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ScotsFest 2012 in Costa Mesa, CA
ScotsFest is a Scottish Festival hosted by the United Scottish Society to help share and preserve the Scottish culture throughout California.
Costa Mesa, Calif. – The United Scottish Society, a non-profit organization, had a successful weekend for its ScotsFest event over the Memorial Day Weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center. The United Scottish Society’s mission is to host events like ScotsFest in order to preserve the Scottish culture and traditions, which included the food, athletics and entertainment.
There were many competitions in progress, whether they were athletic, piping, drumming or highland dancing related. The United Scottish Society was able to award a young lad a scholarship for excellent performance within the athletic games. The 21 caber tossing event was a success and left the audience in awe due to the uniqueness of it.
This year, social media was able to play an instrumental role during the event. ScotsFest teamed up with one of Disney Pixar’s film to do giveaways for those who followed ScotsFest on Facebook or Twitter. We chose two participants from our social media outlets to win four tickets to a premiere screening of the newest film, Brave – a film that emphasizes on the Scottish culture.
People of all ages and all backgrounds were able to enjoy ScotsFest because of the amount of culture available throughout the event. One of our attendees said, “This year my companion, who was raised in England, stated...that she saw more of Scotland and learned more about the British Isles at Scot Fest 2012 than she ever saw while living in the United Kingdom, including her visits to Scotland. We had a great time.”
ScotsFest is the largest Scottish festival in Orange County and continues to help people trace their origins and maintain authenticity within the Scottish culture. All of the meat pies, haggis, British beers, whisky tastings, plaid kilts and Celtic entertainment were able to let the public get a quick glimpse of Scotland for a day or two.
For any further questions or comments, please contact Jana at (714)550-9700.