The purpose of the Caledonian Games Association is "to preserve and perpetuate Scottish social manners and customs" as sited in the 1899 Constitution of the Caledonian Society of Umatilla County; and to illuminate the city of Athena and its heritage. Our shared vision is to sponsor the Caledonian Games, a Scottish Heritage Festival with games, events, entertainment, music, food and dancing that are founded in the Scottish tradition.


We recognize that Athena City Park is a treasure. We prize the pleasent atmosphere of Caledonian Games, a gathering time and place where Scots may come together in friendship. We recognize the bond we have with our rich Scottish heritage and customs. We uphold the Caledonian Games festival with high standards and great esteem.


To present a variety of informative and entertaining events in Scottish customs and traditions. To encourage respect of the Scottish tradition through knowledge. To promote a family-oriented festival with activities for spectators and competitors who come from around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. To generate and administer funds to support the offering of Caledonian Games.

We are saddened to announce that our long standing Sheep Dog judge Karen Mohney has passed away. Her loss is not only felt by the Athena Caledonian Games but by the world of Sheep Dog Trials.  She will be missed.


Special notice:

You are encouraged to help Caledonian’s mission to "promote and perpetuate our Scottish traditions" by donating $50 to Athena Caledonian Games and becoming a Caledonian Sustaining Guardian. You will be listed in the program and you will be invited to sponsor a sheep dog and receive two tickets to the Saturday night Tattoo. Caledonian’s mission has been to celebrate our Scottish heritage since the first games and picnic in 1899. Please make donations to Athena Caledonian Games, P O Box 161, Athena, 97813 by May 30.



In the interest of presenting the widest variety of Scottish-themed entertainment, and because we had so much fun with last year’s Shindig, Athena Caledonian Games has again chosen to host a “Shindig” instead of a Highland dancing competition. Fans of the Scottish dances, don’t worry; dancing will still be a major part of the program.

Caledonian Games Historical Figure:

Judge George Cameron



2015 Chieftains have been announced.

Doris McMillan and Bud Schmidgall

2014 Event Results have been posted.

2014 Schedule is now up.

This year we are joined by Skweez the Weezle, Barbara Nelson and Knights of Veritas.

So be sure to check the schedule and join us for a great weekend.

2014 Chieftains of the Day

Carrie Bremer and Dan Cogswell

Caledonian Games feature in the June issue of The Entertainer magazine on page 16.


2013 Chieftains of the Day

Bob and Deborah Johns

2013 Results

2012 Results

2011 Results