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-Niagara Celtic Festival
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-Ancient order of   Hibernians
  Olean, New York

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-Mackenzie Highlanders
-87th Cleveland Pipe Band
-Pipes & Drums of the
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-Caledonian Pipes & Drums
-Lochaber Pipe Band
-Gordon Highlanders
-Trinity Episcopal Pipes &   Drums
-City of Thorold Pipe Band

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List of Clans!

"Celtic Guide"

Scottish Highland & Irish Dancers

  Buffalo Heavy Athletic
 Competition Schedule

    Friday Nite Kick Off Party Band

    Saturday Nite Ceilidh Band

Steel Clover

Sue Tillotson & Jim Cunningham

List of Pipe Bands

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Friday, August 21, 2015
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday, August 22, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM


The 10th Annual

Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival

Gathering of the Clans

Saturday 8/22/2015

9 AM till 10:00 PM

Mayville Lakeside Park
Mayville, New York

Like to remind everyone that the festival on Saturday runs from 9:00 A.M. till 6:00 PM in Mayville, New York. Our Ceilidh will start in the Beer & Wine Garden at 7:00 P.M. featuring Big Leg Emma.




FROM 6:00 PM till 10:00 PM


Celtic Music Group

Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band

Youngstown, New York

See more detailed info below!!

There will be food and beverages for sale.

Don't miss out, this is our third kick off party!!
Last year's party was a great success!




No Admission for
Friday or Saturday Evening Events
In the Beer & Wine Garden


Festival Admission: $10 donation,
Seniors & Young Adults 14 to 18 - $8.00
Children 13 and under free

to make your calendars for August you won't want to miss this years festival. Last years we had over 4000 participants and spectators. We are growing every year.

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Please watch the road signs along Route 394 around the festival area for the following:


*Free Parking w/Free Shuttle Bus Service
*Handicap Parking Available
*Wheelchair Accessible
*Free Festival Program
*Bring your favorite lawn chair

Handicap Parking & Wheelchair entrance will be at the Tennis Court Parking lot at Mayville Lakeside Park. We will have a 6 passenger Golf Cart to help handicap and elderly enter the festival.



  2014 Major Sponsors  

We would like to thank all our 2014 Sponsors:


Cummins logo Cummins Engine Plant Lakewood, New York

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Media Group One Radio Stations


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Chautauqua County Industrial Development Bed Tax Grant

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Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

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Webb's Captain's Table Restaurant
       Mayville, New York

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United Refining Company
Warren, Pennsylvania

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Regal Services
Ripley, New York

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Anixter Fasteners Inc
Morton Grove, Illinois



a Franz & Russell
    Jamestown, New York



The 96th Highlanders proudly welcomes the Orkin Business Family as a proud sponsor of the
2015 Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival



The 96th Highlanders proudly welcomes Casella Waste as a proud sponsor of the
2015 Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival

Casella's service to the festival over our 10 year history with them has been exceptional.
Polite and friendly drivers who care about the customer.
Please Check out Casella your waste removal needs.


Level One and Level Two Sponsor:

Linds Funeral Home, Jamestown, NY

Northwest Savings Bank, Jamestown, NY

B&M Electric, Ashville, NY

Cosmia Corporation, Jamestown, NY

Power Drives, Falconer, NY

Casella Waste Services, Westfield, NY

Wegmans Food Service, Lakewood, NY

The 96th Highlanders thank all of our Sponsors
for their generous support of the
Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival



  Schedule of Events  

Pipe Band Schedule 2015

               Morning Pipe Band Schedule: Tentative Schedule

               9:00 AM – Gates to Festival Open  
               9:20 AM – 96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums
               9:40 AM – MacKenzie Highlander Pipes & Drums
             10:00 AM – Gordon Highlanders Pipes & Drums
             10:20 AM – Caledonian Pipe Band
             10:40 AM – Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band
             11:00 AM - Red Hackle Pipe Band
             11:20 AM – City of Thorold Pipe Band
             11:40 AM – Lochaber Pipe Band
             12:00 PM - Massed Bands Opening Ceremony

              Afternoon Pipe Band Schedule: Tentative Schedule

               1:25 PM – 96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums 
               1:50 PM – MacKenzie Highlander Pipes & Drums
               2:15 PM – Gordon Highlanders Pipes & Drums
               2:40 PM – Caledonian Pipe Band
               3:05 PM – Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band
               3:30 PM - Red Hackle Pipe Band
               3:55 PM – City of Thorold Pipe Band
               4:20 PM – Lochaber Pipe Band
               5:00 PM - Massed Bands

            Massed Bands Will Be: 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM


The list of the 7 Pipe Bands attending this years festival is listed below. It is a great list of pipe bands so you will not want to miss their performances. Each Pipe Band will be playing two 20 minute concerts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon plus two Massed Bands .


