Decatur Highland Games

Decatur Highland Games

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1st Saturday in October

This will be the 3rd Annual Decatur Highland Games. The Decatur Highland games evolved from a private event held by the Hamilton Family of Decatur into a County wide event to be held every fall. Athletes register to qualify in August & practice for the Heavy Event Competition.  Both Men & Women are invited to Compete as long as they’re a resident of Adams County. The Games are held at Riverside field and the The Fort Wayne Scottish Pipes & Drums will play at 11 am with the Opening Ceremonies beginning at 11:30 am.  Fireworks sound & music from the bagpipe band lead to the past champions parade and the lighting of the cauldrons.  Events are as follows:

Events

Ladies Events

  • Weight for Height
  • Weight for Distance
  • Putting of the Stone
  • Hammer Throw
  • Caber Toss

Men's Events

  • Hammer Throw
  • Weight for Distance
  • Putting of the Stone
  • Weight for Height
  • Caber Toss

The Highland games are a family friendly event with food & drink vendors, kid’s games & Awards for the athletes.  The Dress of the day is Celtic attire.  So put on your kilt & join us for some fun at the Decatur Highland Games!

The Highland Games in Riverside Park, the first Saturday in October.

The Highland Games in Riverside Park, the first Saturday in October.

Henry Kukelhan Built the Decatur Highland Games City Trophy

Henry Kukelhan Built the Decatur Highland Games City Trophy

2017 Ladies Podium Winners

2017 Ladies Podium Winners

2017 Men's Podium winners

2017 Men's Podium winners

The People who made it happen

The People who made it happen

     "Decatur"
Life's Better Here!

"Decatur" Life's Better Here!

Highland Games Cast for TV show

Highland Games Cast for TV show

Face painting for the Show "2018"

Face painting for the Show "2018"

2018 Athletes

2018 Athletes

2018 Champ

2018 Champ

2018 Ladies Champ

2018 Ladies Champ

2018 ladies podium

2018 ladies podium

2018 Mens Podium

2018 Mens Podium

2018 Sponsors

2018 Sponsors

Bagpipes 2018

Bagpipes 2018

Big City & 2017 Champs

Big City & 2017 Champs

Kids Corner

Kids Corner

Ladies Hammer Throw 2018

Ladies Hammer Throw 2018

Lady competitors 2018

Lady competitors 2018

Master of Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies

The Field

The Field

The Flag

The Flag

Little Drummer

Little Drummer

City Trophy

City Trophy

2 Pour Guys

2 Pour Guys

2019 Athletes

2019 Athletes

2019 Ladies Podium

2019 Ladies Podium

2019 Mens Podium

2019 Mens Podium

All in the family

All in the family

Angie Turning the Caber

Angie Turning the Caber

Baker Family

Baker Family

Celtic Kids area

Celtic Kids area

Cheryl throwing the Hammer

Cheryl throwing the Hammer

Craig &  Big City

Craig & Big City

Craig & Corey

Craig & Corey

Drum & Bagpipes

Drum & Bagpipes

Event girls

Event girls

Future Athletes

Future Athletes

Ladies Caber

Ladies Caber

Lady's Caber

Lady's Caber

Linda

Linda

MC

MC

MC John

MC John

Men's Hammer throw

Men's Hammer throw

Pizza

Pizza

Place your bets

Place your bets

Returning Champ

Returning Champ

Sarah

Sarah

Score keepers

Score keepers

Scottish minnie cow

Scottish minnie cow

Strong Parking attendant

Strong Parking attendant

The field Judges

The field Judges

The Hamiltons

The Hamiltons

The new event

The new event

The Staff 2019

The Staff 2019

 Jenny

Jenny