UXBRIDGE: If you thrill to the skirl of the bagpipes, adore the aroma of fish and chips and Scottish meat pies, marvel at the ability of the highland dancers, you will want to come to beautiful Elgin Park in Uxbridge, on Saturday, July 29th, for the Uxbridge Scottish Festival. Admission is by donation, and parking via Elgin Park Drive is free!
The Highland Dance Competition begins at 8:00 a.m., and the Scottish Breeds dog show is at 10:00 a.m.
For the first time in Canada a canine “Highland Games!”
The 13 different Scottish breeds will entertain with various hilarious games and competitions, such as dunking for wieners, musical mats, egg and spoon races, special tricks, etc.
In addition, the Scottish Breeds Exhibition will have its traditional Breeders’ Village, where you can meet and greet such breeds as Scottish Terriers, Cairns, Westies, Shelties, Deerhounds, Collies; plus, of course, the famous Dandie Dinmont Terrier Cuddling Parlour.
Learn more about your heritage at the Avenue of the Clans!
Day long events on the Bandshell begin at 11:00 a.m., with opening ceremonies at noon and closing at 6:00 p.m. Included in the performances will be: Scottish Country Dancers, from Peterborough and Port Perry; Kick up a Fuss Cloggers; the always popular Claidhmor; and local fiddler and step dancer Deanna Dolstra, from Alberta; and of course, pipe bands!
The event is being organized by Lew Gregor, of the Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums, and Stewart Bennett, of The Wee Tartan Shop in Port Perry.
There will be vendors and purveyors of Scottish food and beverages. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a Scottish Day in Uxbridge’s Elgin Park.
For more information call 905.985.6573
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