SaturdayJUNE 16, 20189:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Prosser Wine and Food ParkProsser, Washington

$10 General Admission - $5 5-12 years/65 & older - Children 4 years and under admitted free!

The Scottish Fest and Highland Games prides itself in having plenty of activities to do and see for visitors of all ages. Activities in 2018 included those below.

Email the
General Chair (info@prosserscottishfest.org) for more information on 2018 activities.
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Children's Activities at Wee Scotland


The Prosser Scottish Fest has something to see and do for family members of all ages. We have many activities to be enjoyed especially by the younger festival visitors.

This year's fest includes the return of the Highland Laird's Castle!

Other children's activities at this year's fest include:
- Clan Passport Game
- Decorate your own sword (limited supplies)
- Make your own Tartan or Coat of Arms
- Coloring pages
- Face Paint
- Haggis Toss
Farm Animal Friends at This Year's Fest

Kids of all ages love the Highland cattle and wooly sheep at the fest.

Flashover Farm
Scottish Highland Cattle

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This year's Highland cattle are courtesy of Flashover Farm located in Sunnyside, WA.

MacPherson's Farm
Scottish Sheep and Sheep Shearing

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This year's North Country Cheviot sheep are courtesy of the Pearson Sheep Company in Prosser, WA.
Did you know:

The Highland cattle breed has been a part of the rugged remote Scottish Highlands for centuries. These cattle descended from the native cattle of Scotland and are named for the Highland region of Scotland.

The extremely harsh conditions encountered by the cattle created a process of natural selection, where only the fittest and most adaptable animals survived to carry on the breed. Improvement was made through selection alone; the Highland never had any introductions from other breeds.

Archaeological evidence of the breed goes back to the sixth century, with some written records existing from the twelfth century. The Highland Cattle Herd Book, first published in 1885, lists pedigrees since that time.

Originally there were two distinct classes of cattle:

1) The slightly smaller and usually black Kyloe, whose primary domain was the islands off the west coast of northern Scotland. The Kyloe name is due to their swimming across the straits (or kyloes) on their way to market on the mainland.

2) A larger animal, generally reddish in color, whose territory was the remote Highlands of Scotland.

Today both of these strains are regarded as one breed – Highland. In addition to red and black, yellow, dun, white, brindle and silver are also considered traditional colors.

Mature bulls can weigh around 1,500 to 1,800 lbs. Mature cows weigh around 900 to 1,200 lbs.

Read more general info about Highland cattle
here and here.
Did you know:

North Country Cheviot sheep were developed in Northern Scotland over two hundred years ago.

Being the product of two hundred years of selection by survival of the fittest is still paying off for North Country Cheviot sheep and their shepherds.

In 1791 Sir John Sinclair brought 500 "long hill" ewes from the Cheviot Hills near the English border to his estate in Caithness and Sutherland in the north of Scotland. After breeding in other bloodlines, he got a new breed which he named "Cheviots" after the hill area from which they originated.

North Country Cheviot sheep are intelligent, self-reliant, resourceful and among the healthiest and most long-lived breeds. Part of this self-reliance is attested to by the long-time sheepman who commented, "The North Country Cheviot is the only breed of sheep I ever saw chase a dog out of the pasture."

North Country Cheviots are a "hill breed" of sheep. They evolved on the rugged Scottish Highlands and of necessity had to thrive unattended by man and search for food on wild unimproved land. In these conditions, the ewes usually lambed alone and the newborn lambs survived by their near-miraculous ability to get-up, nurse and run just minutes after their birth.

In 1912, breeders in Caithness and Sutherland formed the North Country Cheviot Breeders Association for the purpose of holding shows and sales. After the Second World War, in 1945, this association was reformed into the existing North Country Cheviot Sheep Society.

Read more
general info about North Country Cheviot sheep here and here.
Anvil Launch and Trebuchets!!

Every Scottish Fest since the beginning has started and ended with the boom of black powder and the billowing grey smoke of the infamous anvil launch.

The Split-The-Pot anvil launch ends the festival and games. If the anvil lands nearest to your plate (paper, of course), you won! You split the pot with a local charity or service organization.

The trebuchets are a crowd favorite for heaving objects of all sizes into the air and down the field.
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Bonny Knees Contest

Kilted men are known for turning a fine leg and showing off their knees. A blindfolded panel of women await the bravest of you to present your knees to be judged, bonny or boney in The Bonny Knees contest.

Appreciative spectators cheer on their champions making sure to protect their identity as the judges skilled hands look for excellent bone structure, strength of calf, and skin texture. He who is chosen the Bonniest Knees receives the praise of the crowd and a wee special reward.
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Celtic Crafts


Both traditional and modern crafts can be seen at this year's festival, including the
Desert Fiber Arts Guild spinning and weaving.

SaturdayJUNE 16, 20189:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Prosser Wine and Food ParkProsser, Washington

$10 General Admission - $5 5-12 years/65 & older - Children 4 years and under admitted free!