Scottish Games return, debut world’s largest bounce house


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David Marble of Cumberland, Va., puts his all into a throw during the 2016 Scottish Games. The cultural event is held every year at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington.


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See the world’s biggest bounce house at the 2017 Ohio Scottish Games on June 23 and 24 at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington.

The festival will feature The Big Bounce America, a 10,000-square-foot inflatable house packed with thrills for kids and adults alike.

There’s an inflatable obstacle course for budding ninja warriors, basketball hoops, a massive domed ball pit, an inflatable forest, and slides.

The mother of all bounce houses was built here in Ohio and will make its debut at the Scottish Games.

This year’s games are packed with events, from bike racing to Highland dancing.

Ceilidh — dinner with traditional music and dancing — will launch the fun at 6 p.m. Friday, with The American Rogues performing in concert at 8:45 p.m.

On Saturday, solo pipes and drums competitions begin at 7:45 a.m. and the gates officially open to the public at 8 a.m.

Events through the day include a harp and fiddle competitions, Clydesdale and Highland cattle show, Scottish arts, choreographed dance, a border collies demonstration, and more.

Don’t miss the Parade of the Clan Tartans at 11 a.m. at the grandstand, with welcoming ceremonies at 11:15 a.m.

Musical entertainment will include The McIans, Little Fire, Mad Maudlin, Country Dancers, and folk singer Charlie Zahm with fiddler Tad Marks.

The Scottish Games Motorcycle Group will present a collection of British motorcycles, including BSA, Triumph, Norton, Matchless, and other makes. The Lorain County British Car Club will show vehicles including Austin, Jensin, MG, and Triumph.

There will also be food vendors and lots of crafts, leather goods, kilts, and other items for sale.

At 2 p.m., kids can take part in their own caber toss, tug o’ war, stone toss, sheaf toss, and a foot race. The Kilted Mile is a race for all ages — be sure to stop at the Clan Village and have a clan sponsor you.

At the Clan Village, you can learn more about Scottish history and learn whether your family has ties to one of the great clans. The Clan of the Bells, Clan Campbell Society, Clan Claus Society, Clan Gregor Society, Clan Kennedy, and Clan MacDougall are just a few of the many family lines that will be represented.

For tickets and other admissions information, visit www.ohioscottishgames.com.

David Marble of Cumberland, Va., puts his all into a throw during the 2016 Scottish Games. The cultural event is held every year at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/06/web1_scott_3.jpgDavid Marble of Cumberland, Va., puts his all into a throw during the 2016 Scottish Games. The cultural event is held every year at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington.

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