Highlanders Festival returns to Radford University after 5-year hiatus

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Participants at the Highlanders Festival in 2017.

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) – The skirl of bagpipes will return to Radford University for the 23rd Radford Highlanders Festival on Saturday, October 12.

Thousands of folks are expected to enjoy music and fun from the heart of R.U.’s campus which celebrates the Scots-Irish heritage of the region.

The band Syr performing at the Highlanders Festival in 2017.

There will be two main stage musical acts performing. Scythian, a Celtic/folk-rock band from Washington, D.C. and CrossBow, a Midwestern Celtic rock band will be on-hand at the festival.

Participants of the Highlanders Games at Highlanders Festival in 2017.

The Heavyweight Games, sheep-herding, Scottish clans, entertainers, children’s games and pipe and drum bands will once again bring visitors in for a day of fun.

Sheepherding at the Highlanders Festival in 2017.

A wide array of vendors will also be at the festival, serving up authentic Scottish fare, classic festival food and American classics.

The Radford Highlanders Festival is a partnership between Radford University and the City of Radford. Get additional details about the festivities around the event at http://www.radford.edu/festival.

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