Views From
The Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival

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 country.

Visit the Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival Web Page

 

 

 

The Chief of Clan MacBones Makes an Annual Visit!

Boney MacBones, Oct 95, RHG&CF

1995

Boney MacBones, Oct 96, RHG&CF

1996

Boney MacBones, Oct 97, RHG&CF

1997

Boney MacBones, Oct 98, RHG&CF

1998

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 Meet!

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  1. 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 Finegan.
  2. 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.
  3. After the parade, everyone collected for a group photo. October, 1998.

 

 

 

The Things We See!

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  1. 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.
  2. Some of the animals at the Richmond Festival. October, 1995. Oxen cart rides and carriage rides were available.
  3. There's even a petting zoo and a weaving demonstration tent (sheep to shawl) for the kids of all ages. October, 1995.
  4. 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 Live!

MacLachlan Tent, Oct 95, RHG&CF

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MacLachlan Tent, Oct 96, RHG&CF

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MacLachlan Tent, Oct 97, RHG&CF

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MacLachlan Tent, Oct 98, RHG&CF

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  1. Clan MacLachlan's award winning tent at the 1995 Festival.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 left early.
  4. 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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