HAMMOND — On July 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Hammond Historical Museum will host its 4th annual Scottish Festival. Since the 2018 festival was such a success in celebrating the bicentenary of the first Scottish settlers in Hammond, it was decided to make this increasingly popular festival an annual fundraising event. Admission is $5 per person and $20 for a family of four or more.
The festival committee offers a program of activities and entertainment for the day’s program.
The festival kicks off with a non-competitive 5km kilt run/walk. Bakers also have the chance to take part in a Scottish baking competition that morning.
Throughout the day there will be a “Battle of the Ages” Highland games competition on the athletic field. Lively Celtic bands and Scottish dancers will entertain all day under the big tent. Throughout the grounds, one can explore family ties with clan representatives, purchase unique items from various craft vendors, and interact with authentic weaving and blacksmithing demonstrators. For added fun, there’s a Scottish photo booth, children’s obstacle course and small petting zoo that are sure to appeal to visitors of all ages.
For more detailed information, one can go to the website, www.HammondMuseum.com or call Donna at 315-528-4742