BATESVILLE, Ark. - Lyon College will present the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival April 10 till the 12.
“We invite everyone to come join us. This should be the biggest and best festival we’ve held yet,” said James Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage Program at Lyon.
Festivities will kick off Friday evening with a Celtic concert featuring the Lyon College pipe band and dancers at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Chapel. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the Highland Adventure Race on April 11, which features two-person teams competing in a relay race including mountain-trail running, biking, disc golf, orienteering, kayaking and slacklining. Participants can improve their Adventure Race score by competing in Scottish-themed costumes and winning bonus events that mimic traditional Highland games including Highland dancing, sheaf toss, and asparagus toss, a humorous version of the caber toss.