This 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.
- 5-10 pm • Opening Ceremonies + Live Music & Party
Please note that Friday night is the Opening Ceremonies and Ceilidh (party) ONLY.
- 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:
Piping & Drumming
Battle Axe & Knife Throw
Single Stick Fencing
St. Andrew’s Pub Tent
Scottish, Irish & American Food
Waukesha County dog lovers are welcome to meet and greet the Celtic Canines that will be enjoying the Wisconsin Highland Games as well this Labor Day weekend at the Waukesha Expo Center.
In the Celtic K9 area you may ask questions from owners and breeders. You may be thinking of possibly adding a cuddly new Golden Retriever puppy to your family, which is just one of the breeds that has been featured at the Wisconsin Highland Games. Other breeds that may be featured include West Highland Terriers, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Terriers, and Pugs. You are allowed to pet these adorable dogs and puppies whose breeds originated in the British Isles.
Celtic K9 isn’t the only area you can enjoy the dogs of the Wisconsin Highland Games. Watch the Scottish Border Collies show off their skills herding sheep and ducks at 1:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. You may also meet the stars of the show after their demonstrations. Scottish Border Collies are excellent dogs for young children. They are very protective of kids and love to play. Bring your family to join in the games Friday September 2nd through Sunday September 4th.