Celtic Festival Highland Games
March 10 & 11, 2018
The Highland Games are a popular highlight of St. Augustine’s Celtic Festival, which takes place March 9 to 11, 2018. Participants can show off their strength and skill, and spectators can enjoy watching them compete in some fairly unusual events.
Originating in the Scottish Highlands during the 11th century, Highland Games are a favorite of festivals celebrating Celtic heritage. Impressive kilt-donning athletes challenge one another in traditional Scottish heavy athletics and strength competitions, including the weight throw, Scottish hammer throw, stone put, and the always entertaining caber toss, which involves tossing a long, tapered pine log or pole end-over-end.
The Scottish Highland games are traced back to King of Scots Malcolm III, who summoned contestants to a footrace in order to find the fastest runner in the land to serve as royal messenger. Over the centuries, Highland games events have expanded to include piping, drumming and dancing competitions, plus entertainment and exhibits celebrating Scottish and Gaelic culture. Thousands of fans from throughout Florida and Georgia, Savannah to Sarasota, Orlando and The Villages turn out every year for the St. Augustine Celtic Festival Highland Games.
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After enjoying the Highland Games, come back to Carriage Way Inn Bed & Breakfast and relax in one of our premium rooms, like our Gold Room.
The Gold Room
Located at the rear of our secluded Cottage and decorated in Industrial Chic, it has a private Entrance and Courtyard. The Gold Room has an iron King size canopy bed, large English imported wardrobe and antique dresser. The Jacuzzi tub for 2 with rainhead shower and dual body sprays is romantically placed in the room with separate enclosed water closet.