About 1 year(s) ago by The Inn At Fox Hollow It started way back in 1960. And it’s still going on. And it’s still going strong. It’s the 53rd Annual Long Island Scottish Games and you can see all the wild and wooly action (like the ever-popular caber tossing) at Old Westbury Gardens on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. The Games begin Saturday at 12:30 with the opening ceremony featuring the bagpipers who will make their mark by making their way down the North Lawn. The two-day festival is co-hosted by the Long Island Scottish Clan MacDuff, which is a charter member of the Association of Scottish Games and Festivals. If you’ve got a hankering to see the traditional highland games, then make sure to be there on Saturday because they won’t be happening on Sunday. The hours for both days are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (over 62), $7 for children (7-17), and there’s no charge for kids 6 and under.
There’s no doubt you’ll have a grand old time at the Scottish Games as well as at Old Westbury Gardens. This is one beautiful locale. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a mansion known, not surprisingly, as Westbury House, which was built in 1906 and is filled to the brim with incredible antiques and artwork. It sits on 200 scenic acres featuring stunning gardens along with lakes, ponds, and lovely landscaping. Guided tours are available of both the house and gardens that will be anything but disappointing. In addition, there are summer concerts, gardening classes, and a wide array of talks on subjects ranging from history and horticulture to architecture and design.