Scottish Games And Celtic Festival

Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 at 8:00am

Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Monterey, CA 93940

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The popular Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival brings the music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County each year. Now in our 53rd year, the event is brought to you by the award-winning Scottish Society of the Monterey Peninsula and sets the perfect stage for a summer weekend of entertainment and culture.

Schedule:
8:00: Solo Piping (Grade 4) and Drumming Competitions – St. Andrew’s Square

9:00: Gates open to the public
Athletic Events – Highland Glen Arena (all day)
Historical Re-enactments – Braemar Field (all day)
Celtic Gift shops and food (all day)
Celtic Crafts and Quest for Children – McDonald’s Field (all day)

10:00: Highland Dance Competition – Glasgow Stage
Tempest – Edinburgh Stage

10:30: Come Meet Her Majesty – Braemar Field
Scottish Kids’ Games – McDonald’s Park
Sheep Dog Demonstration – Highland Glen Arena Paddock

11:00: Seamus Kennedy – Edinburgh Stage
Lecture – Scottish Gaelic, The Language of our Ancestors – Glasgow Hall

12:00: Parade of Clans & Opening Ceremonies – Edinburgh Stage

12:30: Children’s Biscuits with Her Majesty – Braemar Field
Whisky Tasting Seminar – Rob Roy Pub (New Location)
Sheep Dog Demonstration – Highland Glen Arena

1:00: Chris Baldwin – Edinburgh Stage
Scottish Kids’ Games – McDonald’s Park   
Lecture – Irish Heroes and Villains of California – Glasgow Hall

2:00: Tempest  – Edinburgh Stage
Pipe Band Competitions – St. Andrew’s Square
Caber Toss Competition – Highland Glen Arena
Lecture – Scottish Gaelic, The Language of our Ancestors – Glasgow Hall

2:30: Whisky Tasting Seminar – Rob Roy Pub (New Location)

3:00: Seamus Kennedy – Edinburgh Stage
Lecture – Ancestry & DNA: Beyond the Basics – Documentation – Glasgow Hall

3:45: Sheep Dog Demonstration – Highland Glen Arena Paddock

4:00: Chris Baldwin – Edinburgh Stage
Come Meet Her Majesty – Braemar Field

4:45: Drum Major Classic – Highland Glen Arena

5:30: Awards Ceremony Massed Bands on Parade – Edinburgh Stage
Best Clan Award Presentation – Edinburgh Stage

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