This weekend is the 74th Central New York Scottish Games & Celtic Festival. It is not too far over the border and is a fun Highland Games to attend. The crowd is great and very appreciative of the bands. The vendors are not the same ones we see in Ontario so that's a nice change as well. The down side is the poor exchange rate at the moment. 75 cents on the dollar is tough to swallow. But there are Outlet Malls!
In Ontario, the Highland Games we attend are all very similar to each other. Each one has its plusses and minuses but all are enjoyable for different reasons. My better half loves to find the cool shopping spots and unique stores. We also look for farmer's markets as most small towns have them. Antique stores are also cool places to take in if time permits...you never know what you'll find there. The other thing we look for is a small local bakery. There are always local gems to be had from there.
The setting is lovely at Long Branch Park and I'm really looking forward to competing this weekend.