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April 9, 2008 > Tartan Day Scottish Fair at Ardenwood

Tartan Day Scottish Fair at Ardenwood

Mark your calendar for a spring trip to Scotland without the expense of airfare or time necessary for extensive travel! Bagpipes will be playing and kilted kin will respond with enthusiasm as Tartan Day is again celebrated at Ardenwood Historic Farm on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. One of the first such celebrations in this country, Tartan Day has been observed at Ardenwood since 1997 in homage to the fiercely independent Scottish souls with ties to a long and tumultuous history of rivalry and companionship proudly displayed through colorful tartan plaid.

The East Bay Scottish Association and East Bay Regional Park District Interpretive Staff invites everyone to join the pageantry as Scottish folk gather their clans and celebrate their heritage. The joyous celebration will include bagpipe bands, highland dancing, traditional Scottish food, and historic re-enactments. There will also be Clan Society exhibits and a special Children's Glenn where visitors can take part in Highland games, a traditional haggis toss, arts & crafts, storytelling and perhaps find fairies. Special musical performances by Peter Daldry and the Fremont Police Department Pipe Band will add to the annual transformation of Ardenwood Historic Farm to the Scottish countryside.

Tartan Day
Saturday, April 19
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Food, music, dancing and everything Scottish
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
(510) 496-0199

Entry: $10 adults/ $6 seniors/ $5 children (4-17)
Free parking
Wheelchair accessible
No admission after 4 p.m.

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