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


The 22nd Annual

Kern County Scottish Games and Gathering

 Held 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 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.  

We will begin taking applications for entertainers, vendors, clans, pipe bands and individual pipers in 2018.  The forms will be posted here closer to 2018.  Please visit us often for updates. 


2017 Solo Piping, Solo Drum

Submission Deadline was March 11, 2017


Glendora High School Pipe Band

2017 Games Sponsors 

Wrenwood Sessions

Banshee in the Kitchen

Have suggestions for events, sponsors, or our web page?  

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

The Long Beach Pipe Band

Dublin Rain

The 23rd Annual Kern County Scottish Games and Gathering will be held March 24 & 25, 2018 at the Kern County Fairgrounds.  Mark your calendars now!  We have some spectacular plans  you will not want to miss!

Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipes & Drums

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

Want to represent your clan? 

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

Deadline was March 1, 2017

Whiskey Galore

Kern County Scottish Society

PO Box 41202

Bakersfield, CA 93384