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Opening Ceremonies: 12:00 PM

Featuring all 7 Pipe Bands playing as one large pipe band and the Gathering of the Clans and Scottish Heavy Athletes.
Presentation of the national anthems by
Monte & Marcia Jones


Massed Bands: 5:00 PM

Featuring all 7 Pipe Bands and the Gathering of the Clans and
presentation of the Scottish Heavy Athletic Competition Winners.

All the Pipe Bands might circling up in the Beer & Wine Garden following Closing Ceremonies!!



Saturday Evening's CEILIDH:

7:00 P.M. till 10:00 P.M.

In the Beer & Wine Garden


"Big Leg Emma"

from Chautauqua County, New York



Beer & Wine Garden Stage

                       11:30 PM  –    2:30 PM – McCarthyizm

                              3:00 PM   –   6:00 PM –  Penny Whiskey

                             7:00 PM   –  10:00 PM – "Big Leg Emma"

Plan on staying for more Celtic Music and food following the closing ceremonies!

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Celtic Music & Celtic Dancers

On the Festival Grounds
In a 20 X 40 Tent in the Main Field

Celtic Creek –- Warren, Pennsylvania

Beth & Jim McQuiston  

Performing: 10:00 AM - Massed Bands


Emerald Isle – Buffalo, New York

Performing: 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM


Step-In-Time –- Youngstown, New York

Marcia & Monte Jones

Performing: 3:00 PM till 5:00 PM


On the Festival Grounds
In a 20 X 40 Tent in Vendors Row

Steel Clover –- Pittsburgh. Pa.

9:00 - 10:00 and 3:30 - 5:00

Sue Tillotson & Jim Cunningham
Lakewood, New York

11:00 - 12:00 and 1:30 - 3:00

Olean Area Irish Dancers
Olean, New York

10:00 - 10:30 and 3:00 - 3:30

The Audrey Watkins Highland Dance Academy
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

10:30 - 11:00  and 1:00 - 1:30

Times are all mornings and afternoon...Watch the Schedule the day of the Festival.

Will do performances in the Festival Grounds in
Vender's Row Music Tent
Look for the 20 X 30 Tent

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We Need more volunteers !!

If You would like to Volunteer !!


Jobs include:

Ticket sellers - Security - Band Ushers - Beer Tent

Shirt Tent - Scottish Auction Tent


People to help set up tents, get the tables & Chairs from various places around the county. Basically set up various aspects of the festival. Lunch will be provided.


We will need volunteers to work various areas of the festival, ticket tents, beer tent,
kids' area, parking cars in parking lot just to name a few jobs available.
Keeping the area free of trash during the festival.


We will need volunteers to take down tents, collect all tables and chairs and help return them to their rightful owners. Police area for trash. This only takes 3 to 4 hours if enough people show up to help.

Lunch on all Three days is provided by the festival.

Our special thanks to all who volunteered in 2014.

If you would like to be a festival volunteer contact:

or Call
Janet Snow:

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Kick-Off Party

Friday Evening - 6:00 PM till 10:00PM



"Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band"


From: Youngstown, New York

The Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band's rich sound comes from seven accomplished
musicians performing over 15 diverse Celtic based instruments. Add to that
layered vocal harmonies and you have a band that presents Celtic music
with energy and passion. Collectively, CCC Band members perform with six
other music groups including a bagpipe band, flute ensemble, and
rock/blues band which adds to the diverse approach to Celtic music that is
the Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band.

They have performed at:

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Scottish Festival
Amherst, New York

Niagara Celtic Festival
Olcott, New York

Buffalo Irish Festival
Buffalo, New York

So plan on Spending Friday Evening with us at our annual "Kick-Off" Party in the
Beer & Wine Garden at
Mayville Lakeside Park Mayville New York !!!


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Saturday Night CEILIDH

7:00 P.M. till 10:00 P.M.



