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!