55th Ligonier Highland Games

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Idlewild Park, Pennsylvania

Idlewild Park

 Route 30

 Ligonier, PA

 Rides and attractions closed.

Admission Day of the Games
Adults $20.00
Seniors
(55+) $18
Youth
(13-17) $10.00
Children
(12 & under) Free

$2 From each ticket goes directly to support the scholarship funds of the Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust

MC & VISA accepted

Free Parking

Gates Open at 8 am

Download our 2013 Brochure Here

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Coming Up - THE BALMORAL CLASSIC - NOVEMBER 7-9TH, 2013 FEATURING IN CONCERT ALASDAIR FRASER AND NATALIE HAAS

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE LOYAL FANS OF THE LIGONIER HIGHLAND GAMES WHO BRAVED THE WEATHER TODAY TO HELP MAKE THE 55TH GAMES A SUCCESS!!

IT'S LOYAL FANS LIKE YOU THAT HELP TO KEEP THE LIGONIER HIGHLAND GAMES GOING!!

SEE YOU AGAIN ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2014 FOR THE 56TH LIGONIER HIGHLAND GAMES AT BEAUTIFUL IDLEWILD PARK!!

Benefit for the Clan Donald Educational & Charitable Trust

WATCH THIS SPACE SOON FOR THE RESULTS OF

2013 SCOTTISH HARP SOCIETY NATIONAL COMPETITION

Generously sponsored by Clan Currie Society

With renowned Harpists Ann Heymann and Sharon Knowles serving as Workshop Leaders and Judges.

Prizes sponsored by the St. Andrews Society of Pittsburgh and scholarships by the Scottish Harp Society of America and the Clan Currie Society.  Any questions can by addressed via e-mail to Ms. Melanie Sandrock.

 

AND RESULTS OF THE

2013 U.S. NATIONAL MOD

This year the 26th U.S. National Mod took place at Ligonier and was attended by both Gold Medal winners from Scotland's Royal National Mod, Eilidh Davies and Calum MacLeoid

Follow the skirl of bagpipes to beautiful Ligonier at Idlewild Park for the annual gathering of the Clans. Join your freinds, neighbors and fellow fans of all things Scottish at the Ligonier Highland Games and experience exciting competitions in:

* Piping and Drumming competitions

* individual and massed pipe bands on the field

* Traditional Scottish heavy athletic events  tossing the caber, the Scottish hammer throw, sheaf tossing and stone

* Highland dancing and Scottish country dancing, the timeless tradition of Gaelic Mod singing and poetry and Celtic Harps

Shop for Celtic wares including pottery, jewelry, tartans, Scottish food, and, of course, kilts!

Feast on traditional Scottish foods, snacks and desserts from Gaelic Imports!

Visit the Clan tents to explore the history and genealogy of Scotland's families.

Enjoy the Children's Games, the Massed Bands (hundreds of pipers and drummers at once!), Scottish-breed dog exhibits, Pittsburgh Scottish Country Dancers and Celtic performers from all over the world!

Living History Representing Scottish military units, some of which served in the Pittsburgh region 250 years ago during the French and Indian Wars.  Units attending this year include:

Cataran Society (1745 Jacobite era)

42nd Regiment of Foot - The Black Watch (French and Indian War era)

42nd Highland Regiment (World War One era)

51st Highland Regiment (World War Two era)

2nd Battalion Scots Guard (1980's and 90's era)                 

Events for 2014

Schedule of Events

Heavy Athletes competition begins at 9:00 AM

Highland Dancing competition begins at 9:00 AM

Solo Piping and Drumming events starting at 9:00 AM

LIST OF PIPE BANDS COMPETING

Welcoming Ceremonies with Massed Bands at 12:00 Noon

Gaelic Mod with the U.S. National Championships and featuring the Royal Scottish Mod Gold Medal champions!

 Scottish Breed Dog exhibits

Jack Monsour demonstrating sheep herding with his Border Collies from Monsour Sheep Farm

Story telling from Barra the Bard

Scottish livestock! Come and see the Highland Cows from Bill & Terrie Springer of Spring Run Farms in Mill Run.  And the Shetland Ponies of Nancy Uhron from Simple Blessings Farm and Personal Ponies.

The Ceilidh follows at 7:00 pm at the Ramada Greensburg Some seats still available.  Call us or stop at the HQ tent on the main field at the Games!

And on Sunday, September 22nd there will be a Scottish church service at 10:45 AM at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Ligonier, followed by a free concert on the Diamond downtown Ligonier at 1:00 PM in the Gazebo with the Seton Hill University Pipe Band.

Other Events:

Friday, September 20th, Professional Piping Contest

(6-10 pm at Ligonier Valley High School)
 

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE LIGONIER HIGHLAND GAMES AND THE ST. ANDREWS SOCIETY OF PITTSBURGH

BUY YOUR 2013 LIGONIER HIGHLAND GAMES T-SHIRT AT THE LIGONIER HIGHLAND GAMES ON SEPTEMBER 21ST