Don't miss the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland games this weekend in Arlington. Ethnic food lovers will enjoy sampling haggis, fish & chips, scotch eggs, meat pies, bridies, & bangers will be available as well as American festival foods-- although there's no word yet on that other Scottish delicacy, deep fried Mars bars. The three day event promises plenty of activities and enjoyment for the whole family, so plan on joining the fun at the 24th annual Texas Scottish Festival!
You don't have to be a foodie to enjoy the Scottish ale brewing competition, shortbread contest and Scotch whisky tastings and seminars. Bairns will have plenty to keep them busy in the special children's area. Grab a Scottish ale and cheer on the caber toss at the Highland games, marvel at the traditional Scottish Highland Dance and bagpiping competitions, check out the All-Scottish breed dog show and enjoy the fireworks display. You can also learn about Scottish history and geneology, search for your clan among the 65 clans represented at the Texas Scottish Festival, or enjoy a wealth of live Celtic music from a variety of well-known musicians, including this year's headliners, local favorites The Kildares.
To introduce you to the glory that is haggis, and to find out where to buy haggis and other Scottish food in the Dallas Metroplex, read my article about the Scottish national dish: Fun with Haggis!
Highlander Magazine has rated the Texas Scottish Festival the number one Scottish festival in North America for entertainment and talent. The organizers of the Texas Scottish Festival expect 50,000 people in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to attend the three day event at Maverick Stadium on the UTA campus in Arlington, Texas.. The Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games starts tonight at 5 pm until midnight, and continues tomorrow, June 5, from 9 am to midnight and finishes Sunday, June 6, from 9 am to 6 pm. To learn more, check out the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games website.
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