FAIRFIELD — The Dixon Scottish Games and Gathering will make its annual appearance at the Dixon Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28.
Children 9 and younger are free. Active-duty military members, with a valid active military duty identification card, are also free. There is an admission fee for others.
The Dixon Scottish Games and Gathering will feature athletic events such as the caber toss and weight toss. Also on the schedule are highland dancing, pipe and drum bands, cattle dog demonstrations and a living history display.
Music will be provided by Tempest, Arbroath and the Black Eyed Dempseys. There will be vendors with products, crafts, food and beverages from the United Kingdom.
Numerous clans will be represented to provide information about the history of Scotland and assist those interested in exploring their Scottish roots.
A Ceilidh will take place after the conclusion of the games. Admission is free. A barbecue dinner can be purchased. The Ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic social gathering in which the attendees join in song, poetry, music and dancing.
The Games and Gathering is presented by the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association, which was founded in February 2000 to promote Scottish culture and heritage. It’s open to all like-minded people regardless of ethnic or national origin.
The group meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Dixon Veterans Hall, 1305 N. First St. For more information, visit www.scotsindixon.org.
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