The first day of the two-day Scottish-Irish Festival is "in the books," as they say.

The buses ran smoothly from the parking lot at Hamilton High School to the entrance of the festival grounds just up the East Side Highway at the Daly Mansion. The mansion has been the official site for the annual festival every year.

The vendors were on hand, selling everything from snowcones, Butte pasties, barbeque to t-shirts, caps and various types of adult beverages - including. of course, Irish whiskey and a variety of scotch.

The competition filled the afternoon with athletes throwing heavy objects - such as cabers and stones - to the pipe and drum band judging. The forest fire smoke was almost non-existent under the trees at the Daly Mansion grounds. Sunday, the festival will conclude.