Bagpipers on parade is all good and well; but if you want a really good time watching men in skirts, head on over to the Waukesha Expo Center this weekend for the Wisconsin Highland Games. At least a dozen bagpipe bands will be competing at the event, but the big draw this weekend is the athletic competitions. From the Wisconsin State Journal:
In addition to the bagpipers, one of the biggest draws of the festival that celebrates Scottish heritage is the Heavy Athletics, Houlehen said. That includes activities like the standing stone put, the Scottish hammer throw and the caber turn, and features professionals who can earn prize money in the competitions.
“We attract some of the best athletes from North America and sometimes from Europe,” Houlehen said.
Visitors to the festival can watch professionals compete in Heavy Athletics and also get a hands-on taste of other activities, Houlehen said.
The Wisconsin Highland Games runs from September 3-5, 2010 at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, WI. Admission is $8.00 at the gate, kids 12 and under free. Parking $3.00. Free parking on Friday. More details at www.wisconsinscottish.org