PROSSER -- Fans of the 1986 movie Highlander can find games and enjoyment for the entire family at the annual Prosser Scottish Fest on June 16 at the Port of Benton Wine & Food Park, off Interstate 82 in Prosser.
Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Games and music begin at 9 a.m.
"One of the best-known modern tales of immortal battle is told in the movie Highlander," said Ellen Bentley, a festival organizer.
The Prosser festival features all sorts of Scottish games and music, as well as a firefighter's challenge, which will pit firefighter vs. firefighter in a test of strength and endurance.
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A panel of blindfolded women with skilled hands will determine which man in a kilt has the bonniest knees. The man who wins will not only receive a roar of approval from the crowd, but also a wee bit of a reward.
There will be an anvil launch, Highland dancers, Celtic music and all sorts of fun activities for kids. Musical guests include Desert Thistle Pipe Band, Skweez the Weezle, Carrigaline Celtic Band and Fine Fretted Friends.
Highlander and Brave, a new Disney action film in 3D, will be shown at the Princess Theatre in downtown Prosser following the day's festivities.
"Both films explore the themes of clan and tradition," Bentley said. "(Visitors) can research their family name and heritage in the Clan Gathering and Highland Market."
Admission to the festival is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids age 5-12. Kids 4 and younger are free. Tickets are at the door, and parking is free. A complete schedule of events, clans in attendance and other activities is at www.prosserscottishfest.org.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org