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San Antonio Highland Games
April 2 – April 3 UTC-5
The San Antonio Highland Games Association (SAHGA) was founded to educate the people of San Antonio and Texas about Scottish culture through the organization and promotion of various activities, including the Scottish Highland Games. Annually the SAHGA hosts the San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival typically on the first weekend of April.
Each year, the festival hosts over 30 Clans which provides an opportunity for patrons to find out if their family name is Scottish, learn a bit about their Clan, and join their Clan if desired. The Highland Games features both male and female athletes from all over the world competing in feats of strength such as the caber toss, sheaf toss, weight over bar, weight for distance, hammer throw, and stone put. Several world records have been set at the San Antonio Highland Games. Patrons can also interact with living history displays including Vikings, a Village Weaver, Archers, Artisans, and Iron Age reenactors. Scottish food such as haggis, shepherd’s pie, and Highland beef can also be tried at one of several food vendors. For those not as daring, more traditional American food is also offered. Celtic merchants are also on-site selling kilts, jewelry, t-shirts, handmade crafts, and various other items.
For more information visit:www.sahga.org/