Welcome to Central Illinois' Home for the Highland Games!

Registration is open for all of the upcoming 2014 events. 

The new Registration form has a dropdown list of this years events.  Click on the events tab to get more information on each event or CICK HERE to go directly to the form..

This Years Events  for  August - October Include: 

Saturday August 23, 24th 2014, The Peoria Erin Feis at the River Front in Peoria Illinois . We have been issued a challenge in Peoria on Saturday August 23 at the Erin Feis Festival. The festival is providing 8 or so local athletes to compete in a real battle of the clans format event. This group of local athletes will represent Ireland and are challenging us to represent Scotland. The event starts at noon and will compete one on one in 8 events.

If you win your event you will be awarded a flag to represent your clan. The most flags won will be crowned winner of the Battle of the clans.Sunday at noon is a demo and possible battle of the clans. Complete the reg form to let me know you want to compete. Please note which day or both days you will be available.  The festival web site is at: http://www.erinfeispeoria.com/  

Athlete Registration is Free.    
You can register by email to mclawless@sbcglobal.net include preferred class and best marks.
 CICK HERE For the event registration form


·         Time Line:

Friday August 22nd, Equipment trailers dropped off at the Field at the Peoria  River Front.

Saturday August 23rd, 9:30 - 11:00 Set up the field and register .  12 Noon Throwing begins.

Sunday August 24th, 11:am Registration opens 12 Noon Throwing begins. 5pm Take Down

More information comming soon of the following Events: 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 12,13, and 14,  The Masters World Championships
 at the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness Scotland

Saturday September 20th Quad Cities Highland Games in Centennial Park at the Davenport IA

Saturday and Sunday September 20th and 21st Southern Illinois Irish Festival  at Walkers Bluff in Carterville Illinois

Saturday, September 27th, The St. Louis Highland Games at Forest Park St Louis Mo. 

Saturday, October 25th Murray Highland Games in Central Park Murray Kentucky 

The scope of our unit is widening and we are proud to be part of the ever growing recognition of Scottish Heavy Athletics. If you would like to volunteer, Judge, compete or just hang out with the athletic unit, contact Merl Lawless Athletic Director, @ mclawless@sbcglobal.net.

2014 Ancient Athletics of Central Illinois