Decatur Highland Games

Decatur Highland Games

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1st Saturday in October

A new event in 2017, 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 & Opening Ceremonies begin at noon.  Fireworks sound & music from the bagpipe band lead to the past champions parade and the lighting of the cauldrons.  Events are as follows:

Ladies Events

  • Weight for Height
  • Weight for Distance
  • Putting of the Stone
  • Weight for Height

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.

Decatur Highland Games Event safety cage located at Riverside Field

Decatur Highland Games Event safety cage located at Riverside Field

Event Coordinators Congratulate John Shifferly 1st place Decatur Highland Games Men's Division

Event Coordinators Congratulate John Shifferly 1st place Decatur Highland Games Men's Division

New Decatur Festival makes the front page!

New Decatur Festival makes the front page!

Henry Kukelhan Built the Decatur Highland Games City Trophy

Henry Kukelhan Built the Decatur Highland Games City Trophy

Drum & Bagpipes start the festivities

Drum & Bagpipes start the festivities

Past Champs Kintz, Butler, lighting the torch

Past Champs Kintz, Butler, lighting the torch

Past Champs Baker, Hamilton, lighting torch

Past Champs Baker, Hamilton, lighting torch

Sara "The Painted Warrior"

Sara "The Painted Warrior"

John Shifferly, Breaking the record in Weight For Height

John Shifferly, Breaking the record in Weight For Height

Mark & Paul enjoying the Games

Mark & Paul enjoying the Games

2017 Highland Games Qualifying Athletes

2017 Highland Games Qualifying Athletes

Young Hamilton escorted by the Ladies

Young Hamilton escorted by the Ladies

Here's to our Sponsors!

Here's to our Sponsors!

Once again to our Sponsors!

Once again to our Sponsors!

Ladies Weight For Height

Ladies Weight For Height

Past Champ Chad Baker,Caber Toss

Past Champ Chad Baker,Caber Toss

2017 Ladies Podium Winners

2017 Ladies Podium Winners

2017 Men's Podium winners

2017 Men's Podium winners

Crossing the Claymores

Crossing the Claymores

The People who made it happen

The People who made it happen

Jenny the Highlander!

Jenny the Highlander!

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Life's Better Here!

"Decatur" Life's Better Here!

Highland Games Podium Sponsors

Highland Games Podium Sponsors

Highland Games Cast for TV show

Highland Games Cast for TV show