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!   

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


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 directly puts two teams 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.

Skillet Toss

Which Lassie can toss the skillet with the most distance & accuracy! 

Tug O' War

On Sunday August 18th, as part of the Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering, try your hand at some traditional Celtic competition! Stop by the Information Booth and sign up for free for our Tug O' War, Beards 'n Braids, Skillet Toss, or Bonnie Knees competition. Or stop by the Merchandise tent to purchase a ticket to our afternoon tea.

Sunday Tea

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

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.