|Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Begin Next Thursday|
|Written by Adam Hicks|
|Thursday, 02 July 2009 06:08|
One week from tonight, the first events of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held.
On Thursday, a picnic, Scottish entertainment, and sheep herding will begin at 4:30 p.m.
At 7:00 p.m., over 900 runners will participate in this year’s installment of the Bear, which is a five-mile footrace up Grandfather Mountain.
After the conclusion of the Bear, a torchlight ceremony will welcome each of the participating clans to the games.
Friday’s events will feature a Highland wrestling clinic for children, the very popular Celtic Music Jam, and several other events.
Most of the games will be held on Saturday with a Celtic Rock Concert to follow.
Sunday is the last day of the Highland Games and will include a Scottish worship service, a Scottish fiddling competition, and other events.
More information about the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games can be found online at www.GMHG.org.
Pictured is 24-year-old Eric Frasure, of Greenville. He was named the Scottish Athlete of last year's games.
(Photo courtesy of Phillip Greene)
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