Festival and Host Hotel Addresses
Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairground Road
Monterey CA 93940
1 Old Golf Course Rd
Monterey, CA 93940
7:30 am - Competitor and vendor access open
9:00 am - Gates open for general public
11:30-12:00 - Opening Ceremonies (Saturday only)
4:30 - 5:30 - Closing Ceremonies
6:00 - 9:30 pm - Saturday night ceilidh
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Saturday night kitchen piping
We're growing our vendors for 2022!
At the Festival you'll find a wide range of retail vendors including master jewelers with Celtic designs, Scottish artwork and crests, Celtic apparel (including kilts), local jewelry, and much more.
To make room for the large increase in vendors we're doubling our outdoor vendor locations.
All vendor spots are filled for this year, plan on joining us next year.
Vendor and competitor tent camping information can be found here.
Festival Policies & Guidelines
> All general public will be subject to bag checks and security screening and the following items are prohibited from the Festival grounds:
Guns, knives, mace/pepper spray/stream, or any items that could be considered or used as weapons
Alcohol, illegal substances, and cannabis products in any form
Bottles, cans, and hard-sided containers
Non-factory sealed plastic bottles (permitted if empty)
Ice chests or coolers
Outside food and beverage (unless for infant/medical reasons)
Pets other than approved service animals
Grills, charcoal, and flammable liquids
Tents, tables, and large shade umbrellas
Unmanned aerial vehicles
Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, skates/rollerblades, and Segways
Any other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate by MCF personnel
While our event is held mostly outdoors which lowers the risk of exposure, currently, Monterey County’s Community Risk assessment is high. Attendees may choose to mask at any time, and no one will be asked to remove their mask. Those with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should not attend our event. Masking indoors is encouraged. We ask that all guests be prepared to follow public safety guidance posted at the event and on this website. Current CDC, California Department of Public Health, and Monterey County public health guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be followed and posted onsite at the event.
The Monterey Fairgrounds does not allow pets. Service animals are allowed by law. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.