Scottish Fest 2017 Orange County Fair

Slated as the largest clan gathering in Southern California, Scottish Fest is an event that should not be missed. With two beautiful SoCal days, Scottish Fest 2017 was not left wanting.

Salute to Veterans services were held on both Saturday and Sunday. A tribute to those who serve and remembrance of those who are no longer with us. Performances from the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band, Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, and Los Angeles Fifes and Drum were the highpoints the services.

Convened by Greg Wallace (right), Kevin Michaels (left) and Elaine Ries

Some highlights of the festival…

  • Approximately 15,000 visitors
  • Over sixty clan booths.
  • Eighteen Pipe Bands competed in eight categories.
  • Athletic competition managed by the Scottish American Athletic Association, SAAA.
  • Musical entertainment by Bad Haggis featuring Eric Rigler, Highland Way, The Ploughboys, and the Wicked Tinkers.
  • Shows by the Royal Scottish Country Dances, and Christopher Yates.
  • Vintage British Car show.
  • Over 100 vendors in four different vendor areas.

Clan Wallace Booth

The booth was located at the main event entrance which provided easy access for over 100 visitors. Sixteen signed the registry with four visitors interested in becoming involved with the Clan Wallace Society.  This year the Wallace booth hosted the late Edward Grant Ries’ Templars sword which was returned to the Knights Templar on Sunday morning.  A special thanks to Pat and Nikki Schuller who drove all the way from Phoenix, AZ to help.

 

Location

Orange County Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Sponsor
UNITED SCOTTISH SOCIETY
www.unitedscottishsociety.com
PO Box 2237
Palos Verdes, CA. 90274

 

Courtesy of Greg Wallace

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