18th Annual Bethabara Highland Games

The Bethabara Highland Games (NC) was held on May 5, 2018.  Overcast skies and 80 degree was the weather of the day.   There were seventeen clan tents participating and Clan Wallace was among them.  Russ and Marcia Harper hosted the Clan Wallace tent.

These games are held at Historic Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The Highland Games at Historic Bethabara Park are held to pay respect to the heritage of the early Scots and Scots-Irish pioneers who helped and guided the Moravians in their settlement of the Wachovia tract.  This game is free and open for the enjoyment of the public.  Russ and I along Linda Tyrell and Grandson Adian marched in the parade of Tartan.

The entertainment included the Jamestown Pipes and Drum and North Carolina State Pipeband.  The Games included heavy athletics, Children’s Highland games competition, Children’s Colonial Games and storytelling, Border Collie Demonstration.  The vendors at the games included Lady Susan’s Shortbread, Near and Far Scottish,  Scottish Leather, Kelpie Pottery, Carolina Celt, and  Lumpy’s Ice Cream.

Thanks to all that came out and enjoyed the day with us.

 

Contributed by Marcia Harper

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