Venue Details

291 Star Starred
Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802
800-437-2934
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Know what you are getting into when something looks too good to be true. Make sure you find out about hidden costs on deals that do not disclose all the details of their advertising that consumers are entitled to know in advance. It's your money and customers should get refunds by Goldstar not be pawned off to their vendors who can do what they want if not but give us nothing more than a kick in the behind so that we can get lost. Buyers beware...don't get ripped off like I did!
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The weather was Fair.. I wore Layers of clothing because it was only 9 degrees inside the dome..
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13 events
11 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 16 2014

The festival itself was a little smaller than I expected but I have to say this was one of the most disorganized events I have been to. Parking was full so we had to park at the Pike, waited for a bus for about an hour or 2, the bus driver was a...continued

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13 events
11 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 16 2014

The festival itself was a little smaller than I expected but I have to say this was one of the most disorganized events I have been to. Parking was full so we had to park at the Pike, waited for a bus for about an hour or 2, the bus driver was a...continued

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11 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

Not bad, but nothing really outstanding. The Queen Mary just may not be the best venue for this sort of thing, but it keeps coming back here year after year, so I suppose it works for them.

Probably won't go back for at least a couple of years.

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Website

http://www.queenmary.com/scotsfestival

Description

*ACTIVITIES: 

  • Athletics:  For centuries, Scots have been competing in tests of physical strength, skill and technique, and ScotsFest gives visitors a chance to see (or compete) these exciting events firsthand.

Grand Parade:  A crowd pleaser each year, the Grand Parade showcases all the Scottish clans and bands participating at ScotsFest.

Whisky and Beer Tasting Explore the complex taste of traditional Scottish whisky and learn why sometimes it’s spelled with an “e.”

  

Music and Dancing: Traditional Highland dancing was once considered an athletic event due to the stamina and physical strength required to perform a variety of traditional Scottish dances, including the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance and the Scottish Lilt.

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Sheepherding: * One of the most unique and unpredictable events at ScotsFest is sheepherding. Owners, their dogs and of course, the sheep, will compete through an obstacle course where they will earn points for speed and accuracy.

Sligo Rags: Dubbed a One-Band Music Festival, Sligo Rags returns to Queen Mary’s Scotsfestival with their infectious energy, eclectic musical influences and captivating sound. Among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine) and two-time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band, this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude. Sligo Rags will put a smile on your face, a laugh in your belly and a shake in your tail feather!  

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Rock Yer Kilt* Tilt yer kilt to the hottest Scottie rock in town! This year’s Rock Yer Kilt concert will feature headlining act 1916, Bad Haggis, Brick Top Blaggers, Stand Easy and DJ Abel.

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Vendor Village:* Browse through dozens of kiosks featuring a wide variety of Scottish-themed goods.