Neil Anderson plays his bagpipes during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in North Carolina. (AP)
Matthew Hall competes in the weight toss event during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. The games celebrate the history and culture of Scottish people. (AP)
Jason Woods shouts after winning the caber (large pole)toss contest. (AP)
A competitor gets ready for the sheaf toss. A pitchfork is used to throw a burlap bag stuffed with straw over a bar. (AP)
Women compete at the Highland Games too. Adriane Wilson is about to heave a weight. (AP)
People celebrate Scotland at the Highland Games. They “Toss the Sheaf.” They play bagpipes. They have a clan tug-of-war. Some dogs herd sheep. Some people wear kilts. Everyone has a good time.