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CANCELLED: 2020 Capital District Scottish Games

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Note from the event organizers: It is with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Capital District Scottish Games. The decision to cancel the games wasn't easy, but the safety of all our bands, athletes, dancers, vendors, volunteers, and most importantly our guests is our greatest concern. We are now moving forward on planning for the 2021 Capital District Scottish Games. We will return, we will move forward, we will all be together again.

Information below is from the 2019 Capital District Scottish Games

The 2019 Capital District Scottish Games return to the Altamont Fairgrounds. Join in the festivities with live music, dance performances, bagpipes, Scottish cuisine, and so much more!

Saturday, August 31: Gates open at 8:00 am (closes at 6:00 pm)
Sunday, September 1: Gates open at 9:00 am (closes at 6:00 pm)

The Games are now celebrated by 12,000 enthusiastic spectators, who come early to see the opening massed pipes and drums at 12 Noon and stay to watch the caber toss, highland dancing, visit the clan tents, see the Scottish Breed Dog show and watch Celtic entertainment in the huge entertainment tent. It's a great family day, and children 12 and under are admitted free.

Tickets at the Gate

  • Saturday: $22
  • Sunday: $12
  • Children 12 years of age and younger are free
  • Free Parking

Events Highlights

  • Pipe Band Events
  • Solo Piping & Drumming
  • Highland Dancing
  • Highland Athletics
  • Scottish Breed Dog Show
  • Stage Bands & Entertainment
  • Children's Events
  • Clans & Societies

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