Scottish Games And Celtic Festival

Sunday, Aug 2, 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.

8:00: Solo Piping (Grade 1, 2 & 3) & – 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 & Food (all day)
Celtic Crafts and Quest for Children– McDonald’s Field (all day)

10:00: Drumming Clinic – St. Andrew’s Square

10:30: Scottish Kids’ Games – McDonald’s Park
Sheep Dog Demonstration – Glen Arena Paddock

11:00: Chris Baldwin – Edinburgh Stage
Highland Dancing Demonstrations – Glasgow Stage
Lecture – Scottish Gaelic, The Language of our Ancestors – Glasgow Hall

12:00: Salute to the Irish with Seamus Kennedy – Edinburgh Stage
Country Dancing Demonstrations – Glasgow Stage
Come Meet Her Majesty – Braemar Field
Sheep Dog Demonstration – Highland Glen Arena

1:00:  Tempest  – Edinburgh Stage
Highland Dance Demonstrations – Glasgow Stage
Pipe Band Competitions – St. Andrew’s Square
Scottish Kids’ Games – McDonald’s Park
Lecture – The British Isles in the North Sea World of the Vikings – Glasgow Hall

2:00: Chris Baldwin – Edinburgh Stage
Country Dancing – Glasgow Stage
Caber Toss – Highland Glen Arena
Lecture – Scottish Gaelic, The Language of our Ancestors – Glasgow Hall

2:30: Whisky Tasting Seminar – Rob Roy Pub
Children’s Biscuits with Her Majesty – Braemar Field        

3:00: Tempest – Edinburgh Stage
Come Meet Her Majesty – Braemar Field
Lecture – Ancestry & DNA: Beyond the Basics – DNA – Glasgow Hall

3:45: Sheep Dog Demonstration – Highland Glen Arena Paddock
Seamus Kennedy – Edinburgh Stage

4:00: Drum Major Classic – Highland Glen Arena

4:30: Grande Finale with Massed Pipe Bands on Parade – Edinburgh Stage

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