ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. -- Bagpipers, dancers and tug-o-war are just a few of the fun events at this year's Capital District Scottish Games.
Bagpipes could be heard across the Altamont Fairgrounds as people gathered to enjoy the games. The games featured caber tossing as well as dancers from Canada and the U.S.
Organizers say the games help people get in touch with their heritage.
"Your family crest is basically being displayed in a quilt and you go out there and you're able to talk about your history, your family history and work with people who are directly from Scottish decent. It makes it such a great day," said Peter Plourde, Chairman of the Capital District Scottish Games.
This is the 36th year for the games, which is run completely by about 300 volunteers.