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Address: Exposition Fields, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Very moving and passionate celebration

It is so delightful to see participation by all ages, from the tiniest dancers to the brawniest caber tossers, and the eldest pipers who can still bring you to tears with their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nunya-from-NS
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Wick, United Kingdom
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Wick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is so delightful to see participation by all ages, from the tiniest dancers to the brawniest caber tossers, and the eldest pipers who can still bring you to tears with their heart-wrenching melodies. We absolutely loved these days ... don't miss out, early July!

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was a real cultural experience. From the hammer throw to the highland dancing to the tug of war to the caber toss, it was so fun to watch. It was $15 each well spent. We got there at about 1:30 on the final day, Sunday, and got to see so much in a short time - about an hour... More 

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Enfield, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I love these games. And it is not just the games! Coming into Antigonish one is struck by the beauty of the mature trees, the bridges leading to town that have the most amazing flowers decorating them. Strolling through the area is 'what a town should feel like'. No big box stores in the core.... Love it. Highlights not to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We were planning a trip to Nova Scotia in July when we saw that they were having the Antigonish Highland Games right at the beginning of our trip. We had so much fun! From the Concert Under the Stars featuring so many talented musicians, to the Arts and Crafts Fair, the Caber Toss and other Heavy Weights contests, the Ceilidhs,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

The Highland Games are a lot of fun to watch. We really loved the strong man contests, the music and dancing. There is also yummy Scottish food to eat (try the Scotch eggs) and Scottish things to buy. We planned our whole trip to Nova Scotia around the games, and we were glad we did~

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