Chautauqua County, New York

Big Leg Emma was born in 2001 in Jamestown, NY, and has been on many roads before leading to their current band. 
Long time friends & musical partners Steve Johnson and Charity Nuse started the band, and have been a constant.
Kev Rowe joined the band as lead guitar bringing an eclectic-tasteful sound to Emma.  After their rebirth in 2012,
they added Corey Kertzie (Drums) who drove the band to an even higher level with his energy and groove.
Mix that with the band’s newest member, Miguel (bass guitar), and you have yourself a rhythm section
driving the music like a freight train. It’s this process of finding the perfect members aligned with their quest
for this to be their time.
Big Leg Emma in 11 years has performed in many major music festivals including:
 Finger Lakes Grassroots Music Festival, Great Blue Heron Music Festival, Bliss Festival,
Silver Maple Music Fest and many others.
The band has shared the stage with Rusted Root, Donna the Buffalo, ,Little Feat ,Del McCoury 10,000 Maniacs,
Max Creek, and Hot Tuna to name a few. BLE has performed in over 25 states from NY to Colorado.
 And all the way down to the Florida Keys and Punta Cana.

Big Leg Emma is:
Charity Nuse - Mandolin, Vocals
Steve Johnson - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Kev Rowe - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Miguel Morales - Bass Guitar
Corey Kertzie - Drums


Big Leg Emma will be performing 7 P.M. till 10 P.M.

So stay after the Festival's 5:00 Massed Bands come
to the Beer & Wine Garden for our CEILIDH!!


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  Celtic Vendors  
  Bagpipes USA
Scottish Store Online

retail bagpipes & accessories, highland wear, kilts
shirts, gifts & souvenirs

Contact Tim & Tracy Demler 

The Celtic Cottage
Featuring Celtic Jewelry

Wood Roses
Contact Roberta Peterson

Classic Irish Imports

Enchanted Shire
Featuring Celtic Jewelry, gift ware
Contact Mary Beth Boldt

Lords of the Seas
Irish & Scottish: Items, Note Cards, embroidered towels,
whisker glasses and water crystal jugs
Contact Lord of the Seas

96th Highlanders - Shirt Tent
Band shirts, Festival Shirts, Festival & Band Pewter pins

The Rams Horn
Featuring Pewter Celtic Jewelry, and live Black Faced Sheep

Beaded Forest
Hand-turned wood with in laid beadwork
Contact Anne Jackson

Native Kreations
Native American and Celtic jewelry leather jewelry
Contact Darlene Stanley

Highland Kilt Company
Kilts, T-shirts, $89 Kilt Package

It's A Wrap
Celtic glassware wrapped w/beads
Celtic cheese tiles, bottle boards

Contact Kate Fairweather

Mostly Celtic Bead work
Craft Vendor
Contact Elizabeth Ahern

leather, jewelry,costume & decor accessories
Contact William Tifft

Treat Enterprises Inc
dba DarkBrithright.com

Book Vendor
Contact DarkBirthright.com

Marcia's Celtic Jewelry
sterling jewelry
Contact Marcia Ackerman

Celtic embroidered t-shirts, towels, baby items,
Celtic engraved wood boxes, kilt can cozies, purses, thistle glassware

Contact Jeannie Fleming

Scentsy Fragrances
electric warmers, wax, & other scented items
Contact Melissa Wilson

Kiltmaker Scottish attire & accessories
Contact Hazel Stewart

Michelle Clark
Resident Photographer
Photos for all occasions
Contact Michelle Clark


Would you like to be a Vendor!

Please call Doug Clark 814-323-7360
prior to filling out Vendor Form Below!

Arts and Crafts Vendors are Welcome


Scottish Auction!!

Items Donated by Local Business, Festival Vendors and Individuals to be auctioned off to raise money for our scholarship fund. Last year we raised $2,000. We would like to beat this amount with your help this year. It is well worth the time and money spent.

If you are a business or individual who would like to donate an item or cash to the Scottish Auction you can fill out a form by clicking the Scottish Auction Form button or call Doug Clark at 814-323-7360

Remember all the proceeds from the Scottish Auction goes straight into the Festival Scholarship Fund.


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  Food Vendors  

Be sure you come Hungry you won't want to miss the great food!!

Sandee's Bakery & Deli
meat pies, shepard's pie, corned beef rubens,
famous italian sausage, hamburgers, Pop
Contact Robi Foti

SONS of AMVETS Post 726
Famous Chicken Barbecue

Franklin's Kettle Corn & Kettle French Fries
honey sticks, roasted sweet potatoes, sweet corn, candy & caramel apples
fruit logs, hand cream, yo yo balloons

Snack Shack - Camp Street UMC
hot Dogs, water -pop - Gatorade - small snacks
Contact Karen LaMar

Mister "D"s
Philly Steak & Curly Fries
Contact Don Bennice

Charles Meli
Fried Dough, Sugar Waffles
and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

David Fowler's
Serving Friday Evening & Saturday All Day  

InFamous Welsh Cookie Company
you will not want to miss this vendor
Contact Pete Browne

Would you like to be a Food Vendor!

