Travel to Scotland, Ireland and England without leaving the Monterey Peninsula. Come out and celebrate Scottish culture, traditions, competitions and entertainment. Don’t miss the 50th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival (www.montereyscotgames.com) that will be held at the beautiful Monterey County Fair & Event Center on August 5 and 6, 2017.
At a Glance
What: 50th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival
When: Saturday, August 5 and 6, 2017 from 9:00 am – 6:00 p.m.
Detailed daily schedule will be posted on www.montereyscotgames.com
Where: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940
What: This very popular Celtic celebration brings the music, dance, food and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County. Featuring fun activities for the whole family, the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival offers a variety of live Celtic entertainment with exciting massed pipe bands on parade, including many award-winning California-based pipe bands, plus talented Highland and Irish dancers, special entertainers, athletes, clans, kids games, whisky tasting, delicious food, great crafts, sheepdog herding and much more. In addition to traditional pipes and drums, dancing, and athletic competitions, the Games is a celebration full of demonstrations, performance and musical entertainment related to many aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture. Dozens of kilted athletes, bagpipers and dancers will be back in Monterey entertaining Festival-goers who will enjoy experiencing and learning more about the fascinating Celtic culture.
Tickets: Advance discount presale Monterey Scottish Festival tickets will be available at www.montereyscotgames.com in 2017.
Advance tickets will then be available through midnight August 4th and at the gate during both days of the Festival.
Adult One-Day - Presale [$15.00] - At Gate [$20.00]
Senior (65+) One-Day - Presale [$12.00] - At Gate [$15.00]
Military One-Day - Presale [$12.00] - At Gate [$15.00]
Child (9-15) One Day - Presale [$12.00] - At Gate [$15.00]
Adult Two-Day - Presale [$20.00] - At Gate [$30.00]
Senior (65+) Two-Day - Presale [$15.00] - At Gate [$20.00]
Military Two-Day - Presale [$15.00] - At Gate [$20.00]
Child (9-15) Two-Day - Presale [$15.00] - At Gate [$20.00]
Children 8 & under free
Win Tickets with our Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival Photo Contest!
For 2017, entrants are asked to submit one photo from their visit to the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival over the past 3 years at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Entrants should email their submission to email@example.com no later than June 1, 2017. Submitted image should be a JPEG and sized within a maximum 1024 pixels in width and 768 pixels in height. Representatives from the Padre Trail Camera Club and Wendy Brickman will head up the panel of judges and decisions will be made by June 1, 2017.
Three winners will receive a pair of tickets ($30 advance price value for each pair) to the upcoming 50th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center to be held on August 5 and 6, 2017. The photos will be judged by the basic elements of a good photographic image, composition, exposure, subject interest, sharpness, and creativity. In addition, it will be evaluated for capturing the look and feel of the Festival, including excellent action/motion and multigenerational depiction. For any questions, call (831) 633-4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a quick glimpse of a past festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?