Ongi Etorri to the Kern County Basque Club’s 47th 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.
We do our ground work and attempt to get you the best prices for rooms in Bakersfield. Please be patient until we are able to get a block of rooms at several hotels. Once we do so we will update the page with booking information at select hotels.
TO BE DETERMINED……
The 2019 picnic schedule is not completed yet…… below is the schedule from 2018 for reference, as we will follow most of this schedule, with a few new exciting things for this years picnic. Stay tuned….
Saturday, 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.
Sunday, 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:
To be Determined…… stay tuned.
Monday, 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.