Most people tend to know only a handful of things about Scotland: bagpipes, haggis, Scotch, kilts, and Mel Gibson. We get it: Those things are either pretty gross -- haggis -- or pretty cool. Who doesn't love those epic scenes in Braveheart? Or Scotch? If you're looking to get your fill of Scotland or possibly learn something other than drinking or Braveheart, the Scottish American Society of South Florida is holding the 30th-annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Games this Saturday at Snyder Park. The festival, which is open to the public -- non-Scots included -- runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine. The event highlights many Scottish cultural activities: pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, clans, societies, fiddling, singing, piping and drumming competitions, highland dancing, sheepherding, food, drink, and shopping. Entry is $25 at the door, $20 in advance. Children 12 and under are free. Snyder Park is located at 3299 SW Fourth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-460-5000, or visit sassf.org.
Sat., March 2, 2013