Please call Doug Clark 814-323-7360
prior to fill out the Food Vendors Form!


Beer & Wine Garden
on Tap
Guinness - Smethwicks - Bud Light
Merritt Estate Wine
Pop & Water


  Celtic Dancers / Scottish Heavy Athletes
Area Irish Dancers
Olean, N.Y.
Buffalo Heavies
Athletic Competition
Buffalo, N.Y.
Audrey Watkins Scottish Highland Dancers
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Celtic Music

Celtic Creek
Jim & Beth McQuiston



10 year with festival

Step In Time
Marcia & Monte Jones



10 year with festival

Buffalo, New York


McCarthyism pulls together Celtic, folk and rock influences for an infectious sound that has won over crowds throughout the Northeast, Southern Ontario and even California.
They have shared the stage with many international acts including Spirit of the West, the Proclaimers, Glenngarry Bhoys and Great Big Sea.
The Buffalo News called McCarthyizm “Tough, relentless and propulsive, but always melodic and catchy as hell” and described their latest CD “Victors & Vices” as “Rowdy, smart and memorable”. McCarthyizm’s set at the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival is sure to deliver the same.
McCarthyizm is: Joe McCarthy (vocals, acoustic guitar), Paul Ceppaglia (lead guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals), Helen Butler (fiddle), Dave Mucha (bass, vocals) and Jeff Schaller (drums).


Returning This Year Are:

Steel Clover

Steel Clover is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now we invite you to listen as Sue Borowski comes to our festival for the first time this year.
Sue will be accompanied by Jim Borowski on Sound.

Sue Borowski (other known as Steel Clover) is a singer, songwriter and recording artist from the historic steel town of Homestead, Pittsburgh, PA. Sue made her debut as a Celtic solo artist in November, 2012 at Riley’s Pour House in Carnegie, PA. Her music touches the hearts of listeners all over. A local Celtic music reviewer from Pittsburgh City Paper has been quoted saying that “her arrangements are full of passion, spirit and sensitivity that will leave you wanting to hear more.” You can check out her new CD’s “In the Celtic Spirit” and “In the Christmas Spirit” on CD Baby, I-Tunes and Amazon.com
Email: Sue Borowski

Sue plays Celtic ballads and spirited songs that will move your spirit. Sue's unique arrangements are laced with musical dialogue and lilting expressions that will touch your heart.  



Sue Tillotson and Jim Cunningham

Sue is a classically trained violinist and has been an avid student and performer of Scottish Fiddle music for the last 15 years. She was fiddler for the band Ischabaha for 10 years and is founder and director of the Bonnie Loch Fiddlers and the Bonnie Loch Fiddle Club. She plays fiddle part time with the Ohio based band Father, Son, and Friends. Jim has a varied musical background playing in many bands in the Western New York area since the 70's. He has focused on Celtic music for many years, inspired by such wordsmith's as Tommy Makem and Archie Fisher and instrumental influences such as The Bothy Band and the Tannahill Weavers. Sue and Jim have played music together for many years bringing a love of Celtic music and exciting instrumentation to their audiences. You will hear Sue on fiddle, whistle, and vocals and Jim on guitar, bouzouki, cittern, Celtic harp and vocals.


New Band This Year:

"Penny Whiskey"

Contact Kirk McWhorter
Web Page: www.pennywhiskey.com

Penny Whiskey is a group of fun loving folks who truly have a good time doing what they love most…entertaining. The brain child of Kirk McWhorter (from the critically acclaimed Celtic band 'Kilbrannan') 'Penny Whiskey' promises to offer the best in music from both Ireland and Scotland along with home grown bluegrass and folk influences.

The foundation of 'Penny Whiskey' is the melodic vocals of Kirk, who also plays guitar, banjo, bodhran and whistles, backed up by the solid playing of Jon Carlson on acoustic guitar and mandolin. The quintet is rounded out by Dan Lelito on bass with Paul Kneis supplying his talents on mandolin, guitar and flute,and newest member Paul Runfola (who took 2nd place in the North American Rock Guitar Competition) on electric guitar - and of course, everybody sings... including the audience!

With audience participation songs, rousing pub sings, comedy tunes and tearful ballads, 'Penny Whiskey' offers something for everyone!

