Highland Games and Diversity Fair
The College of Southern Idaho’s Highland Culture Club will host its fourth annual Highland Games and Diversity Fair from 9-5p, Saturday, April 13, at the northwest corner of the CSI campus near the softball field. Admission is $1. Children under 12 and CSI students will be admitted free.
The day-long event will feature the four best-known Scottish athletic events as well as more than a dozen performers, food and information vendors. The athletic competitions – stone throw, hammer, sheaf, and caber toss – are open to all men and women who would like to register, regardless of experience.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and will be $25 per competitor to join the games or you can pre-register at http://toddandlyman.com/eisa/ and find the link for the Twin Falls Games. CSI’s Program Board will pay the fees for the first 15 CSI students who would like to compete. Competition begins at 9:15 a.m.
The games will feature a new event this year, a 5K Fun Run/Walk for all ages called the ‘Celtic Dash’ in conjunction with the CSI Student Senate’s Operation Change, which is raising money for an area family with large medical bills. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walkers will start at 9:10 a.m. and the runners will start at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per person. CSI Program Board will pay the entry fee for the first 25 CSI students who sign up.
Music and dance performers will include Irish Dance Idaho from Boise, the Teton & District Performing Arts Pipe Band, the Barking Owls and the Magic Valley Irish Dancers. Performances will be at various times between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Several booths will feature snacks and information. The CSI Renewable Energy Club will have its mobile trailer on site to showcase its programs. The Highland Culture Club will also raffle several prizes that will help fund the event next year.
The games will be held the field just west of the CSI softball diamond. Music and cultural events will be in the nearby parking lot adjacent to the field.
Visitors are encouraged to try the Excalibur Sword Pull, a feat of strength open to the public and all competitors. Prizes will be awarded to the man and woman who can pull the sword from the stone.