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Scarborough Highland Games April 18 and 19

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WAXAHACHIE, TX (April 13, 2009) – This Saturday morning athletes from all over Texas and surrounding states will arrive  ready to compete in the annual Scarborough Highland Games. 


Events include tossing the hammer, weight for distance, weight for height, the stone throw, sheaf throw and the most well known event, the caber toss, where a 20 foot, 100+ lb. tree trunk is tossed end over end for distance.  The games will be held throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday at the Joust Arena.


The competition has a men and women’s division and awards are given based on weight class and experience.    Scarborough Renaissance Festival General Manager, Coy Sevier reports, “Every year the games get better and better.  This is a “can’t miss event”.  We expect several records to fall again this year.”

The games are organized by longtime Festival actor Mark Cooper who plays Laird Avery Mac Duff.


This is Cooper’s 12th year of portraying Mac Duff at Scarborough Renaissance Festival® and 7th year of organizing the Highland Games.  He also performs at Highland Games throughout Texas, usually placing in the top three in his events. 


Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is a recreated 16th Century English village whose twenty-eighth season began on Saturday, April 4 and will end on Memorial Day, May 25.  The Festival is open on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Monday, rain or shine, from 10 AM to 7 PM.  Guests can watch shows on 21 stages, purchase one-of-a-kind merchandise at over 200 craft shoppes, enjoy games and rides, and sample a variety of foods and drink as they enjoy the wooded 35-acre Village.


The Festival is located near Waxahachie, just 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex off of I-35E at exit 399A.  From Austin or Waco, follow I-35E north to Exit 399.  Admission is $21.99 for adults and $8.50 for children, ages 5-12 (tax included).  Children age 4 and under are admitted free. 


Admission includes free parking (courtesy of Allen Samuels Autoplex-Ennis), continuous entertainment and craft demonstrations.  Tickets are available online at ScarboroughRenFest.com or at the castle gates on Festival days.  Discount tickets are available at Tom Thumb Grocery Stores or Austin Area Randalls Grocery Stores. 


For more information please call 972-938-3247 or visit www.ScarboroughRenFest.com.



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