Great Scots

You thought your Independence Day was wild, food-stuffed fun? Just stop by the annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival to see how the brave of heart really get down. Highland dancers, pipers, and drummers (like Albannach, pictured here) cast a spell of sound and dance, while the grounds come alive with sheep herding, a clan parade, Scottish dogs and assorted animals, wool spinners, weavers, Celtic harp, games and reenactments, local beer, picnicking, and a bunch of lively kilt-wearing, tree-tossing, meatpie-munching Scotsmen. There will even be a genealogist  on hand to help trace your Scottish ancestry. Heid doon arse up and stop by — it’s the second largest Scottish Festival in New England, and the only one in Massachusetts.

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5-$16; children under six free. Rain or shine. Look Park, 300 N. Main St., Northampton.

 — Hunter Styles