Children’s Activites

June 16, 2018
Mt. Airy Fire Department Carnival Grounds
1003 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771
9am to 6pm




Children’s Activities

Welcome! We hope the ‘wee ones’ enjoy their day at our Celtic Festival so, here are some activities just for them!

 Children 12 and under receive FREE admission to the Festival and there is no charge for the Children’s activities!

See the Program and the Schedule-at-Glance for specific times.

– Child-sized Highland Athletic Games (Haggis Hurl, Caber Toss, Tug-a-war, Archery and more!) hosted by Scots-4-Tots

– Face painting by our Girl Scouts and other volunteers

– Scottish-themed crafts and coloring pages

– Special Children’s music on the Traditional Stage by Pickin and Grinnin

– Children’s Dance session at the Dancers Stage by the Frederick Scottish Country Dancers

– A new children’s book and reading. “The Magick of Wee Darby”  by Patty Koontz (see our Celtic Author Tent page )

Participate in Rugby! Demos and hands-on fun with the Frederick Rugby Team!

– Take the challenge with the new Obstacle Course

– and more!


All activities are free; however donations are appreciated.

Presented in part by Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots 501(c)(3)

SASMM is pleased to announce its partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots as Children Games Coordinator.

The Children’s Games will start at 10:00 a.m. near the main entrance and run every hour.

Children 12 and under receive FREE admission to the Festival and there is no charge for the Children’s Games or other Bairns Tent activities!

The Children’s games are modeled after the adult professional and amateur athletics’ events and are open to children up to 15 years of age.  Children compete in four or five different events (depending on their age), and compete within their own age bracket.

The non profit charitable group will manage the events which will include the hammer toss, the caber toss and Braemar stone throw.

Other activities between the games include a haggis toss, balloon swords and face painting.  Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  All others get a participant ribbon. The field is usually crowded, so heats are run with several competitors at a time. 

Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots is affiliated with the Children’s National Medical Center of Washington D.C. and the Walter Reed Medical Center and focuses on the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and families, as everyone shares the emotional stress of an illness.  MAST provided $4500.00 in funding this year, along with more than 625 volunteer hours to these two medical facilities.

While members of the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots have been a part of The Shakespeare Theater’s presentation of the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of “Black Watch.” Its Color Guard was also was invited to lead the New York City National Tartan Day Parade and the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots has the support of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor from the Scottish Affairs Office in the British Embassy.

This is a group for everyone, and as their motto states: You don’t have to be Scottish, you just have to care!

For more information, go to their website at


We are looking for parents to volunteer as coaches or judges, 
please contact David Close at if you are interested in helping out.