Round Hill Highland Games Celebrates 95th Year This Sunday, June 30
On Sunday, June 30, 2019, the Round Hill Highland Games will celebrate their 95th year holding the annual Scottish heritage games and festivities, making the Connecticut-based event the third oldest, continuously running games of its type in the United States.
Held from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., at the Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn., the event offers family fun for “Scots and Scots-At-Heart,” including Scottish Clan and Heritage Society gatherings, merchandise displays, heavyweight athletic competitions, pipers and drummers, food trucks, and youth sporting activities and the adult kilted-mile run. The Games are open to the public, and are held rain or shine.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Members of the military and their families enter for free with ID. Kids enter for free if they are wearing a kilt and carrying a toy sword or dressed as Merida from the Disney movie "Brave." All proceeds are collected by the Round Hill organization for benevolence and to preserve Scottish heritage.
Since 2016, the Round Hill Highland Games have been held at Lime Rock Park. The original location was at the estate of Charles A. Moore on Round Hill Road in Greenwich, Conn. At that time, they were held on the fourth of July for the estate workers who were mostly Scottish Americans. Since its beginning in 1923, the event has grown in popularity and today, is one of the most anticipated Scottish Highland Games held in the Northeast. Participants and visitors come from all over the country to enjoy the food, fun and festivities.