Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Church
1188 Valley Road, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

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2017 Festival Schedule

Ceremonies and Events

Competitions and Music Performers

Festival Welcome and Opening

10:00 am - 10:30 am   Welcome and Announcements

   Foundation Vice-President John Girvin

      Historical remarks

   Foundation President J. Barry Girvin

      Process to lower Graveyard

         Washington Memorial Pipe Band, Clans, and

         Honor Guard

         Scottish American Military Society post 1739 / 1814

    Wreath Ceremony in lower cemetery

      for French & Indian War Veteran, Gabriel Morison

         Jonathan Welch, MC

         Colin Drummond, Piper – “The Flowers of the Forest”

         Douglas Hileman, Prayer

11:30 am to 12:10 pm     Opening Ceremony

Washington Memorial Pipe Band - lead procession from Highland Games field to the main performing area followed by Clans, Athletes and Organizations.

   Honor Guard

      Scottish American Military Society post 1739 / 1814

   Remarks from: Pa. State Representative Bryan Cutler

   Invocation: Douglas Hileman

   Charlie Zahm, “National Anthem”

                            “Scotland the Brave”

   Presentation of Clans and Athletes


                          LET THE GAMES BEGIN!


Highland Games Under the direction of Bill Fredricks

Events will include:  stone toss (braemar & open), weight toss for distance (light and heavy), flaming caber toss, caber toss, weight over bar, hammer toss (light and heavy) and sheaf toss. Extra Event: Braveheart Sword Throw

8:00 - 9:00         Penn’s Wall Highland Games   practice and rules

9:00 - 11:30       Penn’s Wall Highland Games   Competition

11:45 - 12:10     Penn’s Wall Athletes participate in the  Opening Ceremonies

12:15 - 12:45     Penn’s Wall Highland activities for adults and children

1:00 - 6:00         Penn’s Wall Games   Competition        Awards Ceremony


Piping Competition — Grades 1 through 5

   Under the direction of  Thompson McConnell and David Bailiff

      Judges:  Dan Lyden and David Bailiff

        Sanctioned through the Eastern United States

         Pipe Band Association

9:30 am to mid-afternoon      Piping competition at  Piping Grove

Awards Ceremony / Performances from pipers and judges


Music Performances / Demonstrations / Workshops


9:30 – 10:00      Main Tent

                               Musician Kendrah Tozzo, Harpist

10:30 – 11:00    performing in front of the Main Stage

                               Washington Memorial Pipe Band   Campbell School of Dance

11:00 - 11:30     Main Tent

                                      Musician Oliver McElhone, Scots-Irish traditional / Celtic eclectic

11:00 - 11:30     Covenanter Church

                                Musician Kendrah Tozzo, Harpist


12:15 - 1:00       Main Tent


                                       Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks

                                             Zahm is a Celtic, Maritime and  American Traditional Musician

                                                           Marks is an American Folk and

                                                           Blue Grass Fiddle Player

12:15 – 1:00      Cultural Tent

                               Live Steel

                                Historical European Martial Arts   Highland Broadsword demonstration

                                      Small Sword / Sword and Targe /  Dirk Fighting / Back Hold wrestling


1:15 - 2:30         Covenanter Church Musicians

                                Washington Memorial Pipe Band

                          Covenanter Church Performers

                                 Campbell School of Highland Dance

1:15 - 1:45         Cultural Tent

                                Address to a Haggis Ceremony

2:00 - 3:00        Main Tent Musicians

                                Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks

2:00 - 2:45         Cultural Tent

                                Kilts and Cameronians

                                Dan Marish

3:00 - 3:45        Covenanter Church Musician

                                Oliver McElhone

3:00 - 3:45         Cultural Tent Musicians

                                Piping competitors           

3:30 - 4:15         Main Tent Musician

                                Kendrah Tozzo, Harpist

4:00 - 4:45         Cultural Tent

                                Live Steel

                                Historical European Martial Arts: Highland Broadsword demonstration

4:30 - 5:00         Main Tent Musician

                                Oliver McElhone