Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival Highlights Aug 26-28 in Hamilton MT  
This was the  2nd  annual festival held at the Marcus Daly Mansion Grounds, just outside of Hamilton MT.  The Edmonton pipe & drum band rolled in with their charter bus. A pair of Clydesdales and Scottish coo's were anxious to unload and meet all the kids.  A vast array of burly dudes in kilts were toting caber poles in,  young ladies in tartan socks and others in Irish hard shoes were getting their hair do's pinned up. Clear signs it was going to be something special as a 1 mile line of cars snaked their way in.   >60 High Quality vendors were selling fantastic celtic wares & came from as far away as Texas and California. The pasties, haggis and local brews were wonderful.  Flathead cherries were in season at only $1.99/lb. I'm told the mead and whiskey selections were wonderful too. I hobbled around as best I could with 2 broken toes to bring back these highlights for you.  Nat'l Champ Eric Wechter was even there competing in the heavy athletics. 
With 6,000 attendee's going thru the gates in 2011, we hope we can get even more cars to join us in the 2012 caravan as we all plan to go back next year.                                  

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