Capital District Scottish Games | New York By Rail | Things to Do in Altamont

august, 2019

31augAll Day01sepCapital District Scottish Games(All Day) Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand Street, Altamont NY, 12009

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Capital District Scottish Games

Watch bagpipers, dancers, competitors, and vendors celebrate Scottish heritage. Learn about the Highlands by immersing yourself in the food, games, activities, and entertainment at the Scottish Games.

Capital District Scottish Games

Photo from the Capital District Scottish Games Facebook

Enjoy a festival that is steeped in Scottish tradition, culture, and history. Experience entertainment, music, and games that have all originated in Scotland. Watch as Highland dancers perform, showcasing the athletic and artist skill behind each movement. Discover how this 11th-century dance style represents triumph, joy, or reflections of everyday life. Listen to piping, pipe bands and drumming events, as talented musicians play light marching music, reels, and classical Scottish music.

Whether or not you are Scottish, the Capital District Scottish Games welcomes everyone to learn more about Scotland and the Highlands vast history. Take the time to enjoy Celtic traditions, watch pipe band competitions, and witness Highland athletics. If you are Scottish, why not explore your roots and find your clan. Or maybe listen to some old world Gaelic and learn about the Clans and Societies that are present at the Scottish Games.

Make sure to come hungry because there will be plenty of food and drink vendors to choose from! Find one to your liking and experience delicious Scottish delicacies! Be sure to check out the numerous vendors present throughout the games. Find Highland jewelry, Celtic kilts, bags, and other unique treasures from Scotland. Travel to Altamont but feel as though you are in the gorgeous Highlands and become immersed in Scottish culture at the Capital District Scottish Games.

Take Amtrak to The Capital District Scottish Games

Experience the games and festivities via Amtrak to the Albany-Rensselaer Station if you are coming from New York City, or to Schenectady Station if you are traveling from Western New York —Don’t forget to use the See New york and Save 15% discount!

Pick-up your Enterprise Rent-a-Car at the Albany-Rensselaer Station or get picked up from the Schenectady Station. Don’t forget the NYTRAIN discount code. Click here to reserve your car from Albany-Rensselaer or here from Schenectady, or call the Albany-Rensselaer office today at: 518-427-3893 or Schenectady at: 518-374-7890.


August 31 (Saturday) - September 1 (Sunday)


Altamont Fairgrounds

129 Grand Street, Altamont NY, 12009