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Scottish Festival returns to Dundee

    DUNDEE—The second annual Dundee Scottish Festival of the Finger Lakes will be held this Saturday, Sept. 10.
    The event will again take place at Black Rock Speedway, with a morning parade taking place down Water and Main Streets.  The day starts with a 7 a.m. breakfast and a 9 a.m. opening ceremony at the Presbyterian Church.  The parade also starts at 10 a.m., going from the Dundee school to Black Rock, where the gates will have opened. There will be crafts, food, and other activities throughout the day.
    Returning from last year, the event will feature equestrian and athletic demonstrations. The equestrian drill team will show off a routine, featuring various flags, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Competitors will also perform stone, weight and bar tosses like those in the Highland Games. This will take place at 12:30 p.m. Children’s games (similar to the athletic demonstrations), and Fly-Ball (dog race) demonstrations will be exhibited at 1 p.m.
    A second Fly-Ball demonstration will be at 2:30 p.m. Scottish sheepherding will also be shown at noon and 3:30 p.m. Organizers scheduled a dog dancing contest at 4 p.m.
    Various Scottish pipe and drums bands have been invited to perform during the parade and also for a “massed band” event later in the afternoon. The music and dance schedule after the parade includes:
Noon to 2 p.m. - MacLeod’s Fiddlers and pipe band presentations.
    Noon to 1 p.m. - Torvaldr Torgarson: performer, storyteller, and artist.
    1 p.m. - Scottish dancing at 1 p.m.
    2 p.m. - Performances by “Massed Bands” and “Celtic Trio” (until 3 p.m.).
    2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Torgarson performs again.
    3 p.m. - “Celtic Choir” (until 3 p.m.), and free Scottish music lessons at the Youth Tent.
    4 p.m. - Scottish dancing and demonstrations, “Celtic Pipes” performance (until 5 p.m.), and “Penny Whiskey” at the center stage (until 6 p.m.).
    5 p.m. - The “Ernst Family String Band” plays.
    Food and craft vendors will be present throughout the day. Wine and beer will be available in an adult only, beverage tent. The day ends with a closing ceremony at 7 p.m.
    Tickets cost $10 for people age 18 to 80.  Everyone else is free. For more and complete schedule of events, visit



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