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Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Jul 16 - Jul 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

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The Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival 2022 brings the music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County. The two-day event features fun for the whole family at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Come and enjoy variety of live Celtic entertainment with exciting massed pipe bands on parade, including many award-winning California-based pipe bands, thrilling Drum Major Competitions, talented Highland and Country dancers, special entertainers, athletes competing in the famous Caber Toss and more, dozens of clan tents, whisky tasting seminars, delicious Celtic food, great jewelry, swords, kilts, crafts and more, sheepdog and duck herding, forging demos, kids games and much more. In addition to traditional pipes and drums, dancing, and a variety of exciting athletic competitions, the Festival is a celebration full of demonstrations, performances and musical entertainment related to many fascinating aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture.

This year includes exciting new additions, including:

  • Six traditional and local food vendors
  • New beer garden with traditional and local craft favorites
  • New VIP Lounge for sponsors and VIP ticket holders
  • Two whisky tastings per day
  • Twice as many performers across two stages
  • Over nine pipe bands
  • Three world champion judges
  • Twice as many sheep and agility dog trials
  • New host hotel at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort and Spa
  • New kitchen piping contest with over 10 competitors
  • New Saturday night ceilidh* at the host hotel ballroom