Br-r-r-ring on the Games!
July 1, 2021
ATHENA, OR — Athena Caledonian Games continues its long history of Highland Gatherings in Athena, Oregon with a day of family fun at Athena City Park on Saturday, July 10. Starting with a parade on Main Street at 9:00 AM, you are invited to go to City Park for an Old Car Show, a Kiddie Bike Parade, a Pet Parade, contests and games for kids and a Bonniest Knees Contest, well, everybody is wearing kilts or at least shorts, right? (Judged by the senator’s wife, who will be blindfolded, that should be something to see!) Touches of Old, traditional Scotland will be evident with lots of kilts, piping, an athletic competition where he-men throw hay bales, hammers, stones and telephone poles (cabers), music of the Tri-Cities-based Celtic Band, Skweez the Weezle, a demonstration by the Tri-Cities School of Highland Dancing where you’ll see the Highland Fling, and enjoy family fun. Caledonian Games is hosting the Big Idaho Potato Truck…….an opportunity to snap family and friends with the famous truck from Idaho Potato ads on TV. Free Caledonian Games Programs, sponsored by Umatilla County Cultural Coalition, list the full schedule and feature our 20th Century Caledonian Love story of a Highland dancer from Portland and a wheat farmer from Helix.