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Who Doesn’t Love the Sound of Bagpipes?

You can’t have Highland Games without having the pipes and drums.  A large array of bands had turned up to compete.  There was a small arena in which they would perform their routine while a group of judges would walk … Continue reading

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Throwing a Stick – A Big Stick!

A focus of the Highland Games in Pleasanton was the traditional sports thought of when you use the term Highland Games and the most famous of these is tossing the caber.  The event took place on the finish straight of … Continue reading

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Well Trained Dogs (or Well Trained Sheep)

Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton are home to more than just the Alameda County Fair.  They also held the Highland Games.  This was a mix of Celtic sports and other rural activities from the UK.  Part of that included some … Continue reading

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