One of the great local favorites is the Highlander Festival held every October. It starts with a parade and then all of RU campus turns into a Scottish Wonderland. They have a big roped off area for sheep herding races, hammer and caber tosses, and all sorts of Scottish athletic events.
The balloon sword fights always end in tears, but oh the joy for the first 6 minutes.
Of course, the booths of Scottish garb, food, jewelry, and more always attract us. We have yet to see the McKinley clan show a presence, but you know "those" McKinleys. It's a great event put on jointly by the city and the university. Every year we say we are going to get kilts, but never do...maybe next year. Another reason we love Radford.