Rio Grande Celtic Festival Highland Games 2018 Albuquerque Event Photography

Looks like a dinosaur egg, but pretty sure it was a rock being hurled through the air at the Celtic Festival & Highland Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico - Nikon D7200 with Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 lens

I took my new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 lens to the 30th Anniversary Rio Grande Celtic Festival and Highland Games at Balloon Fiesta Park to see what kind of olde worlde action I could photograph.  There was not a tremendous amount of organization, so I did not hear the name of any of these feats of strength you see pictured below.  I will describe them as I saw them.  The first are photos of a square of perhaps hay and stone being tossed up over a high bar like a pole vaulter, but with a pitchfork!  The next I would call throwing a very heavy lollipop as far as you can.  Then the other could be carrying a telephone pole until you find where you want to toss it!  The photo you see above I assumed was a dinosaur egg pull!

 Then there was dancing and music too.  No idea what the dances were called either.  I ate a great Welsh cake, though, with lemon curd on it!