You can celebrate the fall season with a festival of Scottish culture and history Saturday at German Park.
The Scottish Society of Indianapolis will host its sixth annual Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the park, 8600 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis.
The event will host dozens of world-class amateur athletes competing in seven athletic events, including the caber toss. Attendees can check out live music on two stages by Celtic bands Highland Reign, Celtic Rain and Drunk & Sailor as well as two pipe bands, The Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers and the Fountain Trust Pipers. Celtic dancers and roving entertainers also will entertain guests. Rat Pucking and Scottish Country Dancing will invite guest participation.
While roaming the grounds, attendees can peruse Scottish wares and partake of Scottish foods in the Scottish Market or try out a Scotch whiskey tasting. Sun King Brewery will serve Scottish-style beer, and clan tents and youth activities will be available throughout the day.
The Tudor Rose Players will portray King Robert the Bruce and his queen, Elizabeth de Brugh. The royalty will appear with their court depicting the early 1300s. Children in attendance will have the opportunity to be knighted or made Ladies of the Realm by the reigning King and Queen of Scotland.
Advance tickets are $12 for adults or $5 for children ages 5 and older. At the gate, tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Kids younger than age 4 are free. For advance tickets and discounts for military, seniors, and families, go to indyscotgamesandfest.com. The festival will take place rain or shine.