Bonnie Knees

​​In any Highland Games celebration, one of the most popular events is the bonnie knees contest. In this competition, a trio of ladies from the audience are selected to be judges and a number of men sign up to be the contestants. The ladies are then blindfolded and are forced to judge the knees of the men using only the sense of touch as a point of reference.

Join us on Sunday, August 20th, at 11am or 2 pm for an elegant Traditional Afternoon Tea and light luncheon

inside the Daly Mansion's Trophy Room.

Limited tickets at $35 each and please note that tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY in advance, while supply lasts and only through August 112023, so we can be sure that we are prepared to serve all of our guests.

We encourage you to purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Click Here to purchase tickets.
Note that separate admission to the Games is required to attend the Afternoon Tea, purchased separately.

Tug of war (also known as war of tug, tug o' war, tug war, rope war, rope pulling, or tugging war) is a sport that puts two teams directly against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team's pull.

Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering
PO Box 1774 Hamilton MT 59840 US


A 501(c)(3) non-profit # 46-5321460 

Sunday Tea

Tug O' War

August 19-20, 2023

Daly Mansion, Hamilton MT

Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

Skillet Toss

See which Lassie can toss the skillet with the most distance & accuracy! 

Beards & Braids

​In order to make it through the long, cold winters of  Montana, it is not uncommon to see many folks adorning much hairier features than what you might consider... normal.

Compete for prizes and recognition!   

Jump in on Sunday and be a part of the fun!

On Sunday August 21st, as part of the Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering, try your hand at some traditional Celtic competition! Stop by the Information Booth and sign up for our free Tug O' War, Beards 'n Braids, Skillet Toss, or Bonnie Knees competition.

Or join us for a traditional Sunday tea inside the Daly Mansion (advance ticket purchase required.)