THE MAINE STATE Highland Games took place Saturday at Topsham Fairgrounds. Among the many events, spectators had the opportunity to watch the Sheaf Toss and Field Stone Throw competition, a variety of re-enactors, a sword maker at work, and, of course, bagpipers. The athletic competitors were from all over the eastern U.S. Shown in the Sheaf Toss event is Brent James, who was attending his first Highland Games. James competed in the B class (beginners) contest, which meant the sheaf weighed 16 pounds. The object is to use a pitch fork and a quirky technique to get the sheaf over a bar. The bar was set at 16 feet for the first throw, with it getting higher during the competition.

THE MAINE STATE Highland Games took place Saturday at Topsham Fairgrounds. Among the many events, spectators had the opportunity to watch the Sheaf Toss and Field Stone Throw competition, a variety of re-enactors, a sword maker at work, and, of course, bagpipers. The athletic competitors were from all over the eastern U.S. Shown in the Sheaf Toss event is Brent James, who was attending his first Highland Games. James competed in the B class (beginners) contest, which meant the sheaf weighed 16 pounds. The object is to use a pitch fork and a quirky technique to get the sheaf over a bar. The bar was set at 16 feet for the first throw, with it getting higher during the competition.

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