The Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival is held on the last weekend of each
October at the State Fairgrounds (Strawberry Hill) in Richmond, Virginia. The Festival
features living history units, pipe, dance and athletic competitions, sheep dog trials,
Celtic music from around the world and numerous artisans and crafters from around
The Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival
The Chief of
Clan MacBones Makes an Annual Visit!
Views through the years of Chief Boney MacBones of MacBones.
The Chief and his bride join Clan MacLachlan every Fall as a celebration
of the Halloween Season. He has proven to be very popular with visiitors,
many stopping to have a photo taken with the Chief.
The People We
- Members of Clan MacLachlan await the start of the 1998 Parade of Tartans.
As the Honored Clan, Clan MacLachlan was asked to lead the parade.
October 24-25, 1998. Seen in this photo are Connie McLaughlin,
Elizabeth Finegan, Peter McLachlan and Michaele
- Clan MacLachlan's un-official Color Guard as they lead the 1998 Parade
of Tartans. Seen in this photo are Brian McLaughlin and Jim
Finegan serving as sword bearers flanking two unknown MacLachlan
lads from Richmond who are carrying the Clan's colors - the tartan
standard and name flag. October, 1998.
- After the parade, everyone collected for a group photo. October, 1998.
The Things We
- Opening Ceromonies in 1995 were different than any we had previously seen.
On Saturday, a single representative from each clan was paraded about in
horse drawn wagons such as the one pictured. This was followed by a massed
band performance and the opening speaches. Each clan and society is
honored and a historical description is read.
- Some of the animals at the Richmond Festival. October, 1995. Oxen cart rides
and carriage rides were available.
- There's even a petting zoo and a weaving demonstration tent (sheep to shawl)
for the kids of all ages. October, 1995.
- Tents galore from more than sixty clans and associtaions are present.
Most, like ours here in 1998, had a constant flow of visitors seeking information
on their heritage.
The Places We
- Clan MacLachlan's award winning tent at the 1995 Festival.
- Clan MacLachlan's return to Richmond in October, 1996. The Tartan
Standard is furled and tied with black ribbons in memory of their Late Chief, Madame
Marjorie Maclachlan of MacLachlan.
- During the 1997 Festival, Saturday was a beautiful day sandwiched
in between two very wet days. Sunday, when this photo was taken, was bone
with both periods of rain and a steady wind from the North. Many Clans
- Clan MacLachlan As Honored Clan in October, 1998. Forty MacLachlans joined
in the two days of celebration. Over thirty people attended the informal Clan
Dinner held under the tent on Saturday evening.
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