Calendar of Heavy Athletics Competitions

I have Calendars set up for events in Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa (so far).  The drop-down button next to agenda in the upper right of the calendar lets the user select all of the calendars or any combination of individual state calendars.  A little whistle and bell to play with


Shamrock GamesAnceintAthletics

Saturday, Canceled due to facility is not availabel

  • Indoors in the horse arena @ Illinois State Fair Grounds
  • See Ancient Athletics for details
  • A must do games for its unique throwing environment!


The Spring Fling Throwing ClinicDouglas County, Nebraska

Saturday,  April 8, 2017
Swanson Park,
3102 Cornhusker Rd,
Bellevue, Nebraska 68123

AD Email:  AD <at> makthrowers <dot>com

Rockford Backyard Games clevenger

Saturday, APRIL XX, 2017
Rockford Backyard Games
Contact Jason Clevenger for more info


Davenport Area Backyard Games

No Date Set
Backyard Games & Picnic may have found a new home and be called the Barnyard Games — Since MN games cannot make up its mind what weekend they are going to be on (3rd Sat, then 2nd Sat, then back to the 3rd Sat, and now on the 1st Sat),
AD: Mark McVey
AD email

Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival

The MAY Games is NO LONGER IN MAY?!  It has moved to July, big hole left in calender 


Kansas City Scottish Highland GamesKCGames

Saturday & Sunday
June 10 & 11, 2017
Festival website
AD: Doug McDonald

Scottish Festival & Highland GamesChicagoScots

Friday, June 16, 2017
Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, Illinois.
Highland Games Demonstration
Clachneart Stone, Weight Throw, Hammer, Caber Toss and Sheaf Toss

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Chicago Scots – Pro AM Invite
Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, Illinois.


Minnesota Scottish FairMNscotfair

Saturday, July 15, 2017
(there website does not seem to give location, should be at same place)… may add it later
980 Discovery Road
EAGAN, MN 55121
Festival Website




Chatham Sweet Corn FestivalSweetCorn

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Chatham, Illinois, USA
Home of Cow Chip Throwing Contest

Springfield Area Highland GamesSpringfield Games

The MAY Games in July!?!

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Chatham Community Park (just south of Springfield)
Chatham, Illinois, USA

see Ancient Athletics or  facebook page for details

Minneapolis Highland Games MN Hennepin

Robbinsdale, MN
AD: Brian Hare
Found some pictures



Iowa Irish FestIIF

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Waterloo, IA
Lincoln Park, Downtown Waterloo

Demo on Friday Night, August 4

NO HAMMERS but we have a Stupid Stone!!

Limited Number of Athletes:  If you want to throw at this event, send me an email
This is an Illustrated Man Production!
This is an excellent festival with below average tiny throwing field.
It has incredible music (check out the entertainment acts) with a wonderful atmosphere.
The crowd is up close and personal and they love Heavy Athletics Festival
Dates Friday, August 4 to Sunday August 6
Festival Website

La Crosse Irish FestLaCrosse

Saturday, August 12, 2017
AD: Jason Clevenger

Strongman of the GlennAnceintAthletics

Saturday, August XX, 2017
Springfield, IL
Where: Illinois State Fair Grounds (during IL State Fair)
See Ancient Athletics for details

Cherry Valley Festivalclevenger

Saturday, August 26, 2016 (check the date)
Rockford, IL
AD: Jason Clevenger
Athletes Website
Festival Website

Peoria Erin FestPeoria

Saturday and Sunday
August 26 and 27, 2016
Peoria on the river front
See Ancient Athletics for details
Festival Website


Wisconsin Highland GameswisconsinGames

Sept 2 – Sept 3, 2017
Saturday is Scottish Events & Sunday is Irish Events
Waukesha Expo Center
Waukesha, WI

Southwest Missouri Celtic FestivalBuffalo_MO

Sept ?? and ??, 2017
Buffalo, MO
Sponsored by the Buffalo, MO
Sponsored by their Chamber of Commerce
Festival Website:

Columbus Scottish FestivalColumbusScottish

(2nd Saturday)
Saturday, September 10, 2017
Bartholomew County Fairgrounds
Columbus, Indiana

Heavy Athletics @ The  Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow

Saturday, September 9, 2017 and Sunday, September 10, 2017

QC GamesQCGames

Saturday, Sept 16, 2017
(3rd Saturday)
Davenport, Iowa
(a.k.a. Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad Cities)
Festival Website

AD: Mark McVey
Another Clevenger Sheaf Games

St Louis Scottish Games and Cultural FestivalStLouisGames

September 29 & 30, 2017
Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield
AD: unknown


JWCStrength Weekend

SATURDAY, ?????????
Kirksville, MO

    Saturday is Kirksville Highland Games & HASA Championship

AD: Thom Van Vleck

Sunday is usually an old time strength challenge.

Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017    2013gameslogo_clr
AD Mike Huth
German Park
8600 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana



Events never on the SAME weekend

Amateur World ChampionshipMinnesotaMap

Saturday, August ????
(never on the same weekend? – its a Renaissance Fair
thing (each year they rotate theme weekends? !)
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
AD: Kevin Dupuis

MN Renaissance Festival Open Competition

Sunday, August ????
Open Competition
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
AD: Kevin Dupuis

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