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.


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