Competitions such as heavy weight contests like the caber toss
, requiring competitors to lift a 175 pound log that is nearly 20 feet long and toss it as far as they can, coupled with the opportunity to see Scotsmen in their national dress, the Kilt, make this a must see tradition
25, including the famous caber toss
, and live dog shows Oct.
Many came to see and compete in the traditional games, including the caber toss
, in which a contestant lifts a pole at least 18 feet long - and weighing as much as 100 pounds - and hurls it, end over end.
The Caber Toss
is probably the most spectacular and the biggest crowd pleaser.
Other events included the stone throw (similar to tossing a shot) and caber toss
1 -- 2) Jim Hoerricks demonstrates the caber toss
, above, Saturday at the Irish Fair in Woodley Park.
Matt Schenck of Springfield was shown the finer points of the stone throw (similar to tossing a shot put) and the caber toss
AIRS & GRACES: Caber Toss
event dates from the 16th century; TRADITION: Highlands bagpiper; PULLING POWER: Battle of the Clans