Dixon Scottish Games

September 27th
9:00am - 5:00pm
Dixon Fairgrounds

The Scots will be invading the Dixon Fairgrounds on Sept 27, 2014.  The Dixon Scottish Games and Gathering run from 9 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $10 for General Admission, $8 for children 9-17, and seniors 62 and older.  Children under 9 and active military, with ID, are free.  The Games feature a slice of Scottish life for guests to learn about, and sample.  Vendors selling Scottish foods, drink, and goods, will be on hand.  Athletes will compete in traditional Scottish sporting events, including Shinty and Rugby.  Dancers, pipers, and pipe bands will play and perform to traditional Scottish tunes.  And the clans will be present to help you find your inner Scot.
 
After the Games, they have a traditional Celtic party, known as a Ceilidh.  Admission to the Ceilidh is free, and a BBQ dinner is $12.  The Ceilidh features song, poetry, music, and dance, performed by some of the featured artists, dance groups, and audience members. 
 
Among the musical performers will be The Black Eyed Dempseys, who blend traditional Celtic playing skills with rock 'n' roll hooks; Avalon Rising, an Oakland based band who combines rock, Celtic, and Medieval melodies to create a unique sound; and Flask, a Mendicino based band playing more traditional songs.  Pipe Bands include the City of Sacramento Pipe Band, the Prince Charles Pipe Band, Stuart Highlanders, Ripon Police and Fire Pipe Band, and the Fairfield High School Scarlet Brigade Pipe Band.
 
Lauren Boyd McLachlan, President of the House of Boyd, President of the Scottish Information Society, Past President of the Marin County Genealogical Society, Co– Administrator of the Scottish DNA Project and Genealogist Emeritus for Clan Stewart Society in America, will give an interactive lecture about Scottish Geneology.
 
The Dixon Games and Gathering have been held since 2001 at the Dixon Fairgrounds.  The original Games date back to around 1100 AD when King Malcolm of Scotland devised a competition to find the most fit of his soldiers to deliver messages across Scotland.
 
The Dixon Fairgrounds are located on Hwy 113 (First St), about a half mile south of A St, in Dixon, Ca.  The Games are hosted by the Dixon Scottish Cultural Association, a non-profit (501c3) organization, dedicated to the education, and celebration, of Scottish culture.  The DSCA is open to anyone who wants to join.  They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Dixon Vet's Hall, 1301 N. First St, Dixon.  Meetings run from 7-9 pm.  Membership dues are $25 for a Family membership.
 
For more information:  http://www.scotsindixon.org
 
 
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