Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival Featuring Scottish Athletics

2014 Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival

Sedona Celtic Harvest FestivalDust off those kilts, and get ready to experience the rich traditions that Celtic folk hold dear at the Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival taking place in Sedona, Arizona on September the 20th, 2014! New to the festival this year – Scottish Heavy Athletics, you heard me right, the Scottish games are coming to Sedona! The festival will take place at the Verde Valley School (see map below) from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Scottish Heavy Athletics are a key part of the Scottish/Celtic festival and are a tradition which dates back more than 150 years in the New World, and to the beginning of recorded history in Scotland. Scottish Athletics are competitions of strength and skillthat involve groups of men and women throwing heavy weights, stones, and poles for distance, or for height. The distance events include two stone throw/put events, two weights thrown for distance, and two hammer throws. Competitors also throw a heavy weight (28 pounds for women, 42 pounds for men’s lightweight masters, and 56 pounds for open men) over a bar similar to one used in pole vaulting. The signature event of the games is the caber toss. Scoring for the carber toss is not dependent on the distance thrown, but on the alignment of the pole after the turn. If you are attending the festival and interested in participating in the games you will need to register by visiting the Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival Website for the registration form.

Celtic tradition always includes good food, music and libation. Enjoy a vast selection of Celtic beer, single malt Scotch, mead and wine. Enjoy the sounds of bagpipes, dance, falconry and more! We attend this festival every year and every year it gets bigger and better! I can’t wait to watch the games and see the beautiful and talented Scottish dancers. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets, register for the games and make your hotel reservations today! To learn more about the festival, register for the games, or to purchase tickets please visit the Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival. You can also visit the Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival on Facebook.

We want everyone to come and enjoy the festival, with that in mind, our Sedona hotel is offering a lodging special during the weekend of the festival.

Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival

  • Inn of SedonaStay with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the 2014 Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival and save from $20 to $40 a night! Just let us know you are attending the festival, it’s that easy!

  • This special rate is only valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 19th, 20th and 21st Please call the hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Festival Rate” to make your reservations and get a great deal!

Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to the Celtic Harvest Festival

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