Join us on Labor Day Weekend (August 31 and September 1) 2019, as we celebrate the very best of Scottish culture, competition, cuisine and entertainment, right here in California. The 154th consecutive Scottish Highland Gathering and Games takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.


In light of the recent tragic event in Gilroy, I want to inform our patrons and competitors that the Caledonian Club of San Francisco, along with our private security company and the Alameda County Fairgrounds, has been formulating a plan to institute advanced security measures at our Scottish Games coming up on Labor Day Weekend. We have been working on this plan for the past several months.

In addition, both the Alameda County Sheriff and the Pleasanton Police Departments provide a police presence at our Games, as they have annually. Please be assured that we are doing what we can to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all who attend our Games. We ask that all attendees assist us in these efforts by remaining vigilant during your stay with us and report any suspicious activities to Games officials.

Yours aye,
Rob Tysinger, Chief
Caledonian Club of San Francisco

Gates open at 8:00AM
Games end with the Massed Bands march-off at 6:00PM each day
Please check event page for the latest Games schedules

Per Fairgrounds policy, all guests are subject to search at the entry gates. This includes the inspection of all bags (purses, tote bags, backpacks, diaper bags, insulated food bags, medical supplies, camera bags, binocular cases, empty plastic bottles, etc.) . Guests should refer to the Fairgrounds Entry Policy for complete list of items allowed and prohibited for entrance to the Fairgrounds. Please note that the Fairgrounds recognizes that skean dhus and swords as part of Scottish Highland dress, and are permissible for entry to the Fairgrounds during the 154th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games.

Per fairground policy, animals are not permitted
Exceptions being Guide Dogs and Service Animals

DO NOT bring your pets and leave them in your closed vehicle

California Penal Code 365.7(a):
It is a misdemeanor to fraudulently misrepresent service animals