Oz Concession Schedule
Traditional Scottish Food
Central Florida Scottish Festival - Winter Springs, FL
Annual Scottish/Irish Faire, Midland Texas
Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games - Phoenix, AZ
San Antonio Highland Games & Celtic Festival - San Antonio, TX
Missouri Tartan Day Festival - St. Charles, MO
Iron Thistle, Scottish Heritage Fest, Yukon, OK
Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games - Arlington, TX
Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival - Albuquerque, NM
Missouri Irish Fest, St. Charles, MO
Kansas City Highland Games - Riverside, MO
Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games - Itasca, IL
Colorado Irish Festival - Littleton, CO
Arizona Highland Celtic Festival - Flagstaff, AZ
Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival - Kansas City, MO
KC Irish Festival - Kansas City, MO
Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival - Estes Park, CO
Oklahoma Scottish Festival - Tulsa, OK
McPherson Scottish Festival - McPherson, KS
Annual Paxico Blues Festival - Paxico, KS
Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival - Richmond, VA
Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games - Tucson, AZ
Austin Celtic Festival - Austin, TX
Highlands and Islands Association of Celtic Gatherings - Gulfport, MS
|Pipe band in Las Vegas
|You have to grab your rest when you can.
These events make for long days.
|End of the day at Tucson.
It was a great event.
|The Games in Tucson have great
views and fantastic weather.
This is a must on your list of
|All About Highland Games
Published in Ireland circa 1150 AD, The "Book of Leinster" describes an
event listed as the Tailtean Games which was held in the town of Telltown,
Ireland. The description lists stone throwing, pole vaulting, high jumping,
dart throwing, wheel throwing and other competitive feats of strength. The
date of these early Games is given as 1829 BC. The book goes on to say
the Games were held yearly to at least 554 BC. In a revised version, the
Games lasted until 1166 AD. If factual, the Games predate the Greek
Olympics. Highland Games came into Scotland with the Celtic migration
from Ireland. Games grew in number and popularity until the English Act of
Proscription in 1746, which outlawed all things Scottish, prevented them.
In 1782 the Act was repealed and Highland Games once more became a
When the Scots immigrated to America, they brought their Games with
them. Although many of the events have changed slightly, Scottish Games
today are basically the same competitive events they were hundreds of
years ago, although today, competitive dancing, piping, drumming, and
marching bands have been added to the entertainment schedules.
The First Games in the United States were held in 1836 in New York. Thirty
years later, Highland Games had spread across the country and The
Caledonian Club of San Francisco held its first Games. These Games hold
the distinction of being the oldest continuous running Games in the US.
|Post card view of the aftermath
from a snow storm in Colorado. It
stranded us in Silverthorn.
|Highland Games are held all over the world, including Canada & Australia.
There are many Highland cattle associations across the United States
and the World.
Some of these are:
American Highland Cattle Association
Mid-Atlantic Highland Cattle Association
Northeast Highland Cattle Association
Heartland Highland Cattle Association
Northwest Highland Cattle Association
Canadian Highland Cattle Association
Australian Highland Cattle Association
And many more!
|Along with the usual condiments, we offer
HP Sauce. A traditional british steak sauce
that is sweet and tangy. It's great on almost
anything but especially good on our
Scottish sausage and our Haggis Pup.
|Opening ceremonies in Las Vegas.
|Hurricane Ike made landfall in
Galveston, TX, then decided to
visit Tulsa, OK. This was the result.
|Over half the tents were damaged
and some were completely gone.
But the games went on.
|Our tent and equipment survived
completely intact. Thanks to steel
fencing that allowed us to tie down
the tent. When they say "rain or
shine" they truly mean it!
|Karl makes sure we have the
supplies we need for the day.
When you are serving a crowd of
85,000 people you need good
support behind the scenes.
|Inspecting the morning set-up at the Paxico, KS Blues Festival,
Rodney checks the layout.
|Just another day at
the park for Chris,
after 6 hours of
serving food. It's
nice to soak in a little
|We call this "schmoozing," John calls
this PR and he is very good at it.
a little time to
|In our travels we often stop at various
places where we encounter scenery
and wildlife not familiar to us. Some of
us take in stride while others such as
Carol need time to adjust. Even if is
just a sign.
|Thank you for taking the time to look over our Concession page and our Food Vendor Schedule for 2012. You
will almost always find us next to Heritage Meat Pies, Fish and Chips, Caledonian Kitchen,
Scotch Eggs and the Guiness truck. We look forward to seeing you soon at a Celtic Festival.
Take time and discover your heritage.