NOW THAT WAS A WONDERFUL GAMES!

As the Saturday evening sun glistened on the pipes and drums of 1449 pipers and drummers playing Scotland the Brave to the overflowing and enthusiastic crowd, the 2018 Glengarry Highland Games came to a close. With the last notes fading on the air, the crowd cheered not only for the bands’ breathtaking performance but also for the memory of another wonderful Games and celebration of all things Scottish.

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Festival, Fair and Fun All Rolled Into One 

All over Glengarry the spare rooms are being aired, the welcome mats are out and everyone is getting ready to welcome friends and family home for another edition of the Glengarry Highland Games on August 3 & 4 in Maxville, Ontario. Christmas might be missed, Thanksgiving can be given a pass but thousands each year make sure they are home for the Games this weekend. Competitors from across Canada and the United States are already on their way with Maxville their destination and a winning medal their goal. 

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The Games are Jam-Packed with Excitement and Fun

When the Glengarry Highland Games come to mind, it brings images of colour and pageantry with 1500 pipers and drummers, of grace and skill with the highland dancers, and of thrilling feats of strength with the heavyweights. Overlaid on all of that are the rousing tunes of Glengarry’s great celtic bands.

The Games are all that and more. On August 3 and 4, the grounds of the Kenyon Agricultural Society in Maxville will be bursting with wall-to-wall activities that feature something for every age and interest.

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Traditional Scottish Events are the Heart and Soul of the Games

For centuries wherever highland games have been held, competitions take place in piping and drumming, highland dancing and the heavyweights. First held as tests of strength and agility among male competitors, modern Games have grown to include female athletes as well. The Glengarry Highland Games on August 3rd and 4th will proudly present some of the finest exhibitions of the best in these events.

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The Tattoo and Concert Hit the Right Notes at the Games

The temperatures are soaring, the skies are sunny, and summer just keeps getting better. All are signs that the Glengarry Highland Games are right around the corner. Across North America, plans are being made for travel to Maxville on August 3 & 4th for the 71st edition of this premier highland event. With all of the hard work of the Games committees to prepare, everyone will be pleased with this year’s lineup of events and attractions.

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