland and country dancers with pipe bands will perform throughout the day.
Kids will have tons of fun and activities such as children’s face painting, Crazy Carter Storytelling and Puppets, Moon Bounce, children’s joust, and kilt-making demonstrations.
“Old Westbury Gardens has hosted this event for over 20 years and we are thrilled to welcome it back once again,” said Nancy Costopulos, president and CEO of Old Westbury Gardens. “With the variety of activities, competitions, entertainment acts and vendors, the day will have something for everyone to enjoy!”
Tickets can be purchased at www.oldwestburygardens.org.
71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY, 11568
About Old Westbury Gardens:
Built in 1906 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Old Westbury Gardens is the former home of John S. Phipps; his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps; and their children. Today, as a not-for-profit organization, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for a wide range of historical, cultural, artistic, educational, horticultural events, and more. Old Westbury Gardens seeks to inspire appreciation of the early 20 th century American country estate through faithful preservation and interpretation of its landscape, gardens, architecture and collections.
About Long Island Scottish Festival and Games:
The purpose is to organize, promote and present events to educate the general public about Scottish
music, literature, art, religion, traditions, customs, heritage and culture and to preserve and foster the same. To give educational talks to the public and private organizations regarding Scottish history and culture and to participate in related ethnic festivals.
August 16, 2022