27th Annual Virginia Scottish Games Alexandria, Va...

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July 20, 2000|By Rasmi Simhan

27th Annual Virginia Scottish Games

Alexandria, Va., will show that it is forever plaid this weekend at the 27th annual celebration of the area's Scottish past. Bagpipers will entertain an expected crowd of more than 22,000, while clan societies, genealogy groups and living-history actors celebrate Scottish heritage. Athletes will compete in Highland games, including the caber toss - flipping a log the size of a telephone pole end over end. The festival also features a British car show, children's games and dancing.

The games run tomorrow through Sunday at Episcopal High School, 3901 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the gate. Call 703-912-1943 or visit www.vascottishgames.org.

Delaware State Fair

Rock and roll, rodeos and running pigs: It's the Delaware State Fair.

Exhibits include a traveling sea lion, an animal birthing center and an exotic petting zoo. Livestock judging will be held throughout the fair.

For those with an appetite for destruction, demolition derbies and a monster truck show will be held in the grandstand.

Performances by Jethro Tull, Reba McIntyre, Brian McKnight, Def Leppard, Kenny Rogers, Brooks & Dunn and others are scheduled. Show tickets sold separately.

Today through July 29 at the fairgrounds on U.S. 13 in Harrington. Admission is $5 ages 10 and over; free ages 9 and under. Free parking. Call 302-398-5020 for show tickets; 302-398-3269 for fair information; or visit www.delawarestatefair.com.

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