A celebration of Highland culture is coming to Waypost Brewing Co. in Fennville, Michigan on June 22. The farm brewery will host a number of Michigan athletes competing in traditional events testing skill and strength. Highland Games are deeply rooted in Scottish culture, and here in Michigan, the games have been held for the past 170 years. All are invited to attend the Waypost Highland Game, as well as the after party including live music, craft beer, BBQ and a bonfire.
Nine judged events will be held, including the hammer toss (light and heavy), weight for distance (light and heavy), Braemar stone, open stone, sheaf toss, weight over bar and caber. Athletes will compete in all nine events. Participating athletes range from Amateur A, B or C groups, to Masters. Athletes need not be of Scottish descent, as the only requirement is that they have trained in all events and wear kilts.
The Michigan Highlanders began youth events last season, and are interested in promoting the tradition for younger generations. Youth Events will be held at Waypost on Friday, June 21 at 6 pm. A caber demonstration will also take place at that time.
The Waypost Highland Game is a family-friendly event and open to all. The events begin at 11 am and admission is free. Waypost’s patio and grounds are wheelchair-accessible – please note that due to the large size of the field and natural terrain, it can be difficult to navigate certain areas. A food truck will be onsite all day, cooking up BBQ and serving some special treats to celebrate the event. George’s Smoke Shop will be onsite with cigars and pipes for interested parties (there is no smoking on the patio, please!).
After the games, guests and athletes alike are invited to enjoy a craft beer, bonfire and live music on our patio.
For more information about the Waypost Highland Games, please visit: https://www.waypostbeer.com/new-events/waypost-highland-game