ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival is celebrating everything Scottish and Irish at Balloon Fiesta Park this weekend. The two-day event features animals, exhibits, and some tasty treats.

It also includes the Highland Games, featuring a hammer throw, Braemar stones – which is like a suped-up shot put, and the sheaf toss, which is seeing how far you can throw a burlap sack filled with straw with a pitchfork.


Story continues below


There are also Celtic music groups performing – including the Black Donnellys, who traveled all the way from Dublin for the event. The Celtic Festival wraps up Sunday, the cost to attend is $15.