August 27, 2019

Pleasanton: Scottish Highland Gathering & Games; things to do


Greater East Bay

Scottish Highland Gathering & Games  September, at Alameda County Fairgrounds.  19 $30, 65+ & 12-17 $15; parking $10.  No dogs.

patrons at The Celtic Marketplace at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California
patrons at The Celtic Marketplace at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California

The oldest and largest gathering of the clans outside of Scotland, this event features a variety of competitions--including the popular Caber Tossing Championships, in which a piece of wood the size of a telephone pole is tossed end-over-end for accuracy.  You’ll see sheep dog trials, a kilted mile run, birds of prey demos, and Irish step-dancing, too.  And you’ll have the chance to eat shepard’s pie, bangers, pasties, fish & chips, haggis, and way more.  Helpful hints:  Be sure to read the tickets page carefully, and be sure to print out a map of the grounds.






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bagpipers lunching at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California
bagpipers lunching at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California


popular pretzel place at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California
popular pretzel place at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California


popular Irish Pavilion food area at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California
popular Irish Pavilion food area at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California


popular corned beef and cabbage dish at Irish Pavilion food area at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California
popular corned beef and cabbage dish at Irish Pavilion food area at the 2018 Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California


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