Returning Irish Band this Year!!

"Emerald Isle "
From: Buffalo, NY

The Emerald Isle Band from Buffalo, NY play a mix of traditional Irish, Scottish and sea chanties on fiddle, accordion, bass, penny whistle, bodhran, harmonicas and banjo.


The Audrey Watkins Highland Dance Academy


Audrey Watkins Highland Dance Academy

From: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

The staff have over 30 years experience total in the field and have produced Highland Dancing Champions, as well as dancers who have performed all over the world.  Some of the Dancers have been selected to dance at The Edinburgh Tattoo in Scotland, Basel Tattoo in Switzerland, Military Tattoo’s in Belgium, France, Holland, and Various Tattoo’s throughout North America.  The studio has funded dancers to dance at the World Championship at Cowal, Scotland and will once again travel to Scotland with a group of 15 dancers in 2015
They have a performance team, Celtic Odyssey, who have members here today, who will proudly perform for the audience at the Jamestown Celtic Festival.




Olean Area Irish Dancers

Olean Area Irish Dancers have been a favorite at our festival for the past 8 years.
Katie M. Duggan is the instructor for the Dance School in Olean, New York.
Katie has produced some very high quality dancers who have danced their way into the hearts of our spectators. The school has performed at Irish Festivals throughout the Southern Tier from Belmont, NY to Mayville, NY entertaining audiences with their spectacular dancing skills.

We are very happy to have them returning again this year!

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Pipe Bands


*7 Pipe Bands the most at any Festival in Western NY*

The sound of the Great Highland Pipes will be heard throughout the day
with the appearance of the following 8 Pipe Bands:

96th Highlanders
Jamestown, N. Y.

Mackenzie Highlanders
Niagara Falls, N. Y.

Gordon Highlanders Pipe & Drums
Buffalo, N.Y.

Caledonian Pipe Band
Buffalo, N. Y.

City of Thorold Pipe Band
Ontario, Canada

Lochaber Pipe Band
Lorain, Ohio

Red Hackle Pipe Band
Cleveland, Ohio

Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band
Ontario, Canada

87th Cleveland Pipe Band
Cleveland , Ohio
won't be with us this year because the are traveling to Glasgow Scotland
to compete in the World Pipe Band Championship.
We wish them all the luck and a Safe trip.

There you have it the largest gathering of Pipe Bands in

Western New York & North Eastern Pennsylvania!


We look forward to having them all at this years festival!

Saturday August 23, 2014



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  The Gathering of the Clans 2015  

This Year 2015 We have 25 Clans and Society's Registered to Attend

Clan Barclay - Clan Blair - Clan Campbell - Clan Claus - Clan Donnachaidh Society of N. E.
Clan Douglas - Clan Graham - Clan House of Gordon -
Clan Grant - Clan Gunn
Clan Hall Society - Clan Hamilton - Clan Hunter - Clan Kerr
Clan Kennedy Society of North America - Clan Mac Alister
Clan Maclean - Clan MacFarlane - Clan MacKenzie - Clan Macleod Society USA
Clan MacNachtan - Clan Mac Neil - Clan Mac Pherson - Clan Menzies Society - Clan Moffat
Clan Montgomery - Clan Sinclair - Clan Stewart Society in America
Clan Turnbull - Scottish Heritage U.S.A. - Scottish American Society of the Finger Lakes

Most of the Clans will be here Friday evening enjoying the atmosphere
around the campfire by the lake shore.
Great group of people to have at our festival.

New Clans are sending in there registration forms every day. Don't miss out send yours in today!
If your Clan has not registered yet please do we welcome any Clan who wishes to attend.


2010 Clan Row along Chautauqua Lake



Clans & Athletes at Opening Ceremonies 2010



Opening Ceremonies 2010



2010 We had Seven Pipe Bands - 13 Clans - Heavy Athletes


Clans Marching off Opening Ceremonies



Be sure to stop in and talk with the Clans,
who knows maybe you will find out how you could be a part of one of these great Clans.

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  Scottish Heavy Athletics Competition  


Buffalo Heavies' Web Page: http://buffaloheavies.com 

Sheaf Toss for Height            25# Toss for Distance

Caber Toss


56lb Weight Toss for Height






Everyone Enjoys the Scottish Heavy Athlete's



Competition is Serious!

Competitors compete in Six Events:

  • Open Stone Throw According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the modern sport of shot put
    "derives from the ancient sport of putting the stone." The smooth river stones used weigh 16 pounds.

