Celebrate these Scottish Traditions and more during The Colonial Highland Gathering at Fair Hill Race Track.
Each year, competitors and spectators come together to enjoy daunting feats of strength, delightful Scottish music, dancing, food, and culture.
From the iconic caber toss, to bag piping, dancing, and fiddling – competitions showcase strength and talent. Register or learn more.
Find your Celtic clan or immerse yourself in Scottish culture with an array of different demonstrations and vendors.
Live musical entertainment keeps the sounds of traditional and modern Scotland booming through the fair grounds.
Browse and purchase a selection of artisan food, tartans, and other scottish cultural items.
Sample traditional Scottish fare and American goods. Food tents are set up around the fairgrounds.
Taste a variety of Scottish teas and view beautiful tea service sets in the Tea Room.
58 th Scottish Games of Delaware
Gene was born in Philadelphia, PA. When he was two years old, his father was transferred to Wilmington.
After graduating from Salesianum High School, Gene served four years in the United States Navy. Upon completion of his military service he worked at several jobs before going to work for Brandywine Lock and Safe (where) he learned the trade of lock smith.
When he was working for The DuPont Company at Barley Mill Plaza, he met Wil Muirhead, active Steward with the Colonial Highland Games. Thus began his service as a Piping Steward.
Gene has retired from the University of Delaware.
And for nearly 40 years Gene served in many areas within the Scottish Games of Delaware and is currently the Quartermaster Steward for the Games.
We recognize and celebrate his dedication and service with this plaque and by making Gene honorary Chief of the Games today. Thank you, Gene.