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5K Kilt Run/Walk Set For Hammond Scottish Festival

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hammond Historical Museum will host its third annual Scottish Festival.

Since the 2018 festival was such a success for the bicentennial celebration of the first Scottish settlers in Hammond, it was decided to make the festival an annual fund-raising event. Entrance fee is $5/person and $20 for a family of 4 or more. The festival committee has a great line-up of activities and entertainment for the day, from a kilt walk/run to “Battle on the Border” Highland game competition. Celtic music groups, Scottish dancers, clan representatives, unique craft vendors, a variety of food vendors, weaving and blacksmithing demos, a Scottish photo booth,kids’ obstacle course and a small petting zoo will be sure to please visitors of all ages.

The 5K Kilt Run/Walk, which is noncompetitive, will start before the festival with check-in at 7:45 AM at the museum. All those pre-registered ($30, ages 13 & up & $10, ages 7-12) by June 30th will receive a free T-shirt, Celtic swag bag & free entrance to the festival. There will be a grand prize drawing (Blue Rhino fire table donated by Ogdensburg Lowes) for the first 100 registrants in the adult division & a drawing for a pizza package (from Ogdensburg Pizza Hut) for the youth division.

Kilts are required this year and details on how to get an affordable kilt and registration forms can be found on the website,

. Pepsi Cola Bottlers will provide the Finish Line and free beverages.

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