Kids Highland Games ::NEW!::
Looking for a fun and memorable activity for the wee folk in your family? Well don’t miss the the New Kids Highland Games! Children will have the chance to toss a Caber, shovel a Sheaf and throw a Braemar Stone. A Highland Games adult athlete will be on hand to explain the history, demonstrate techniques and answer questions.
Amateur Highland Games Competition
Join us on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Tansky Sawmill Toyota Greenfields Sports Area for the Amateur Highland Games. This demonstration of Celtic proportions will feature the caber toss, stone put, weight throw, weight over bar and sheaf toss. Starting with the days when various clans battled to prove their strength, prowess, agility and fleetness of speed, there has always been a keen interest among men to prove their strength, thus the Highland Heavyweight Games were born. While traditional activities such as the bagpipe exhibition are part of the festivities, many today still consider Highland athletics to be the main event.
Back by popular demand, Sheep Herding is returning to the 2013 Dublin Irish Festival! This is a fantastic opportunity to experience a pivotal part of the Irish culture firsthand. Sheep are one of the primary livestock animals of Ireland and farmers use intricate techniques to guide expertly trained dogs to herd sheep off the distant mountain side.
Alan Miller of Miller’s Border Collies, a 160-acre farmer in Bloomfield, KY, will perform the demonstrations. Alan comes to the Dublin Irish Festival as a second generation dog handler, his family has been raising Border Collies for over 50 years. The demonstrations will feature several of his Border Collies, sheep and even a few ducks! Alan will herd sheep and ducks through obstacles on the Tansky Sawmill Toyota Greenfields Sports Area, provide an explanation of his techniques and provide an overview on the importance of sheep herding.
All Sheep Herding demonstrations will be on Sunday, August 4. Trust us, this is one demonstration you will not want to miss!
The Bushmills Whiskey Snug will feature a number of opportunities for Festival goers to try their hand at the art of darts. There will be Darts Open play throughout the Festival weekend, as well as Dart Blind Draw Competitions with prizes for the top finishers and Dart Seminars with dart professional, Wade Wilcox. There is a $5 entry fee for all Dart Blind Draw Competitions.
Wade Wilcox, member of the 1995 World Cup team and competitor on the national and international darts circuit, will be in the Snug throughout the Festival. During his seminars, Wilcox will explain the equipment, rules of the game, and the background of darts as a pastime sport. In addition, he will showcase darts skill with a demonstration of throwing techniques.
Join us at the Tansky Sawmill Toyota Greenfields Sports Area on Friday for a casual game of Cornhole with your friends, or compete in the Cornhole Tournament at the Dublin Irish Festival. The American Cornhole Association Sanctioned tournament will include cash prizes for the top eight teams. In addition, many great door prizes will be presented. The tournament is a team-play format, and all players must be at least 18 years of age to compete.
There is a $30 entry fee to participate and tickets to the Dublin Irish Festival are not included. Pre-registration only for the tournament to the first 64 teams.
Tansky Sawmill Toyota Greenfields Sports Area
|Corn Hole Tournament – Shamrock Club of Columbus||Friday, Aug. 2||6 p.m.|
|Kids Highland Games||Saturday, Aug. 3||11 a.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Amateur Highland Games||Saturday, Aug. 3||3 – 9:30 p.m.|
|Sheep Herding – Millers Border Collies||Sunday, Aug. 4||1 p.m.|
|Hurling – Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club||Sunday, Aug. 4||3 p.m.|
|Sheep Herding – Millers Border Collies||Sunday, Aug. 4||4 p.m.|
|Gaelic Football – Naghten Street||Sunday, Aug. 4||6 p.m.|
Bushmills Whiskey Snug
|Darts Blind Draw Competition||Friday, Aug. 2||7 p.m.|
|Darts Seminar – Wade Wilcox||Saturday, Aug. 3||1 p.m.|
|Darts Seminar – Wade Wilcox||Saturday, Aug. 3||3 p.m.|
|Darts Seminar – Wade Wilcox||Saturday, Aug. 3||5 p.m.|
|Darts Blind Draw Competition||Saturday, Aug. 3||7 p.m.|
|Darts Seminar – Wade Wilcox||Sunday, Aug. 4||1:30 p.m.|
|Darts Seminar – Wade Wilcox||Sunday, Aug. 4||3:30 p.m.|
Sports Presentation Tent
|Gaelic Football – Naghten Street||Sunday, Aug. 4||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Sheep Herding – Millers BorderCollies||Sunday, Aug. 4||2:30 – 4 p.m.|
|Hurling – Akron Hurling||Sunday, Aug. 4||4 – 6 p.m.|