20th Annual ScotsFest at The Queen Mary, a set on Flickr.
Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to cover the 20th Anniversary of Southern California’s premier Scottish heritage event on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. You don’t have to have be from Scottish heritage, just be adventurous and be open to exploring the Highland culture, hear bagpipes play see men in kilts, try out unique Scotch whisky and Highland and Lowland cuisine.
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20th Anniversary of ScotsFest
On February 16 and 17, The Queen Mary celebrates its 20th anniversary of gathering traditional Scottish activities into a weekend of authentic highland fun. Activities such as the caber toss abound, while sheepherding, whiskey tastings, and genuine Scottish clans creating a grand parade enhance the atmosphere. The Vendor Village also corrals authentic Scottish fare, such as haggis, neeps, and tatties.
Admission to the festival includes access to the decks of the Queen Mary. Several packages are available for those who want to stay aboard the ship for the weekend. Visithttp://www.queenmary.com/scotsfest/packages.php for different options. One day admission to ScotsFest is $18 for adults and $8 for children five to 11. Two day admission is $24 for adults and $14 for kids. Children under four are free.
Southern California’s premiere Scottish Festival returns to Long Beach, February 16- 17, 2013 from 9AM-6PM. The 20th Annual ScotsFest at The Queen Mary offers guests a glimpse into Scottish culture and history. The two-day festival features authentic Scottish cuisine and music, sword dancing, athletic competitions and highland sports, a Grand Parade, live sheepherding exhibitions, and many more activities for the entire family. Whisky tastings sponsored by The Black Grouse, Famous Grouse, The Macallan, The Single Malt and Highland Park. Visitors travel from as far as Scotland to compete in the International Bag Piping and Scottish Dancing competitions. Amateurs and Professionals are invited to test their skill at darts, piping, dancing or sport. “Rock Yer Kilt” concert takes place 6PM-Midnight on Saturday. Festival Details at: queenmary.com/scottish/
About Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
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