September Events

150th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games

Date: 09/05/2015 - 09/06/2015
Time: Sat. 8am - 6:30pm; Sun. 8am - 6:30pm
Presented By: The Caledonian Club of San Francisco
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Cost: Adults $24/ 2-Day $31; Child 12-17: $13/11 & Under FREE; Seniors $13; Handicap $13; Military FREE w/Active Duty ID
Parking: $10
Discount: August 15 deadline
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Contact phone: 1-888-769-2345

OPENING CEREMONIES: (Held in front of the main grandstands beginning at 12:30 p.m. both days)
GRANDSTAND SHOW: Featuring 38 pipe bands from the U.S. and Canada plus 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band Miramar in concert with the famed L.A. Scots Pipe Band (Held in front of the main grandstands beginning at 3:45 p.m. both days). Plus: Massed Pipe Bands (30+) in concert. Western States Drum Major Finals, and more!
PIPE BANDS: Competition: Thirty-eight Pipe Bands from the U.S. and Canada in competition. Individual Piper and Drummer competition. Grades 1-5. (Also perform in the Grandstand Show both days).
HEAVY EVENTS (ATHLETICS): Scottish Heavy Events World Championship (Professional) and 41st U.S. Invitational Heavy Event Championships (Pro and Amateur Men and Women). World's top professional heavy event athletes including World Champion Matt Vincent. Pros from Scotland, England, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S. Top selected amateur men's and women's divisions and men's and women's Masters Classes. All athletes compete in all eight disciplines, including Caber, Weight-for-Height, Weight-for-Distance, Hammer, and Stone Putt. (NOTE: Iceland's 6' 9 tall Game of Thrones actor and heavy athlete, Hafthor Bjornsson (aka 'The Mountain') is competing in the Sesquicentennial Games. Hafthor will challenge the 12 pro competitors from the World Championships in the 56# weight over the bar event on Sunday afternoon. He will be available for photos and autograph signings all weekend.
HIGHLAND DANCING: Western U.S. Highland Dancing Championships.
IRISH PAVILION: Irish Step Dancing demonstrations and more, Saturday and Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT: Four stages of traditional and Celtic Rock bands, groups and individuals. Albennach (Scotland), Brother (Australia), Steve McDonald (New Zealand), Tempest, Molly's Revenge, Browne Sisters, Golden Bough, Michael Mullen and Neil O'Neil.
CELTIC HERITAGE: Two stages of continuous Fiddling, Harping, Singing and Scottish Country Dancing featuring the Scottish Fiddlers Rally with Alasdair Fraser & Celtic Harpers with Varlene Schermer.
LIVING HISTORY: Reenactment guilds with Mary Queen of Scots and her entourage; Highland Warriors, Roman Legions and invading Vikings. Period artisans and craftsmen.
GATHERING OF THE CLANS: Do you have a bit of Scottish blood in your veins. This is the place to research your heritage. Nearly 100 clan tents.
FOR THE YOUNGSTERS: Children's Glen with games and prizes. (One of many attractions the kids love)
BIRDS OF PREY: A crowd favorite - more than 20 exotic birds, including hawks, falcons, owls and more, with professional handlers and informative information.
SHEEP DOG TRIALS: Demonstrations in the precise herding of sheep by highly trained dogs and their handlers. Provided by the Northern California Working Sheepdog Association.
CLYDESDALE HORSE TEAM: Always a popular feature for the children.
HIGHLAND CATTLE: With long coats of hair, these magnificent 'coos' are prepared for the cold Scottish winter!
SOCCER AND MORE: The quick game of Five-A-Side soccer with eight Semi-Pro teams from California andNevada.
RUGBY & SHINTY: Local Rugby teams. See the ancient Scottish game of Shinty, played by local teams.
VENDORS: Five buildings with more than 100 vendors with wares and services from the British Isles - Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.
FOOD & BEVERAGE: Enjoy a steak pie, fish & chips, British banger or Scotch Egg! - Ales or beer....and of course regular fairgrounds American style food.
BRITISH MOTOR CAR CAVALCADE and MOTORCYCLES TOO: A number of British marque clubs display their cherished about a three-wheeled Morgan! BSA, Triumph and Norton and other two-wheelers from Britain.

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

Date: 09/18/2015 - 09/20/2015
Time: Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
Presented By: Western Exhibitors Inc.
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Cost: Adults $9, Child $4 (12 - 17), Seniors $7 (62+), Child 12 & under FREE
Parking: $8
Discount: Donate food to Alameda County Food Bank at the door and receive $2 off.
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Contact phone: 415-447-3205

SHOP hundreds of artisans of American handmade and embellished art, crafts, holiday,jewelry, specialty food, blown glass, and muchmore during this three day exhibition.
ENJOY all-day stage and strolling entertainment including the Hot Rods Band. Visit the Kidzone sponsored by the Crown Monarchs Youth Cheer group with kids activities & craft making. New York Life will be offering free ID kits for your children. SAVE $2 on one admission ticket for donation of unexpired and non-perishable food items to the Alameda County Food Bank at the entrance.

FREE entry ticket for the first 100 guests in line each morning. WIN a resort vacation package presented by Ridge Resorts by registering at the show. the Alameda County Food Bank at the entrance.

The Great Native American Artifact and Art Show

Date: 09/26/2015 - 09/27/2015
Time: Sat, 10am - 5pm, Sun, 10am - 4pm
Presented By: Todos Santos Trading Post
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Cost: Adults $8.00, Child 16-under free, Seniors $6.00
Parking: $10
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Contact phone: 925 837-4996

Artists and traders will showcase the best in authentic Native American art (both antique and contemporary) including: jewelry, pottery, blankets, fetishes, totem poles, baskets, folk art, gourd art, paintings, leatherwork, artifacts, beadwork, and more. Offering quality arts and crafts for both first time buyers and collectors.

Alameda County Fair

4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, California 94566

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