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.

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