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Events
2018
January 6
Piping at the Mansion
The McHenry Mansion
Modesto, CA

 
January 13
Robert Burns Supper
Mother Lode Scots

Jackson Rancheria
Jackson, CA 95642

 
January 27
Robert Burns Supper
St. Andrew's of Modesto

The Fruit Yard
Modesto, CA 95642

 
February 17-18
Queen Mary Scotsfest
Queen Mary
Long Beach, CA

 
February 22
Dublin Irish Dance
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, CA

 
March 3-4
54th Phoenix Scottish Games
Steele Indian School Park
Phoenix, AZ

 
March 9-11
Sonora Celtic Faire
Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Sonora, CA

 
March 17
Murphy's Day Parade
Historic Downtown Murphys
Murphys, CA

 
March 24-25
Kern County 23rd annual
Scottish Games & Gathering

Kern County Fairgrounds
Bakersfield, CA

 
TBA
EBSA
Tartan Day Scottish Faire

Ardenwood Historic Farm
Fremont, CA

 
April 28-29
Woodland Celtic Games & Festival
Yolo County Fairgrounds
Woodland, CA

 
TBA
Kirkin O' the Tartan
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Modesto, CA

 
May 19
Celtic Woman
Gallo Center for the Arts
Modesto, CA

 
May 26-27
Orange County Scottish Fest
Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa, CA

 
June 9-10
Mother Lode Highland Games
Amador County Fairground
Plymouth, CA

 
June 23-24
San Diego Scottish Highland Games
Brengle Terrace Park
San Diego, CA

 
August 4-5
Monterey Scottish Games
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey CA

 
TBA
Frolic in the Glen
Highland Games

Rohner Park
Fortuna, CA

 
September 1-2
Caledonian Club of San Francisco
152nd Annual Highland Games

Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA

 
September 15
Fresno Highland Gathering & Games
Kearney Park
Fresno, CA

 
September 28-30
KVMR Celtic Festival
Nevada County Fairgrounds
Grass Valley, CA

 
September 29
Dixon Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Gathering
Dixon Fairgrounds
Dixon, CA

 
TBA
International Festival
Modesto Junior College
East Campus
Modesto, CA

 
October 6-7
27th Annual
Reno Celtic Celebration

Bartley Ranch Regional Park
Reno, NV

 
October 6
Big Trees Scottish Gathering & Highland Games
Roaring Camp Historic Railroad
Felton, CA

 
October 13-14
Ventura Seaside Highland Games
Ventura County Fairgrounds
Ventura, CA

 
TBA
Kirkin O' the Tartan
Trinity United Presbyterian Church
Reformation Sunday
Modesto, CA

 
TBA
Saint Andrew's Day Dinner


 

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2018 Highland Games Cancelled

Saint Andrew's Society of Modesto
P.O. Box 578653
Modesto, CA. 9535

February 23, 2018

Dear Friends and Associates,

It is with sad and heavy hearts that the Saint Andrew's Society of Modesto has to cancel the 2018 Modesto Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Festival.

As you all know we had to cancel last year's (2017) games due to the flooding of the Tuolumne River Regional Park area where we traditionally hold our games. The park was under ten feet of water and the damage to the park was horrific. We lost about 30 big trees; significant damage to the rest rooms; several piles of debris 30 feet tall, etc. etc. All this had to be cleaned up and carted away, taking many, many months to clear and clean up.

The reason the Board of Directors and the Games Committee have cancelled the games this year is, #1 not having games money come in for 2017 it has left us short of funds to put this years games on. #2 The Park has a very high population of homeless plus unsavory people utilizing the park, which we deem unsafe for our visitors. #3 The Park is not in the best area of Modesto and keeps some potential guests from coming to the games. #4 There have been break-ins to cars as well even though we have more than adequate security. #5 Our Society has many older citizens in our membership and some of which cannot help in setting up the games or tearing down the games. #6 There is just not enough help in the membership to put the games on.

St. Andrew's has been looking at other venues to hold our 2019 Games. We are currently looking at the Turlock Fairgrounds to hold this event. There are a lot of advantages to this and #1 being that there is room for growth. We will be able to have RV's overnight; The Fairgrounds will do the majority of the work setting up and tearing down. They have security, plus we will have our own; there is electricity there, so we will not have to pay for generators; we will have some inside air-conditioned areas; there is lots of parking and entry gate areas will be easier to attend and man. We think this will be a safer environment for our guests and participants and should be able to have a much bigger audience for the games.

Thank you for being so faithful to our games each year, and we hope to see you at our new venue in 2019. We will keep you apprised of our event.

Thank you,

Vicky Wolff, Scribe and Games Chairman