April 26th and 27th, 2014
Gates open at 9 a.m. both days
Saturday Night Ceilidh – dinner and entertainment start at 5:30 p.m. in the Crown & Thistle Pub and White Heather Stage area. Add to your adventure by planning to go to our Ceildh
Save the last full weekend of April for the Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival — every year!
— Friendly to all – each other, our participants, and our guests
About the 2014 Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival
Experience traditions of the Scottish Highlands! Two days of Celtic music and dance, heavy athletics, history, genealogy, Clans and cuisine at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Saturday night Ceilidh. Non-stop entertainment includes the Wicked Tinkers, Molly’s Revenge, Men of Worth, Culann’s Hounds, Scottish fiddlers, Celtic harps, and (of course) top-notch bagpipe and drum bands. Details and discount tickets online (starting in February 2014) at www.saccallie.org/games. (916-538-9887)
The Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival is the third-oldest Highland Games in the U.S. and the second-largest in the western states, and this will be our 138th festival. The Sacramento event is known as “the friendly games,” with a family atmosphere where everyone is welcome. It draws drum majors, musicians, dancers and athletes from around the world, including well-known competitors and performers from Scotland and Ireland. The Sacramento Games are open to all who regularly compete in heavy athletic events (the caber toss, hammer throw, etc.). British food, Celtic art and merchandise, sheepdog trials, the Hennigan Spinning Frisbee K9s, and other animals typical of the Scottish Highlands round out the variety of fun.