Outstanding Scottish, British, Welsh Food & More Available at 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival


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Outstanding Scottish, British, Welsh Food & More Available at the Upcoming 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

July 2022. Monterey, CA. The 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival is fast approaching on July 16 and 17, 2022 at the beautiful Monterey Fair & Event Center.

Enjoy a wide range of Celtic cuisines such as fish and chips and banger sausages as well as an array of delicious American and Mexican food.

On site at the Festival will be:

Taste of Britain - traditional English and Scottish dishes including fish and chips and more

La Papa – Baked potatoes and roasted corn  (https://www.facebook.com/La-Papa-Baked-Potatoes-Roasted-Corn-106680274139511/)

Big Sur Taco - innovative Mexican food including tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, beans, rice, and more

TNT - American food items  

NEW! Beer Garden at the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

New this year will be a special Beer Garden. This craft beer garden will be set amongst the oak trees with live music and a wide variety of craft beers on tap. The new and highly anticipated Beer Garden will be set up with over eight local, domestic, and imported beers and ciders. Relax the patio with a cold draft beer or cider and enjoy live music and good company.

Whisky Tasting

Come enjoy one of Scotland's greatest exports, fine single malt Scotch Whisky. The two Whisky Tasting events each day (separate fee) will provide you with a greater understanding of the history, distillation process, and various tasting characteristics of fine whiskies.

Also available for sale will be an array of Celtic food vendors that include:

Brown's English Toffee  Brown's English Toffee features handcrafted gourmet English Toffee coated with Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate or Plain https://betoffee.com/

Celtic Tea Shoppe Candies & Cakes – featuring artisan cakes and candies, Whisky Cakes https://celticteashoppe.com/ 

Donuts and Whisky - feature whisky tasting sets and cutting boards https://www.donutsandwhisky.com/

McLaren's Shortbread - McLaren's is a gourmet specialty foods company, featuring award winning hand made Scottish Shortbread, Ginger Molasses Cookies, Jams, Lemon Curd, Scone Mixes.

Welsh Baker - America's Premiere Purveyors of hand griddled Welsh Cakes since 2009. https://www.welshbaker.com/

About the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 53rd Annual Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival at montereycelticfest.com. Hosted by the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Association, the festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, 2022, on 22 oak-studded acres at the beautiful Monterey County Fair and Event Center.

Fun for all ages, this is THE premier food, music, and Celtic festival on the west coast, including world champion judges and enjoy twelve competing pipe bands, thrilling Scottish athletics, drum major competitions, a new beer garden and a VIP lounge, whisky tasting seminars, Highland dancing, sheep dog agility demonstrations, seven Celtic band performances, traditional and local food vendors, great Celtic crafts, clans and living history reenactors, a blacksmith, and lots of fun kids games including a new miniature golf course.

All Festival tickets are now available on montereycelticfest.com.

Saturday Night Ceilidh at the Monterey Hyatt Resort & Spa

The Festival’s legendary ceilidh is back on Saturday from 6:00 - 9:30pm at the Hyatt Resort Ballroom. Enjoy dinner, drinks, live entertainment by Seven Nations, The Gothard Sisters, Peter Daldry, pipe band performances, highland dancing, drum fanfare, raffle and a huge dance floor. Tickets are available at http://www.montereycelticfest.com/ceilidh.

New this year is a kitchen piping contest. Next door to the ceilidh from 7:30 - 9:00pm at the Hyatt, ten top bagpipers from across Europe and North America will compete in a freestyle bagpiping contest judged on proficiency, creativity, and originality with the world’s highest prize. This is a must see, one-of-a-kind contest for anyone attending the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival. Learn more here: https://www.montereycelticfest.com/kitchen-piping. Seats are limited so buy your tickets early.


All Ceilidh tickets are now available on montereycelticfest.com.

About the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

For over 53 years, the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Association has supported our mission of bringing our community together to experience the rich and multi-faceted Celtic culture, values, and history. The Association is a group of community leaders strengthening the social fabric of our community through educational events, philanthropic activities, and the growth of the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival.

This popular Celtic celebration for all ages brings music, dance, food, and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County. Featuring fun activities for the whole family, the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival offers a variety of live Celtic entertainment with exciting massed pipe bands.

Featuring talented Highland dancers, internationally known Celtic entertainers, athletes, clans, kids’ games, mini- golf, whisky tasting, delicious food, beer garden, great crafts, sheepdog herding, and much more. In addition to traditional pipes and drums, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletic competitions, the festival is a celebration full of demonstrations, performances, and musical entertainment related to many aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture. Dozens of kilted athletes, bagpipers, and dancers will be back in Monterey entertaining Festival-goers who will enjoy experiencing and learning more about the rich Celtic culture.

The festival also presents fascinating historical re-enactments portraying life in 16th century Scotland. Performers will entertain and educate attendees through the medium of living history. On site again with outstanding demonstrations, lavish costumes, and displays will be the St. Andrews Society featuring Mary Queen of Scots and her court, and Clan Galbraith.

For more information:  montereycelticfest.com, email [email protected], or call 831-298-0009.

About the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival:

On a mission to become the premier food, music, and celtic festival on the west coast, this year includes exciting new additions

●     Twice as many performers across two stages

●     12 pipe bands

●     Three world champion judges

●     Six traditional and local food vendors

●     New beer garden with traditional and local craft favorites

●     New VIP Lounge for sponsors and VIP ticket holders

●     Two whisky tastings per day

●     Twice as many sheep and agility dog trials

●     New host hotel at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort and Spa

●     New kitchen piping contest with over 10 competitors

●     New Saturday night ceilidh at the host hotel ballroom

Ticket details, live music line up, and more are available on montereycelticfest.com. A detailed daily schedule will be available online soon.

Festival sponsors are still being sought and more details and benefits are available at montereycelticfest.com/sponsors.

Tickets are now available at montereycelticfest.com/tickets - children 12 and under are free.