23rd Scottish Games come to fairgrounds

Miranda Defoor, Reporter

The 23rd annual Kern County Scottish Games were held on March 24 and 25 at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The Scottish Games have become an annual tradition to celebrate Scottish culture and heritage.

The event was over two days, both filled with family friendly events to ensure there was something for everyone to take part in. There was live music, dance shows, a petting zoo, Scottish athletes in competition, and vendors. Food vendors had traditional Scottish food like haggis and sausages, and other vendors sold kilts, wooden swords, and held raffles.

Along with eating traditional foods, attendees could learn about their Scottish ancestors, and see reenactments.

The Kern County Scottish Society is a non-profit, created in 1971 to celebrate Scottish culture in Bakersfield. The Scottish Society is funded by donations and is run through the help of volunteers, and hopes to give back to the community through their memberships, donations, and even college scholarships.