NORWALK, Conn. – Several thousand people braved the sweltering heat at Cranbury Park in Norwalk on Saturday for an all-day celebration of Scottish culture at the 90th annual Round Hill Highland Games.
The annual event draws people from throughout the region to view traditional Scottish competitions, such as the caber toss, the stone put, the weight over the bar and others.
Several regional bag pipe bands – decked out in splendid Scottish attire – also competed playing traditional Scottish songs and marching in unison.
More than a dozen vendors of Scottish foods and merchandise dotted the lush green field around the park, and groups also competed in traditional Scottish dancing.
Attendees were camped out under shade wherever they could find it. But they came out and cheered the bands and competitors throughout the day Saturday.
“It’s a wonderful event,” said Norwalk Common Council President Doug Hempstead, who attends the games every year. “And it seems like it’s hot like this every year.”
The games started in Greenwich at the estate of Charles A. Moore on Round Hill Road, but the event has been held in Cranbury Park in Norwalk for more than two decades.
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