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2016 Program

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OPENING CEREMONIES
Parade Field 11:30am

ALL DAY EVENTS

  • Children’s Athletic Games and activities, Animals, Train Rides (park charge in effect) (check program for time)
  • Historic Highlanders
    Recreating everyday life of Highland society from 1314 to 1746
    (Clan Area)
  • Highland Athletic Games Competition - Amateur & Professional competitors
    (Water Spray area)
  • Highland Dance Competition
    (Water Spray area)
  • Individual Piping and Drumming Competition
    (Wooded Areas)
  • Pipe Band Competition
  • Drum Major Competition (check program for time)
  • Blacksmith Ted Hinman
  • Sheep Herding, Dog Obedience - 10:30 & 1:30

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE PROGRAM


   9:30 – Charlie Zahm
  10:30 – Fiddle, Banjo and Box - Family entertainment with Jerry Bell and his children
  11:30 – Opening Ceremonies (MASSED BANDS & MASS HIGHLAND FLING)
  12:30 - SOULSHA
   1:30 – Screaming Orphans
   2:30 – ALBANNACH
   3:30 – SOULSHA
   4:30 - Screaming Orphans
   5:30 - Closing Ceremonies
   6:15 - ALBANNACH
   7:15 - ENTER THE HAGGIS
   8:15 - ENTER THE HAGGIS

HARPER'S TENT - (White tent at far end of Vendors Row)

 9:00 - 2:00 - Pioneer Valley Harper's Guild
 2:00        - Charlie Zahm
 3:00        - Fiddle, Banjo and Box - Family entertainment with Jerry Bell and his children
 4:00        - Bonniest Knees Contest

OTHER ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

All Day - The Weavers Guild of Springfield (Mini Shelter next to Water Spray area)
All Day - Fiddle, Banjo and Box Entertainers - All around the Park
All Day - Genealogist (Next to Water Spray Park)

Genealogy Classes taught by Cindy Mulcahy - iansthistle@yahoo.com - 413-205-8495:
     - 10:30 - "What's new on FamilySearch.org"
     - 2:00  - "Jumping the Pond II" - 
                             Voting and Immigration Records research


WHAT IS THERE TO DO AT GLASGOW LANDS?


In addition to all of the above - here are some more fun and exciting things to do:

   Eat traditional Scottish fare - bridies, meat pies & other yummy treats
      (We also offer traditional American fare for those not so adventurous) ...
   Eat HAGGIS - for the very adventurous!!!!! ...
   Watch the Border Collies herding sheep ...
   Listen to the bagpipes!  ('Tis hard to miss 'em at our Festival!) ...
   Watch the lads and lassies in our Highland Dance Competition ...
   Play a round of golf at the children's activities ...
   Sit a spell and listen to the Pioneer Valley Harper's Guild play (heavenly!) ...
   Watch (or compete in) the bonnie knees contest (and laugh heartily!) ...
   Visit with our Genealogist (and take some "how-to" pamphlets home with you) ...
   Sit a while & enjoy the entertainment on our main stage ...
   Get your face painted (sorry, kids only) ...
   Watch huge men in skirts toss a telephone pole (caber) and more ...
   Make friends with the dogs in our animal area (their owners, too) ...
   Learn how to weave on a loom ...
   Take a genealogy class ...
   Watch a pipe band competition ...
   See our huge, massed pipe & drum bands (opening & closing ceremonies) ...
   Buy a treasure or trinket from our Scottish vendors ...
   Find your Scottish family name and heritage 'neath one of the clan tents ...
   Watch the Highland Athletic competition ...
   Stay a while at our Celtic Pub and sample the Beer or Mead (medieval honey wine) ...
   Collect clan stamps in your passport (sorry, only children are eligible for prizes) ...
   Hear the Clans' battle cries at Opening Ceremonies ...
   Treat yourself to a Kilt and Tam O'Shanter (perhaps even some Ghillie Brogues) ...
   Enjoy beautiful Look Park ...
   Cool down in the spray park ...
   Sing Scottish ballads with our entertainers (harpists, Bell Family, Charlie Zahm) ...

   And most of all - HAVE FUN!!!

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