Highland Fling! At the Minnesota Renaissance Festival….

A desire for a more "modern" look that nevertheless incorporated "traditional" motifs was a hallmark of the Arts and Crafts movement in Scotland. Suddenly, the Thistle in the machine age could be a modern symbol of a modern Scotland. Not merely a symbol of a Scotland that had become an aging Queen's escape.


Minnesota Renaissance Festival 2017

Weekend #1

August 19th – 20th 2017

Love Scotland? Love Scottish Athletics? Dancing? Kilts? The skirl of the Pipes? The Renaissance?

Once again the Scottish Games will be retuning to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

On Sat. August 19th the 11th Annual World Amateur Highland Heavy Games Championships will be held on Shepherds’ Green.

On Sunday the 20th the Midwest Women’s Highland Games will take place. Come both days and cheer on your favorite athletes.

Throughout the weekend there will also be demonstrations of Scottish dancing, a Kilt competition (feel free to wear your kilt & join the fun) & performances by Celtic musicians. For more information about joining in the festivities click here to check out the Minnesota Renaissance Highland Fling page. 

Want to add shopping to your Highland weekend at the Renaissance? We at Nagle Forge & Foundry will be in our regular Booth #418 but we will also have a tent set up near the Games site with an expanded display of our decorative and fully functional Made in America Plaid Brooches and Kilt Belt Buckles!

Did you know Nagle Forge & Foundry handcrafts over 25 styles of fully guaranteed and fully functional Kilt Belt Buckles? We also make over one hundred and forty Plaid Brooch styles. First weekend gets first choice of all of our new styles so be sure to ask for the “new styles” as well as our classic Thistles and Luckenbooths!

If you are like me and always have trouble remembering how to wear your sash check out our handy how to guide for the ladies....
If you are like me and always have trouble remembering how to wear your sash check out our handy Sash Pin Style Guide for the Ladies…

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