Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Foxburg Scottish Festival!

We attended the first Foxburg Scottish Festival last weekend and it was great!! The festival was for the benefit of the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts (ARCA).

The weekend started with a Ceilidh on Friday night. It was outdoors in an area that formed a natural amphitheater. The performers were bagpiper Johnathan Shegog, singers Carl Peterson and Bob Murdoch and fiddler Melinda Crawford.

The fun continued Saturday at the RiverStone Event Center. There was Scottish food and crafts, sheep herding dogs, clans, athletics (caber toss, wheat sheaf toss, hammer and stone throws), highland dance demonstrations, children's events, carriage rides through RiverStone Farm and the MacDonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh provided the essential bagpipe music through out the day.

Kudos to Art and Pat Steffee, who hosted the festival on their premises, Drew Orient, director of ARCA, Kathy Shepherd who organized the clans, Dave Strunk who organized the athletics, Carl Peterson who helped organized the entertainment and vendors. Last, but far from least, are the numerous committee members and volunteers who made the festival a success.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

More on Foxburg Scottish Festival

You can find Foxburg just 3-4 miles from Exit 45 of Route I-80 in Pennsylvania.

Here is their web-site with more information on the activities planned Foxburg Festival website.

Can't wait!! Hope to see you there!


Monday, August 3, 2009

Scottish Festival - Foxburg, PA

The first ever Foxburg Riverstone Scottish Festival will be held on Saturday August 15th 2009! The festival will take place at Riverstone Farms Event Center, in Foxburg. There will be clan gatherings, traditional pipe bands, dancing, traditional songs and fiddling and athletic demonstrations. Lots of food and fun for the family. General admission - only $5.00 per person. Children under 12 free.

If you're anywhere near the Pittsburgh area you won't want to miss this inaugural event. In case of rain the festival will be held indoors in the Event Center's 2 acre arena.

On Friday evening August 14th there will an outdoor Ceilidh along the Allegheny River in Foxburg. Beginning at 7:00pm join us for an evening of traditional song and music by Carl Peterson, Bob Murdoch, fiddler Melinda Crawford and more.

Come join us for a great Scottish weekend!