The 2016 Ohio Scottish Games came to town Friday and Saturday, bringing some of the world’s mightiest competitors to the Lorain County Fairgrounds. From the caber toss to traditional dances, there was plenty of culture to be found. Enjoy these photos!
Amanda Ford of Wilmington, N.C., competes in the 13-pound breamar rock throw.
Brad Houston of Westerville, Ohio, runs the mile in a kilt competition with a time of just over eight minutes.
David Marble of Cumberland,Va., puts his all into a throw during the light weight for distance competition.
Jason Thomas of Perry, Ohio, competes in the sheaf toss, which is a 16-pound bale that is thrown upward and over a pole at heights of 28 feet.
Lily Powell, 13, of Cincinnati, takes part in the Scottish arts and dancing competition on Saturday.
Morgan Frantz of New Carlisle, Ohio, takes part in the Scottish arts and dancing competition.
Robert Morrison of Pittsburgh, Pa., takes part in the solo piping competition.
Sean Urquhart of North Ridgeville winds up a throw during the light weight for distance competition.
Taking part in the breamar rock throw competition on Saturday is Heather McKenzie from Alexandria, Va.
The Gregor clan marches in front of the grandstands at the fairgrounds to show show its Scottish heritage.
The Henderson clan marches during the Ohio Scottish Games.
The law enforcement pipe and drum band performs during the Ohio Scottish Games.
Travis Haddock of Alexandria, Va., competes in the light weight for distance by throwing a 28-pound weight.