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Clans, Kilts & Haggis: The Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival

The is celebrating 21 years of bringing a wee bit o’Scotland to Northeast Florida February 27 at the Clay County Fairgrounds. EU Jacksonville talked with one of the festival’s founders about growing pains, Scottish games, and the acquired taste of haggis. A Mass Band Opening Ceremony kicks off the festival at noon, a spectacular event that organizer says is not to be missed. “All the competing bands come together and march into the arena where we have our opening ceremonies and we introduce our honored clan. We have anywhere from 40 to 50 clans. It’s quite an awesome sight really,” …

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Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival

What: 2015 Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival When: Saturday February 28th – 9am-10pm Where: Clay County Fairgrounds The  is upon us. This will be the 20th anniversary of the games and festival where attendees can expect to see Scottish heavy athletics, Highland dancing, Scottish breed dogs, Scottish pipe and drum bands as well as food and merchandise vendors. This is the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for to finally try mutton! The event has grown every year and is now the largest one-day games in Florida and a good portion of the southeast. More than bagpipes and tossing incredibly …

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