Heavyweight Athletic Competitions
Athletes compete in seven events, beginning with the professional competition on Saturday morning. The amateur competition is held on Sunday.
The open stone appears very similar to the shot put of modern track and field. A 42 or 56 pound weight is thrown for distance at the heavy event. A 28 pound weight is thrown for the light weight.
The Scottish hammer uses a 22 pound metal sphere attached to a flexible handle and is thrown for distance.
The 56 pound and 25 pound sheaves are tossed over a crossbar.
The caber toss is a crowd favorite. A caber is between 17 and 21 feet in length and over 100 pounds. This event is thrown for accuracy, not distance.
All events take place on the north end of the festival grounds. Entry forms available here.