The 2019 Scottish Highland Games

Scottish Highland Games 2018The 154th consecutive Scottish Highland Gathering and Games takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Labor Day Weekend.
Celebrate Scottish culture, cuisine, competition, and entertainment at its very best, right here in the East Bay.

And, of course the main event at the games is the Heavy Athletics, featuring such sports as Throwing the Caber (basically a tree trunk), Putting the Stone (similar to the Olympic Shot Put, except with a stone weighing over 17 pounds!), The Weight for Distance (metal weights thrown one-handed), The Weight for Height (throwing a weight over a tall bar like a pole vault), and the Scottish Hammer (yep, throwing a giant hammer). You can read full descriptions on this page.

The 154th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games features five entertainment stages and some great musicians and bands performing a wide range of traditional and modern songs and tunes throughout the weekend.

Other features include Highland Dancing, Piping & Drumming, Sheep Dog Trials, Birds of Prey Exhibition, Vendors, and Whisky Tasting.

Ticket information can be found here.

The Scottish Highland Games are held at the
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, California

For a map, directions, and shuttle information visit their transportation page.

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