The Society was founded as a veterans organization. The membership is
composed primarily of veterans of Scottish ancestry who have served –– or are
serving –– in the Armed Forces of the United States and the Commonwealth. If you
support the purposes shown above, we would welcome your membership if you
qualify. Membership is open to honorably discharged veterans or active duty or
reserve military persons who have served or are serving with any branch of the
United States or Commonwealth Armed Forces.
Entertainment Groups - For profit companies that provide entertainment through music, dance, education, entertainment setups for the youth, IE: rock climbing, bungy jumps, mechanical entertainment etc.
EVENTS WITHIN THE GAMES:
Whisky Tasting - Scotch Whisky (often referred to simply as "Scotch") is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland. All Scotch whisky was originally made from malt barley. Commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made from wheat and rye in the late eighteenth century.
Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky (formerly called "vatted malt" or "pure malt"), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky. Under the Scotch Whisky regulations, a "Single Malt Scotch Whisky" must be made exclusively from malted barley.
Athletic Events - The Scottish Highland Games athletic events are older that the Greek Olympic Games. It is thought htat the Greek Olympic Games got there inspiration from the Scottish Highland Games. There are eight athletic events; Braemar Stone, Open Stone, Heavy and Light Weights For Distance, Heavy and Light Hammers, Weight for Height, and Caber.
Pipe and Drum bands / Bagpiping competition - Bagpipes and drummers, offering Celtlic music and marching bands.
Highland Dance Competition - Sanctioned competitive Highland Dance Competition. These dancers are part of the national Highland Dance Competition, one of which is held at our own Prescott Highland Games.
The vendors at Highland Games fall mainly in two groups. Food and Merchandise. There are food and merchandise venders that specialize in Celtic food and wares. Other vendors that offer food and merchandise that varies like that of a county fair. It is all good and fun.
Within the vendor/education category are many non-profit organizations that will come to educate the people on local issues with city, state and national level. We have educators that will hold classes on things Celtic, others with subjects of interest IE: quilting, weaving, spinning wool and reenactors of the past (The 1700 Jacobite/Highland Rogues).