Celtic Jackalope’s exclusive Scottish, Irish, Welsh Celtic, and Magickal wares will be on display at the 33rd Annual Payson Scottish Festival, July 13-14, 2018 at Memorial Park on Center Street in Payson, Utah come out and join us!
We’ll be showcasing many new Statues, Plaques, Sterling jewelry and Printed Apparel.
Beautifully detailed Sterling Silver Heart Locket adorned with a Scottish Thistle.
Hand Cast .925 Sterling Silver Measures 1.5″ H X 1″ W X .5″ Depth
The prickly purple thistle was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen. In order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the Norsemen removed their footwear.
As they drew near to the Scots it wasn’t the only thing hiding under the cover of darkness. For one of Haakon’s men unfortunately stood on one of these spiny little defenders and shrieked out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the advancing Norsemen. Needless to say the Scots who won the day. The first use of the Thistle as a royal symbol of Scotland was on silver coins issued by James III in 1470.
Artist: Maxine Miller
The excitement begins Friday night with food and entertainment at the park. Prepare for fun on Saturday with Highland Dance, Highland Athletic, and bagpipe competitions. Listen to Celtic music and enjoy entertaining Scottish dances ranging from a sword dance to an Irish jig.
Don’t miss the activities for children, Scottish Sprint 5K and fun run, parade, traditional ethnic food, vendors, and clans. Come and enjoy the fun, family atmosphere of the Scottish Festival. Be sure to check out the schedule of events so you don’t miss your favorite activities!
This year, the Payson Scottish Festival will be celebrating its 34th anniversary, having begun in 1984. The Festival is typically held on the second Friday and Saturday of July each summer and attracts about 10,000-15,000 attendees from around the country. It is the only free Scottish Festival in the Western United States.
The event allows us to celebrate and share our Scottish heritage and traditions with the help of our clans, vendors and competitors. With performers entertaining on Friday night and throughout the day on Saturday, along with our Scottish Sprint and various athletic, dance, and piping competitions, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
For information, directions and lodging please visit the event website at: http://www.paysonscottishfestival.org
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