See below for pictures!
This was a completely new experience for me. Something I had accidentally stumbled upon while sifting through the internet garbage of Facebook. If you haven’t gone, I recommend joining the endless kilts and bagpipes!
Without further ado, the Scottish-American Society of Central Florida is responsible for this remarkable opportunity to bring lost traditions to a modern community via these Central Florida Highland Games. You can check them out here: http://www.flascot.com/
Last minute lessons:
If you arrive before they open, there might be a chance to park your car at the field. If not, just save yourself the trouble and park at the suggested satellite options.
Beer tickets. Get as many as you think you’ll need for the day. The lines quickly wrap around tents, slowly baking you in the hot sun that the weatherman lied to you about.
Sunscreen. Florida + doing anything in the hot sun = burnt epidermis. Don’t let the weather or the events fool you. Put the darn paste on. Get it in your mouth and eyes, your face will thank me later.
Some quick highlights:
Caber Toss - Grown men with beards and kilts throwing logs.
Border Collies herding sheep – I live in Florida. We don’t have sheep!
Turkey Legs - Learned their new name, “Chicken on a stick.”
Highland Cattle – Babies!
Bagpipes – Imagine hating the most annoying musical instrument. Now imagine hundreds of them playing for you all day!