You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

PennWest Edinboro holds 28th annual Highland Games Festival

WJET Erie logo WJET Erie 9/10/2022 Briaunna Malone
PennWest Edinboro holds 28th annual Highland Games Festival © Provided by WJET Erie PennWest Edinboro holds 28th annual Highland Games Festival

One local university is celebrating its Scottish heritage during the 28th annual Highland Games Festival.

People attending the festival at PennWest Edinboro University will experience heavy athletic activities such as a hammer throw, fiddle competitions, harp competitions, dance competitions, and even live music.

The university is receiving positive feedback from guests as they highlight the Scottish heritage that they say stems from Scottish settlers in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

Chipotle puts a stop to ‘hack' that allowed customers to order $3 burritos

“I’ve gotten so many people that have just said thank you for having the Highland Games. It’s a nationwide trend right now that Highland games are actually kind of going away. So we’re trying to keep that tradition strong so that we have the Highland Games for many years to come,” said Katie Spangenberg, Director of Global Education at PennWest Edinboro University.

Spangenberg said that another aspect of the festival she enjoys is teaching people why Edinboro is special.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to WJET/WFXP/


More from WJET Erie

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon