From Saturday, April 28 2012 - 9:00am To Sunday, April 29 2012 - 5:00pm Every day
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WOODLAND, Calif. – The Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival – the third oldest in the U.S. – are coming to the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29.
“There’s a little bit of something for everyone at the Games,” says Caledonian Club Chief Chuck Jamison. “Everyone can be Scottish for a day.”
The games will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The fairgrounds are located at 1125 East St. Tickets at the gate cost $15 for adults (ages 18 to 59) for one day or $20 for both days; seniors (age 60-plus), $10 for one day or $14 for both days; youth (ages 8 to 17), $6 for one day or $8 for both days; and children under age 8 and members of the military with ID may attend for free.
In an experience unlike any other in this area, visitors can enjoy Celtic athletic competitions, music, dance, history, art, foods and animals presented by the Caledonian Club of Sacramento.
Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend by the Wicked Tinkers, Stout Rebellion, Molly’s Revenge, Sligo Rags, local Scottish fiddlers and – of course – hundreds of kilted bagpipers. Visitors can enjoy an authentic taste of Scotland with a bit of shortbread and a cup of tea; or, for the more adventurous, opportunities abound – try on a kilt, attempt to lift one of the heavyweight hammers thrown by the burly athletes or sample a wee bit o’ savory Scottish fare (and, of course, a nip of whisky!).
Those with a genealogical or historical interest in Scottish culture can visit the clan tents to research and learn more about their own Celtic roots at no charge, or walk through the reenactment area to see how people dressed, lived, worked and played in centuries past.
Also in Scottish tradition, Saturday night will feature a Ceilidh, or traditional evening party, featuring a catered dinner provided by Ludy’s Main St. BBQ and Catering, as well as live entertainment.
Tickets for the Ceilidh and dinner can be purchased separately for $17 per adult or $12 per child. For more information, please visit the Caledonian Club’s Web site, www.saccallie.org or call 916-486-4954.