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:
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.
Decatur Highland Games Event safety cage located at Riverside Field
Event Coordinators Congratulate John Shifferly 1st place Decatur Highland Games Men's Division
New Decatur Festival makes the front page!
Henry Kukelhan Built the Decatur Highland Games City Trophy
Drum & Bagpipes start the festivities
Past Champs Kintz, Butler, lighting the torch
Past Champs Baker, Hamilton, lighting torch
Sara "The Painted Warrior"
John Shifferly, Breaking the record in Weight For Height
Mark & Paul enjoying the Games
2017 Highland Games Qualifying Athletes
Young Hamilton escorted by the Ladies
Here's to our Sponsors!
Once again to our Sponsors!
Ladies Weight For Height
Past Champ Chad Baker,Caber Toss
2017 Ladies Podium Winners
2017 Men's Podium winners
Crossing the Claymores
The People who made it happen
Jenny the Highlander!
Life's Better Here!
Highland Games Podium Sponsors
Highland Games Cast for TV show
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Decatur, Indiana 46733
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Closed: 12:30 - 1:30