Ongi Etorri to the Kern County Basque Club's 42nd 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.
There are a block of rooms available at the newly renovated Padre Hotel in downtown Bakersfield. This historic hotel has 2 great bars and a fabulous restaurant. The cost is $139 and there are 10 rooms reserved. Be sure to book it before May 14th and ask for the Basque Picnic in order to receive the group rate. Their number is 661-427-4900 or visit the website at http://www.thepadrehotel.com/?gclid=CNCx0ce9ua8CFYYHRQodu2zWjQ
Another hotel is the DoubleTree for $89/night. The phone numbers are 888-779-4694 or 661-323-7111. Be sure to ask for the Kern County Basque Club rate and the code is C-KCB. Be sure to book your room by April 22; after this date the price will increase to at least $169/night. The hotel will block only a limited number of rooms.
The Sheraton is also offering a competitive room rate of $89/night that must be booked by May 9th. Contact Jessica at 661-862-7423. Be sure to mention Basque Festival to get the $95 rate!
The Holiday Inn & Suites located at 3927 Marriott Dr. is offering rooms at $89/night-be sure to mention the Basque Festival to secure that rate!
All events will be at the Kern County Basque Club unless otherwise noted.
Friday, May 23, 2014
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.- NABO Convention Meeting @ Wool-growers Restaurant
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.- NABO Youth Pala/Handball Finals @ KCBC
4:30-5:30- Basque Chat with Asun Garikano, author of "Kaliforniakoak (1533-1848) & Inaki Goirizelaia- President of the University of the Basque Country @ KCBC
5:30-6 p.m. Appetizers & Cocktails @ KCBC: Entrance Fee-Adults $15/Children $10 pre-paid by May 16th
After May 16th: Adults $20/ Children $15
6:00 p.m.- Performance by NOKA and Mikel Markez @ KCBC
7 p.m.- Accordion Festival @ KCBC...Click on the link for more information
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 a.m. - Mus Tournament: $35 per player (Lunch included)
1st Place Team - $500
2nd Place Team - $250
8:00 a.m.-NABO Pilota Finals
10:00 a.m.- NABO Junior Mus Tournament
12:30 p.m.- Lunch- $10
2:00 p.m.- Tripota/Lukainka/Chorizo Contest
4:00 p.m. - Pelota/Handball game: Players from Euskadi
6:00 p.m.- Tri-Tip Dinner Pre-Paid by May 16th- Adults $20 & Children 12 & under - $12
After May 16th Adults $25/Children $17
7:30 p.m.- Dinner & Entertainment: KCBC Junior Dancers Perform
Sunday, May 25, 2014
10:00 a.m. - Mass celebrated by Bishop Armando Ochoa and Monsignor Craig Harrison along with the KCBC Klika & choir
11:30-2:00 p.m.- Lunch: BBQ Lamb
Adults - $20
Children 12 & under - $12
2:00 p.m. - Dance groups & Klika perform
4:30 p.m. - Lukainka Sandwiches and Ham/Cheese Sandwiches -$7
5:00 p.m. - Pelota/Handball Game: Players from Euskadi
6:30 p.m. - Music by Francisco Santxotena
7:30 p.m. -Dance: Music by Luhartz and Francisco Santxotena from Euskadi
8:30 p.m.- Drawing: $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Buy your tickets at:Benji's, Wool Growers or at the Basque Festival
1st Place Prize: $1000 cash
2nd Place Prize: $500 cash
3rd Place Prize: $250 cash
10:30 p.m.- Late Night Snack...Taco Truck
If you need a reservation form please click on this link Reservation Forms
There are four professional handball players from ASPE in Euskadi that will be playing handball on Saturday and Sunday.