Fans of people throwing heavy objects will be in their element at the Kernstown Battle Association’s Highland Games on Saturday.
The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kernstown battlefield and will feature over 30 throwers from all over the East Coast who will participate in object-throwing competitions including weights, stones, hammers and tree-trunks.
Sue Golden, the association’s vice president, said this is the third year they will be hosting the games.
“It brings in people who may not come to the battlefield otherwise,” Golden said.
The games will have male and female classes, and those classes will be divided into age groups. Golden said the idea for the games came from a conversation she had with a friend who is also a thrower.
“We talked about it one day, and it just made sense to do it,” she said. “Who doesn’t love to watch people throw heavy things?”
The games will feature several world-class throwers, including Terri James, who holds every throwing record at the age of 55 and older level.
“We’re so pleased to have world-class athletes competing for us,” Golden said.
For those not interested in the throwing competitions, Front Royal master police officer Tony Clingerman will be on hand with his drug dog Bosco from 11:30 a.m. to noon for demonstrations.
Golden said the battlefield will also hold tours starting at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided by Shaffer’s Barbecue.
If You Go
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: 610 Battle Park Dr, Winchester.