Who’s coming to this party in 2013?
Competitors and vendors travel great distances to participate in the Skagit Valley Highland Games each year. We list here the pipe bands who registered to compete, along with the Clans, Vendors and Food Merchants.
The chart below will list the bands, their hometowns, the tartan of the kilts they’ll be wearing at the Skagit Valley Highland Games, and their competition grade for our band contests as they become available. The highest grade is “1″ – typically we have good representation across the class grades.
|Clan Macleay Pipe Band||Salem, OR||Royal Stewart and Hunting Stewart||4|
|Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band||Port Coquitlam, BC||McLean of Duart||1|
|Elliott Bay Pipe Band||Seattle, WA||Graham of Mentieth||4|
|Greighlan Crossing Pipe Band||Maple Ridge, BC||Weathered Old Sutherland||3|
|Kenmore & District Pipe Band||Lynnwood, WA||MacDonald of the Isles Hunting||4|
|Portland Metro Pipe Band||Beaverton, OR||Muted Red Fraser||2|
|Portland Metro Youth Pipe Band||Portland, OR||Muted Red Fraser||4|
|White Spot Pipe Band||Surrey, BC||British Columbia Centennial||4|
|Keith Highlanders Pipe Band||Bellevue, WA||Ancient Keith||4|
|Northwest Junior Pipe Band||Shoreline, WA||MacKenzie||4|
|Sir James McDonald Pipe Band||Portland, OR||Modern MacDonald||4|
Clans and Organizations
The colorful traditions of the Clans adds so much festivity to our Highland Games. Upwards of 35 various Clans are expected each year. We welcome each and every Clan and Scottish/Irish organization that plays such an important part at our Festival. Thanks to these people for helping us celebrate our culture and traditions!
|Clan Campbell Society of NA||www.ccsna.org|
|Clan Donald USA||www.clandonaldusa-northpacific.org|
|Clan Hamilton Society||www.clanHamilton.org|
|Clan Johnston/e in America||www.clanjohnstone.org|
|Clan Leslie Society International||www.clanlesliesociety.org|
|Clan MacIntyre Society|
|Clan MacKenzie Society|
|Clan MacLean Association||www.maclean.org|
|Clan MacLeod Society USA||www.clanmacleodusa.org|
|Clan MacNachtan Association Worldwiden||www.clanmacnaughton.net|
|Clan Morrison Society|
|Clans of Ireland||www.irishclub.org|
|Daughters of the British Empire in WA State||www.dbenational.org|
|Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival||www.hoodcanalhighlandfest.org|
|National Tartan Day Soc. Of Washington||www.tartanday-wa.org|
|Northwest Junior Pipe Band||www.NWJPB.org|
|Scottish American Military Soc.||www.post1889.org|
|Shire of Midhaven, SCA Inc||midhaven.antir.sca.org|
|Slighe nan Gaidheal||http://slighe.com/|
|Whidbey Island Highland Games||www.wihg.org|
We’re so very happy to once again have our friends from Laphroaig at this year’s Skagit Valley Highland Games! You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the beer and/or whisky garden.
If you are over the legal purchase age and choose to drink alcohol, always do so in moderation and responsibly. This Drink Smart Website, has been created to inform you about choices and the potential for alcohol abuse.
The tasting will be lead by Mr. Simon Brooking, a Master Ambassador with Laphroaig. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a member of the Robertson Clan, Simon traces his roots back to the 13th Century and the Celtic Earls of Atholl. A well-known expert on Scotch whisky, Simon has worked for many of the leading Scotch distilleries, learning the art and science of distilling from the world’s foremost master distillers and blenders. For over 15 years, Simon has led thousands of Scotch whisky tastings for consumers, bartenders and social organizations. Both informative and entertaining, his presentations have made him an in-demand speaker and spokesperson.
Simon’s love of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands has paved the way to his present position as BeamGlobal Spirits’ Master Ambassador for Laphroaig and Ardmore Single Malt Scotch whiskies.
|Anderson Appliance Services||Free, ice-cold water|
|Bay City Ice Cream||Sno-cones, shaved ice|
|Celtic Coffee Shop||Coffee and deli snacks|
|European Style Food||Gyros, caesar salad and lemonade|
|Fair Food & Bakery||Pizza, Pastry, Quesadilla, and softdrinks and coffee, water|
|Linda’s Concessions||Gyros, curly frieds, corn dogs and assorted beverages|
|Ma and Pa Kettle Corn||Kettle corn, caramel corn, bottled water, canned soda|
|Rollin’ Snack Bar Concessions||Breakfast sandwiches; delux hamburgers and cheese burgers, coffee, pepsi products, desserts and treats|
|Sunblest Foods||Meat Pies, Haggis, Scones w/Strawberries and Cream Lemonade|
|You Found Us! Concessions||Premium hand-dipped Ice cream cones and bars, frozen bananas, root beer floasts, hot fudge brownie sundae, cotton candy, caramel apples|
|Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus||Authentic German bratwurst, jumbo Polish or spicy sausages, hot dogs served on bun with sauerkraut, onions and special mustard blend. Curly fries, corndogs, and assorted drinks.|
|Age of Chivalry||www.ageofchivalry.com|
|All Things Irish||www.macruryonline.com|
|Back to Bali||www.backtobali.com|
|C & T Global Enterprises||www.chhutchinson.com|
|Elfen Design Henna Tattooing|
|Elfstone Celtic Jewelry||www.elfstone.com|
|Gold & Silver Mine/McGraw Inc.|
|The Heelan’ Hound||www.TheHeelanHound.com|
|History of Names||www.allcrests.com|
|Scottish Sword and Shield||www.scottishsword.com|
|SteelCraft/ Ledgends of Camelotfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wandering Angus: Celtic Traders||www.wanderingangus.com|
|Ye Olde Quicksilversmith||www.quicksilversmith.com|
The Celtic farm is always one of the most popular stops at our Highland Games, featuring interesting local animals – many with strong Scottish traditions. The Highland Cattle display features the very attractive long (and usually but not always) red-haired beasties from the Highlands of Scotland. These impressive animals come in other colors too, however at our event we’ve mostly seen the red ones. To find out more here is a great website on Highland Cattle.
In addition to Highland Cattle, we’re pleased to have SPOT (Saving Pets one-at-a-Time) join us. What better way to remember the day than to take a living, breathing “memento” home?
As in previous years, Lang’s Pony Farm will be offering pony rides for little Highlanders all weekend. Additionally, we will have stunningly beautiful Clydesdale and Percheron horses to appreciate.