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Click on the Scottish Heavy Athletics Icon.   Deadline was March 18, 2017

Glendora High School Pipe Band

Wrenwood Sessions

Buy your adult Games only ticket now!  Only $20! 

Kern County Scottish Society

PO Box 41202

Bakersfield, CA 93384


Dublin Rain

Buy your Ceilidh only ticket here!  Only $18!

Whiskey Galore

California Celts

2017 Bands and Performers

California Celts

Whiskey Galore

Banshee in the Kitchen

Wrenwood Sessions

Dublin Rain

Mayde in Ireland

The Long Beach Pipe Band

Glendora High School Pipe Band

​Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipes & Drums

Want to represent your clan? 

Clan tents start at $50 and come with free entrance into the Games!

Deadline was March 1, 2017

Banshee in the Kitchen

Best Value!!!  Adult Games & Ceilidh Combo tickets.

 Gets you in both the Games & Ceilidh (After Party)  Only $30!  

That's over 25% off!

2017 Games Sponsors (Updated 2/25/17)

2017 Board Of Directors

Gary Lockhart - Chieftain

Marty Brownfield - Immediate Past Chieftain

Bruce Marshall - Vice Chieftain

Tommy Calhoun - 1st Vice Chieftain

Bob Snoddy - Treasurer

Jenine Snoddy - Secretary

Kelly Calhoun

Jan Lockhart

Holly Nelson

Kristi Wood

Mayor Harvey Hall

Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipes & Drums

Tickets available at The Kern County Fairgrounds.

The 22nd Annual

Kern County Scottish Games and Gathering

Saturday March 25, 2017

Sponsored by The Kern County Scottish Society

at The Kern County Fairgrounds

1142 South P St. Bakersfield, CA

Make plans to come out and enjoy a day full of fun for everyone at the Kern County Scottish Games and Gathering Saturday March 25th at the Kern County Fairgrounds.  There is something for every member of your family!

Visit the Tea Room, enjoy the Scotch Tasting, listen to traditional Celtic Music and Celtic Rock Bands, find out about your clan (Scottish Ancestors), try Scottish fare including a banger, haggis, and a cold pint, watch the herding dog demonstration, take the kids to the petting zoo, watch the re-enactors and learn about ancient times in Scotland and enjoy tea with the Queen and Royal Court in the Tea Room NEW, marvel at the heavy Scottish Athletics competition (including men and women in kilts throwing items like cabers - which resemble telephone poles!), take the kids to the Kids Athletic Area and let them have some fun, become a member of the Kern County Scottish Society, visit the vendor area and find a kilt in your tartan or buy the kids a wooden sword, see entertainer Christopher Yates and his tribute to the Edinbrugh Fringe NEW, enter the raffle to win great prizes, watch and listen to the Pipe Bands and the pipe and drum competition, watch dancers and learn a step or two, enter the Haggis Hurl or Bonny Knees contest, and make sure you're there for the Opening Ceremonies to see the Massed Pipe Bands lead the March of the Clans.  

For a schedule of performance times, go to our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/KernCountyScottishSocietyGamesBakersfield/

We are no longer accepting applications for vendors for this year's event.  Deadline was March 1, 2017.


2017 Solo Piping, Solo Drum

Submission Deadline was March 11, 2017


All online tickets purchasers- Report to the shorter will-call window at the Fairgrounds entrance

Games ticket prices 

Children 5 years and under-  FREE   

Children Ages 6 - 11 -  $1

Students 12 - 17 year of age,  Active Military, and Seniors ages 65 and older are $13. 

If you purchase adult games tickets at the Gate and bring a can of food to donate to the Golden Empire Gleaners you will receive $2 off!

The Long Beach Pipe Band