Welcome to Central Illinois' Home for the Highland Games!

Registration is open for all of the upcoming 2014 events. 

The new Registration form has a dropdown list of this years events.  Click on the events tab to get more information on each event or CICK HERE to go directly to the form..

This Years Events  for  August - October Include: 

Saturday September 20, 21th 2014, The Southern Illinois Irish Festival at the Walker's Bluff Winery starts at noon and we will compete one on one in a BATTLE OF THE CLANS format.

If you win your event you will be awarded a flag to represent your clan. The most flags won will be crowned winner of the Battle of the clans. Sunday at noon is a demo and possible battle of the clans. Complete the reg form to let me know you want to compete. Please note which day or both days you will be available.  The festival web site is at :  http://silirishfest.org/   There is no charge to throw at this event! 

The Walker's Bluff Winery is a new venue for this event.  "Southern Illinois' breathtaking scenery forms the backdrop for gourmet cuisine, pleasurable pastimes and world-class entertainment at Walker's Bluff. What was planted as a family homestead long ago has grown into a picturesque vineyard that maintains an open-armed welcome to friends and visitors." From the website at: http://www.walkersbluff.com/

Athlete Registration is Free.    
You can register by email to mclawless@sbcglobal.net include preferred class and best marks.
 CICK HERE For the event registration form


·         Time Line:

Saturday 20th, 11:00am Set up the field and register at Walkers Bluff .  12 Noon Throwing begins.

Sunday August 24th, 11:am Registration opens 12 Noon Throwing begins. 5pm Take Down

More information comming soon of the following Events: 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 12,13, and 14,  The Masters World Championships
 at the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness Scotland

Saturday September 20th Quad Cities Highland Games in Centennial Park at the Davenport IA

Saturday and Sunday September 20th and 21st Southern Illinois Irish Festival  at Walkers Bluff in Carterville Illinois

Saturday, September 27th, The St. Louis Highland Games at Forest Park St Louis Mo. 

Saturday, October 25th Murray Highland Games in Central Park Murray Kentucky 

The scope of our unit is widening and we are proud to be part of the ever growing recognition of Scottish Heavy Athletics. If you would like to volunteer, Judge, compete or just hang out with the athletic unit, contact Merl Lawless Athletic Director, @ mclawless@sbcglobal.net.

2014 Ancient Athletics of Central Illinois