Seaside Highland Games | Clan MacFarlane Hospitality Tent | Ventura, California • USA
The International Clan MacFarlane Society will host a hospitality tent at the Seaside Highland Games in Ventura, California, USA. The Tent will be hosted by Diana MacFarlane, Southern California Commissioner and Media Director for ICMS. Come and join us for a weekend of clan fellowship and fun.
ABOUT THE SEASIDE HIGHLAND GAMES
Southern California’s Seaside Highland Games is the premier Scottish festival on the American Pacific Coast. Staged on the Ventura County Fairgrounds in coastal Ventura, California, the venue is transformed into a virtual Scottish village of this or any age. Set on the Pacific shores, the festival is fortunate to enjoy the ocean breezes virtually every year and October is the optimal time to enjoy the time between summer and fall!
Participants in the Seaside Games travel from all the western states to take part. Our honored Clans Munro, Gunn and Innis Societies of North America will be flooding us with members from across the nation and Canada. There could be a few native Scots thrown into the mix as well!
On Friday night an event called “A Scottish Evening” consists of a sumptuous buffet supper, great Scottish music, and a Scottish fashion show. A Single Malt Tasting precedes the dinner with a dozen-plus premium Scotch brands to tempt you! Contact LowryLines@aol.com for those tickets and information.
Saturday brings the gala Opening Ceremonies and Grand Parade at noon for all to see. A true color spectacle! Four stages of wonderful music will be playing continuously throughout the weekend featuring Angry Brians, Ploughboys and Sligo Rags, The Browne Sister and more, while nearby the Highland Heavies, the braw Scottish athletes, will amaze you. The herding dogs demos will amuse and thrill you and the dancers of all ages will enthrall you! The St. Andrews Society of Los Angeles Harp Glen is an awesome stop and the World War II military encampment will teach you a thing or three about our tremendous history. Fine vendors, tasty Celtic food and drink when the need arises, and a precious Childrens Glen for the wee ones add to the amazing offerings. And there so much more as well.
Come to Seaside and see it all! October 8th and 9th on the Ventura County Fairgrounds!