Nobody could contain their Celtic pride this past Saturday at the 2017 Ohio Scottish Games. The Lorain County Fairgrounds again played host to the event, which included bagpipe and drum competitions, caber tosses, the Parade of the Clan Tartans, and music from the likes of Charlie Zahm, Mad Maudlin, and Little Fire. The Ohio Scottish Games were established in 1977 by the Ohio Scottish American Cultural Society.
Members of Greensburg, Pennsylvania’s Seton Hill University Pipe Band make their way onstage June 24 at the 2017 Ohio Scottish Games.
Chris Chafin of Wilmington, N.C., readies his caber throw.
A pair of Scottish schnauzers: McCorkle and Brodie.
Folk singer Charie Zahm plays for a clapping crowd in the pavilion.
Dana Sutton of Bucyrus, Ohio, strolls near the fairground offices while playing a bagpipe solo.
John Collins of Derwood, Md., readies himself mentally and physically before a caber toss.
The Seymour Family of Hebron, Ohio: Aurora, Joshua, Liam, Amanda, and Riley.
Sheila Chambers of Cleveland browses Celtic-themed purses brought to the games by Indiana’s Seasons 21.
Tammy Sirianni, Tom Sirianni, and Julianna Sirianni take in the scenery as four-year-old Fox Alexander and canine friend Bud prepare to sword fight.
Matt Hand stretches before his caber toss after traveling from Belmont, N.Y.
Dean Fay of Arlington, Va., gets some help lifting his caber.
Jeffrey Grubbs and Cayden Capuano of New Albany, Ohio, show off some nice kilts.
This 10,000 square-foot bounce house, “The Big Bounce,” made its debut at the games.
Amia Bell and Carter Sigman of Cuyahoga Falls help each other grab some air.
Time to graze!
Members of the 87th Cleveland Pipe Band warm up before competition.
Alex Stugis and his golden retriever, Medley, walk into the games after traveling from Buffalo, N.Y.
Bruce, Ainsley, and Norah Borthwick of Kirkland, Ohio, take a breather after a trip inside the bounce house.
The Seton Hill University Pipe Band performs.
Warmups seemed almost as intense as the ensuing competition.
Bands huddle together to make sure every note is just right.