  • Weight Throw for distance Weights, attached to a ring and chain, are thrown three times-the longest counts.

             56 pound weight throws for distance
             28 pound weight throws for distance

  • Scottish Hammer Throw The Scottish hammer derives from the village blacksmith's hammer.
    The metal ball (16-22 pounds) is attached to a wooden handle. The competitor is not allowed to move his feet while throwing

  • Caber Toss (the log) This signature Highland event may have begun as a military exercise.
    There is no standard size for these tapered pine trunks, but they are generally 16-20 feet long and weigh up to 120 pounds.
    The object is to lift then toss the caber end-over-end so that it lands in the 12 o'clock position.

  • Sheaf Toss (pitchfork event) A pitchfork is used to toss the16 pound bag of hay over a cross bar, which is raised 6 inches at a time.
    The winning toss is the highest one over the bar without knocking it

  • Weight Toss (for height) - The 56-pound weight is swung between the knees and tossed over the bar using only one hand. 

Each competitor has three attempts to achieve his personal best. There will be a winner of each event and an overall winner.

As for athlete line up: we will have a field of 10-15 athletes (that’s a full line up) 2 of which are females.
 A combination of amateurs and masters will be competing. As for the lineup, 2 of the athletes are highly ranked,  
We also picked up local athletes from Jamestown who will be throwing in this year's competition. 





Jamestown Highland Games Heavy Events Schedule

Presented by the:


TIME August 25th

Masters Class 40+

Open Class “A”

Strong Man

10:00 am

22# stone throw

16# stone throw


10:30 am

16# stone throw

22# stone throw


11:00 am

42# weight for distance



11:30 am

28# weight for distance


28# weight for distance

12:00 am



Atlas Stone

12:30 opening ceremony




1:00 pm



Log press

1:30 pm

Weight over bar

Light Hammer

Weight over bar

2:15 pm


56# weight for distance


3:00 pm

Light hammer

Weight over bar


3:45 pm


28# weight for distance






5:00 Closing Ceremony







éAthletes of Note who will be attendingé


List of Competing Athletes for the:
2013 Highland Games


Bob Vail
Ian Grassie
lou Ianone
Tim Mullally
Rich McClain
Dan Handerhan
Mark Ludwin
Sean Green
Mike Landrich
Chuck Livingston
John Katalinas
Bill Dennis
Andrew Gillie
Dean Curtis
Bill Donnell
Frank Klimjack

Under 40

Nick Kahanic
Jon Lehman
John Abel
Paul Brown
Ernie Perez
Bryan Dennis
Guy Gabbbey
John Emborski​


Willow McCarthy
Jen Vail
Courtney McGuire
Julie Griswald
Megan Zerfas


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Take I-90 East to Exit 60 Westfield Exit. Turn left onto Route 394 into Mayville, New York. Continue to follow Route 394 for 7 miles through Mayville towards Chautauqua Lake. Once you get to the bottom of the hill you will see the lake, follow the curve and the park will be on the left side of the road. Parking will be on the right side of the road.

Alternate Route from Erie and points east of Erie. Take I-90 East to I-86 East towards Jamestown. Get off at the Sherman Exit. Turn left and follow into Sherman to Stop sign. Turn right onto Route 430 and follow into Mayville. Where you will come to the traffic light in Mayville, turn right onto Route 394 and follow Route 394 till you see the lake, continue around bend and the festival will be on the left. Festival Parking will be on the right.

  From Buffalo  
  Take I-90 to Exit 60 Westfield Exit. Follow Route 394 as directed in the directions above.  
  From Olean  
  Follow I-86 West to the Sherman Exit. Turn right and go to stop sign. Turn right onto Rt-430 and follow this into Mayville. In Mayville you will come to a traffic light at the fire hall. Turn right onto Rt-394 and follow it through Mayville down the hill towards the lake. The park will be on the right side of the lake.  
  Take Rt-62 to Jamestown to I-86 West. Follow it to the Mayville/Lakewood exit. turn right onto Route 394 and follow Route 394 to Mayville. The festival will be on the right just before the bend leading to Mayville. Festival parking will be on the left side of the road.  


  A New Celtic Publication!  

Is now on line at www.celticguide.com

Jim McQuiston,
editor & publisher

A good friend of the Jamestown Celtic Festival has published on line
a new guide for the Celtic World call:

Please check out this Celtic Guide, Jim has done a great job putting this guide together. There is no cost so what are you waiting for Check it out click on the link and away you do.


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