Dundee is ready for Scottish Festival
DUNDEE--The Dundee Scottish Festival will celebrate their 10th anniversary this Saturday, Sept. 7. The event features various attractions and vendors embracing the Scottish culture. The festival opens at 10 a.m. at the Dundee VFW field on the corner of Seneca Street and Jessop Road.
The event includes three stages of entertainment, music and pipe bands. There are two major celebrations throughout the day, the opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and the coronation ceremony at 4:30 p.m. There are also timed events at the Highlander stage, Highlander and Lady Scot tent, piper's circle, main tent and pavilion stage.
The piper's circle will feature: The Caledonian Highlander Pipes and Drums, 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums and Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band. The pavilion stage will include performances by Arise And Go, Crane Irish Dance, Step In Time, Doolin' O' Deh and Celtic Warrior Demonstrations. The main tent will have the MacLeod Fiddlers, Step In Time, Doolin' O' Deh and Merry Mischief.
Festival foods will be available as well as Scottish pies, bridies, haggis and mushy peas. Every meal, American or Scottish, can be followed by Scottish scones or shortbread. There is also cotton candy and fried dough. Festival vendors will sell Scottish wares and crafts and craft beers will be served as well as local Finger Lakes wines.
Another highlight will be the highland games with Braemar and open stone Braemar, weight for distance, Scottish hammer, sheaf toss, heavyweight for height and the caber toss. Athletes and youth can participate in the feats of strength. A teen warrior competition will be added to the highlander games for ages 13 to 17. It is open to all teens, experience is not necessary.
The Scottish Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased online at www.dundeescottishfestival.com.