The Highland Games are coming to Bardstown Kentucky - WDRB 41 Louisville News

The Highland Games are coming to Bardstown Kentucky

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The Highland Games happen at Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, KY this weekend. World class athletes and amateurs compete in such heavy events as the caber toss, the stone put and the Scottish hammer throw.

For the third year, hometown hero Kerry ("KO") Overfelt, the 2009 National Champion and 3x North American Champion, will toss the sheaf in the Bardstown Highland Games.
Other athletes include:

  • Craig Smith who has been ranked in the top five Highland Games athletes for the past few years.
  • Brady Smith, a Masters World Champion and world record holder.
  • Mark Valenti, a former world record holder who is also ranked in the top 10.
  • Chuck Clements, an amateur thrower for about 10 years and an organizer.

The Games will also include performances by the Men of Thunda, lots of Scottish clans and their colors, pipers, children's games, live music and food vendors.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax on the grounds of America's largest independent family-owned distillery.

Opening Ceremonies are Saturday, August 18: at 12 p.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. Games begin at 10 a.m.

Heaven Hill Distilleries is at 1311 Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, KY 40004
FREE admission (parking at Heaven Hill also free).

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