The annual Finger Lakes Celtic Games and Festival featured the music, athletics, food and culture of the Celtic nations

SHORTSVILLE — The pipes, the pipes were calling at a Collett Road property on Saturday — all day, as a number of regional bagpipe and drum groups performed and competed during the Finger Lakes Celtic Games and Festival.

The festival, in its eight year and organized by Ben Beavers, also featured a day's worth of Highland Games — traditional Scottish tests of strength involving throwing stones, weights, sheafs of hay and a long, heavy pole called a caber, for (depending on the contest) height, distance or precision — plus two stages worth of Celtic musicians; an eclectic batch of food and craft vendors; and multiple clans and heritage societies offering information about their clans' origins and history.