Village of Caledonia Bicentennial

Celebrating 200 Years of the Scots!

Whether you are of Scottish descent or want to be a “Scot” for the day, the village of Caledonia Missouri is celebrating its 2019 Bicentennial by honoring its long history of Scottish heritage.

Founded in May 1819 by Scotsman Alexander Craighead, Caledonia will offer a taste of Scottish heritage; starting with a Scottish themed parade down Main Street at 9AM, led by the local Veterans and members of the Scottish-American Military Society with bagpipes; the day will feature Scottish Clan tents, a traditional Calling of the Clans event, the Claddagh Dancers, Scottish vendors with merchandise straight from Scotland and demonstrations explaining tartan history and Scottish terminology. The Scottish St. Andrew Society will have an informational booth; The Village will recognize the representatives of the founding families of the village and will be honored to have H.M. Honorary Consul to Missouri for the United Kingdom Mark Sutherland. Mr. Sutherland was born in Scotland and represents the U.K. here in the states.

Vendors seeking information about the Vintage & Antique market should contact Nina Gilliam at (314) 409-7015.

Vendors, demonstrators, Scottish Clans Members, Scottish organizations seeking information, should contact John Robinson at (573) 210-3777

Caledonia is located in Washington County, Missouri at the intersection of Highway 21 & 32. Village Park located on Webster Road off Main Street. You can find more information on their website here: http://www.caledoniamo.org/

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