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2019 Scottish Games bring Scottish, Nordic, and viking cultures to life in Kern County

Posted at 11:43 PM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 02:43:25-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — From the sheaf toss to the hammer throw, the 2019 Scottish Games brought Scottish, Nordic and viking cultures to life.

Complete with meat pies and haggis, attendees got a taste of Scottish heritage, all while listening to the music of professional Scottish bagpipe bands.

This year’s games added a special new addition of Viking and Nordic cultures as well.

Local Scottish residents say anyone and everyone is welcome to come and learn more about this culture.

"You don't have to be scottish to come to the festival, you don't have to be Scottish to throw in the games or participate it's just a nice environment and we enjoy inviting everybody," said attendee, Bill Stillwell.

The event runs April 6 through April 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kern County Fairgrounds.