Highland Games Competition

Highland Games are noted for their unique sporting and athletic events,  many of which involve throwing and lifting. These heavy events include the shot put, caber toss, sheaf toss, and hammer throw.


Highland Dance Competition

      :00 a.m. – :00 p.m.

        in the Recreation Center Gym
 (Masks are required for all spectators in the gym)

Highland dancing is a competitive and technical dance form requiring technique, stamina, and strength, and is recognized as a sport by the Sport Council of Scotland.

In Highland dancing, the dancers dance on the balls of the feet. It is a form of solo step dancing, from which it evolved, but while some forms of step dancing are purely percussive in nature, Highland dancing involves not only a combination of steps but also some integral upper body, arm, and hand movements.

​Highland Dance Albuquerque is the organizer of the Highland Dance competition.

2021 Cortez Celtic Fair Highland Dance Competition

Highland Dance

Tug O’ War

Tug O’ War Sign up

Tug O’ War Prelims

Tug O’ War Finals        (if needed)

Tug O’War Rules

1) 6 person teams – All teams are coed and include at least 2 women.
2) All teams must compete with original members.
There will be no substitutions for any reason once the
competition has begun
3) No steel cleats allowed
4) Gloves may be worn
5) Wrapping the rope around your waist or arm is not allowed

Entry fee – $30.00

First place – 6 duffle bags supplied by Osprey Packs
Second place – $20.00 gift certificates from Main Street Brewery for each team member
Third place – 1 Cortez Celtic Fair T-shirt for each team member

​Like last year, we will be having kid’s tug o’ war. All kids that participate will get a treat.

For Entry information contact: karamck@q.com

Tug O' War