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Highland Games, Fehraltorf, ZH
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31.07.2009 to 02.08.2009 16:00 to 18:00
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City/Town: Fehraltorf, ZH
Event Type: Sport
Location: Fehraltorf Flugplatz

This is the first of the 2 major Swiss Highland Games taking part this year, the other one is at the end of August near Fribourg (there are at least 3 other smaller ones) and judging by last year, this will be a blast. These guys take it very seriously - the caber tossing, as well as the drinking.

There's plenty of bars and food and music, marching bands and pipers during the day, and lots of live bands during the evening including the Red Hot Chilli Pipers (yes, I had to read that twice too). There is camping on site.

Not sure of the entry price yet, there's a few options for one day and the whole weekend. As soon as I get them clarified I'll post them.

The event is organised mainly by Chrigi Kessler, the big bloke on the left in the photo below with the sword, who runs the restaurant at the Fehraltorf airstrip. We'll be there again with loads of Scottish & Irish cheeses (and I'll sneak in some English and Welsh too), and if we get our alcohol license for the weekend, we'll also be serving the infamous Hot Toddies (are you listening DB?)

Hope to see the usual crowd and some new faces!

More photos of last years event here. Main page is here



RSVP'd Yes: 5 (1 members and 4 guests)
  • AlZurich + 4 guests - Bought the tent but can't find the kilt...
RSVP'd Maybe: 3 (3 members and No guests)
  • Blue Beard - Could be I'm an English born Swiss National returning after four generations and two world wars; frankly I know more about Scotland than Fribourg.
  • Uncle Max - Please bump this up nearer the time, sounds F_A_B. Actually, I'm not fussed about the shenanigans, rather the cheese and drinking :-)))
  • HashBrown
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and lots of live bands during the evening including the Red Hot Chilli Pipers (yes, I had to read that twice too).
It's a good thing you mentioned about reading that twice or I would have gone for all the wrong reasons..!!

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Just to clarify times, it starts at 16.00 on the 31st July and finishes at 18.00 on the 2nd August - it is open very late on the Friday and Saturday nights.

And here is the PDF with the various price options.
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It's a good thing you mentioned about reading that twice or I would have gone for all the wrong reasons..!!

They will rock you!

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  • Uncle Max - Please bump this up nearer the time, sounds F_A_B. Actually, I'm not fussed about the shenanigans, rather the cheese and drinking :-)))
I'll remind you again a week before! Saturday will probably be the best day, but if you're camping I'll see you for breakfast on the Sunday morning too. A hot toddy should get you off to a good start
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I'll remind you again a week before! Saturday will probably be the best day, but if you're camping I'll see you for breakfast on the Sunday morning too. A hot toddy should get you off to a good start
OK then, a few hours before! Tonight will be fairly quiet, tomorrow and Sunday will be the busy days, see you there!
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