Basque Festival

Ongi Etorri to the Kern County Basque Club’s 46th annual Basque Festival.

Preparations are on the way and we will be needing volunteers to help us make this Festival a successful one. If you would like to volunteer, please contact one of the board members.

Below are a few hotels to book your stay in Bakersfield for the festival.


We have reserved rooms for out of town guests attending the picnic at a few venues.

The Padre has three different price points for hotel rooms- $149, $179, or $219 per night plus a 12% occupancy tax; reservations must be made by May 11 for this rate. Contact 661-427-4900 or 888-GIDDE-UP; be sure to let the receptionist know of the special block room rate for the Kern County Basque Club.

The Doubletree is offering $79/night plus a 12.2% occupancy tax. Make your reservation on-line by clicking the link or contact 888-779-4694 and let the receptionist know of the code C-KCB to receive the special blocked room rate; reservations must be made no later than April 24.

The Sheraton is $92/night plus an occupancy tax. Contact 661-862-7423 and ask for Jessica; tell her it’s for the Basque Festival to receive the special rate. Rooms must be reserved by May 11 for this rate.

Marriott Courtyard (3601 Marriott Drive) – rooms are $99 and include breakfast.  Please contact 1-800-321-2211 or 661-324-6660 to make reservations. Please inform the receptionist you are with the Kern County Basque Club and it’s for the Courtyard Marriott to get the correct room rate.

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Picnic Schedule

Image result for laburuSaturday, May 26, 2018

8:00 a.m. – Mus Registration

8:30 a.m. – Mus Tournament ($35 per player-includes lunch)

          *1st Place Team – $500

          *2nd Place Team – $250

11:30/12:00 p.m-Men’s Paleta Goma

1:00 p.m- Gazteak Paleta Game

12-1:30 p.m. – Lunch – Adults $20; Children/Honorary Members $15

1:30 p.m– Women’s Paleta Goma

2 p.m- Kid’s handball game

2:45 p.m– Women’s Paleta Argentina game

3:30 p.m- SF vs Chino men’s handball

5:00 p.m- Pelota/Handball Game – Professional Handball Players from ASPE in Euskadi:

Keep an eye and ear out for the music of Iñaki Reta and Marta Peruga throughout the day.

After the handball games we encourage you to visit one of our famous Basque Restaurants here in Bakersfield. Please go enjoy dinner and drinks with family and friends. The Kern County Basque Club is so grateful to the generous donations and continued contribution to our culture throughout the year. A special thank you to Woolgrowers, Benji’s, and Noriega’s, we appreciate all of your support.


Image result for laburuSunday, May 27, 2018

8:00 a.m. – Park opens

10:00 a.m. – Mass by Monsignor Craig Harrison, along with KCBC Klika and Choir

12-2 p.m. – Lunch: BBQ Lamb; Adults – $25 and Honorary Members/Children 12 and under – $20

2:30 p.m. – KCBC Dancers; Klika perform

4:30 p.m. – Lukainka sandwiches and ham/cheese sandwiches – $8

12:00 – 8:30 p.m – Keep an eye and ear out for the music of Iñaki Reta and Marta Peruga throughout the day.

5:00 p.m. – Pelota/Handball Game – Pilotariak from Euskadi

7:30 p.m. – Dance – Music by AMERIKANUAK (Jean Flesher Band)

8:30 p.m. – Drawing – $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20

*1 st Place Prize – $1000 cash

*2 nd Place Prize – $500 cash

*3 rd Place Prize – $250 cash

There will be four handball players from Euskadi that will be playing handball on Saturday and Sunday. 

We proudly host the following Pelotaris:






Image result for laburuMonday, May 28, 2018

Don’t miss out on the delicious traditional Basque breakfast that is served at Woolgrowers from 8:30am-12:30pm. Following breakfast, help your digestion with some dancing and a few drinks.