tHE coastal hIGHLAND GAMES
EXPERIENCE CELTIC PRIDE the Myrtle Beach way with The Inaugural Coastal Highland Games! Clans dating back centuries come together to celebrate Tartan culture, compete in athletic contests and, most importantly, have a great time! From Border Collie demonstrations and face-painting to live music and dance performances, this Celtic celebration has something for the whole family! Kick off the spring season with competitions, Scottish culture and cold beer on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach, SC!
Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place
821 Ocean Boulevard N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Scottish Highland Athletic Group (S.H.A.G.) competition
Dozens of Clans representing their heritage from around the region
Authentic Celtic Cuisine, Music & Dancing
Food Trucks & Beer
Kid’s Glen with Inflatables, Face-Painting & Petting Zoo
Friday Night Whisky Tasting
Sunday Morning Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Church Service
HAMMER THROW A hammer consisting of a metal or lead head with a wooden or rattan shaft (12-22lbs, not exceeding 50”) is swung around the athlete’s head and tossed with their feet in a fixed position. Longest distance wins!
SHEAF TOSS Athletes use a 2- or 3-pined pitchfork to throw a 16 lb-20 lb bag over a bar. Competitors get three (3) tries at each height.
OPEN STONE The ancient version of what is known as the modern day Shot Put. Using a spin or glide technique, athletes fling a 16lb-20-lb stone from a stationary position, without stepping over the line, which results in a foul. Longest distance wins.
HEAVY WEIGHT THROW Using a spinning technique, athletes throw a weight (ranging between 28 to 56 pounds). Longest distance wins.
LIGHT WEIGHT THROW Using a spinning technique, athletes throw a weight (ranging between 14 to 18 pounds). Longest distance wins.
CABER TOSS A 20’ wooden beam or caber weighing around 150 lbs is flipped to a 12 o’clock position. This means that the athlete must pick up the caber, run and flip it so that it lands directly in front of them; or 12 o’clock on an imaginary clock. Points are rewarded based on landing position relative to 12 o’clock.
WEIGHT OVER BAR A combination of the Sheaf Toss and Weight Throws. Competitors throw a weight over a bar using one hand and will have three (3) chances at each height.