Rooted in the traditional games and competitions of Scotland, the 20th Annual Queen Mary ScotsFest in Long Beach, features two-days of spirited competition in athletics, dancing, piping and darts. Top professionals and amateurs are invited to test their skills and vie to become ScotsFest champion.
ATHLETICSHonoring the ancient Celtic tradition, the Scottish Highland Games are a test of strength, skill and technique. Skilled amateurs and professionals will face off in men’s and women’s stones, hammer throw, weights for distance, weight over bar, caber, sheaf and other Challenge Events. Download Athletics Entry form
DANCINGTraditional highland dancing was once considered an athletic event due to the stamina and physical strength required to do properly. In fact, until the 1900’s, only men performed highland dancing. Today, you can enjoy both men and women perform a variety of traditional Scottish dances, including the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance and even the Scottish Lilt. Download Dancing Entry form
PIPINGOne of the most popular competitions at ScotsFest each year is the pipe bands. Featuring a wide range of piping competitions, including solo piping, ensemble piping, and of course, the incredible pipe band ensemble. Watch the pipe bands march together in perfect unison while playing traditional Scottish favorites likes, “Scotland the Brave” or “Amazing Grace.” Today, bagpipes don’t just represent the Highland Games, but have come to symbolize Scotland itself. Download Piping Entry form
DARTSAlthough darts is played casually at bars and pubs around the world, professional competitors are anything but casual about the game. Requiring a steady hand, a steely gaze and total focus, darts is a game of precision where the slightest movement could be the difference between a bull’s-eye and a zero. Download Dart Competition Entry form