We have many different sports available at our Festival. You can find Scottish Highland Games on the south fields, Rugby on the northwest field on Saturday, Strongman Competition on the northwest field on Sunday, and Gaelic Football on the far southwest field. 

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Scottish Highland Games

The Scottish Highland Games are hosted by our local NMCA group. There are 9 events throughout the day:

Braemar Stones - Light and Heavy, Hammer - Light and Heavy, Weight for Distance - Light and Heavy, Sheaf Toss, Weight Over Bar, and Caber Toss.

There are many categories of throwers as well:

Women - Novice, LtWeight, Open, Masters
Men - Novice, LtWeight, Open, Masters

Registration will open in March 2018


Strongman Competition

The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival is pleased to now offer our Strongman Competition for the 2nd year in a row! Categories are:

100 pounds and under
120 pounds and under
140 pounds and under
141 pounds and over

150 pounds and under
200 pounds and under
220 pounds and under
221 pounds and over

Competition will be Sunday, May 20th.  Weigh ins start at 8:30 and competition starts at 9:30.

The events will be:
Log Press for reps
Farmers Hold
Stone Run and Load
Truck Push
Tire Flip
Dead-lifts for Reps

Registration will open March 2018



Join us for Rio Grande Celtic 7s, hosted by Brujos Rugby. Competitions will be on the northwest field on Saturday, May 19th. 

For more information, please email or visit their website at

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