2012 Wisconsin Highland Games Come to Waukesha this Labor Day Weekend

Highland Games LogoThis Friday night Wisconsin’s largest Highland Games will be kicking off the Labor Day weekend at the Waukesha Expo Center for a celebration of all things Scottish, Irish and Celtic.

There truly is something for everyone at the Wisconsin Highland Games, and as they always like to say, “You don’t have to be Scottish!”

Come hear the mighty roar of the bagpipes!  See the kilted athletes perform their feats of strength! Watch the spinning, leaping Highland dancers, shoot the longbow, toss the battle axe, and grab a pint or a wee dram at St. Andrew’s Pub to the sound of the music of the British Isles.


Wisconsin Highland Games tickets are $10 at the gate, or $7 in advance. Kids 12 and under get in free!  Get your tickets online at their website.


Friday night:

  • 5-10 pm • Opening Ceremonies + Live Music & Party

Please note that Friday night is the Opening Ceremonies and Ceilidh (party) ONLY.

The Games:

  • Saturday 9 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday 9 am – 9 pm

Events and competitions run Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5, with the Pub Tent remaining open with live music.  Events include live traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Scottish, Irish & American foods, Highland Dancing competitions, arts, crafts, history, and lore.

Some of the events include:

2012 Wisconsin Highland GamesHeavy Athletics

Piping & Drumming

Highland Dancing

Battle Axe & Knife Throw


Single Stick Fencing

St. Andrew’s Pub Tent

Live Music

Living History

Celtic K9s

Herding Dogs

Cultural Area

Clans Area

Scottish, Irish & American Food

Celtic Marketplace,

Kids Area

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