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PGH - 14th Annual Highland Games

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Join your fellow CMU Tartans for a traditional Scottish Heritage Festival, complete with performers and attendees in full, colorful, Tartan Scottish outfits, in a scenic country setting. This signature event is part of Globally Plaid where alumni around the world welcome the Class of 2016 and relocated alumni to the area.

Our 14th Annual CMU Alumni Pavilion (D-1) experience includes a hot Celtic and American breakfast, a hot Celtic lunch buffet, carry out snacks and beverages (both Scottish and American) all day long, plus beer and scotch sampling.

This year, CMU's Buggy Alumni Association will be displaying the school's unique sport showing a progression from past buggies to some more current. Those venturous enough will have an opportunity to drive a real buggy and really know what it feels like to compete in the Carnival races. We will also have a Lego buggy track, giving you the opportunity to build and race your very own Lego buggy. Members of the Buggy community will be there to answer any questions you might have and share stories of the sport through the years.

Alumnus and numismatist, Matthew Campbell (BHA 2008), will be on hand to tell the story of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, one of Andrew Carnegie's favorite projects, and exhibit a rare silver medal awarded in 1908.

What you will see:
  • Piping, Harping, Fiddling and Drumming Competitions
  • Massed Band Performance (Hundreds of pipers and drummers at once)
  • Caber Tossing, Hammer Throws, Rugby and other Celtic Athletic events
  • Highland Dancing and Scottish Country Dancing Competitions
  • Southminster Ringers, Kilted Handbell Team
  • Gaelic Mod Singing Competitions
  • Dog Agility and Exhibit, Dancing Dogs
  • Sheep Herding
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Professional Singers, Musicians, Dancers

Hands on participation:

  • Children's Games, Children's Story Telling, Tug of War
  • Harp Workshop & Circle, Scottish Country Dance Workshop
  • Genealogy Research, Clan Tents
Meet our Pavilion Sponsors:

Alumnus owned Sweet Jeanie's Ice Cream Parlor of Grove City. Sweet Jeanie and her alumnus husband, David Mills, will cook up Scottish eggs and a hot Celtic breakfast for the 4th year in a row. And this will be the 2nd year for her ice cream!

Penn Brewery Restaurant of Troy Hill, provided all the beer for this year’s games.

Laphroaig & Beam Suntory, will be pouring and educating us on the single malt Scotches for this year's games.

The sponsors have provided funds for most of the snacks and beverages, so please thank them through your patronage.

Adults - $35
Class of 2016 graduates - $25
Current students (seniors and grad students) - $25
Children 13 to 17 - $29
Children 6 to 12 - $25
Children 5 & Under - Free

Above price includes admission to the park, breakfast, lunch and snacks all day at our pavilion.
Idlewild Park rides and usual attractions are closed but will be filled with Highland
Games attractions.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks at Pavilion only (no park admission) 6 to Adult - $25. This food-only option is available through September 23. $30 onsite.

Please RSVP with full payment by Monday, September 19, 9 a.m. There will be no refunds after Monday, September 19. We require your postal address so that we can mail your tickets to you starting August 23.

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