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72nd Annual Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

72 Annual

Scottish or nae … you don’t want to miss this.

Tartan up and head to Fergus this weekend for the 72nd annual Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, August 11 to 13 in a town where our Scottish roots run deep.

lassies at highland games


Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games (2017)

The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games is an annual three-day event celebrating Scottish heritage and culture, featuring world-renowned talent and entertainment that you won’t soon forget. Enjoy story-telling, research your genealogy, take part in hands-on experiences, workshops and lectures,  meet artisans and shop for unique Celtic items from over 100 International vendors. And that’s just the start!

Opening Ceremony at FSF

Highlights include:

  • Friday night’s Tattoo’d in Tradition
  • Heritage Village
  • McKiddies Tent
  • Highland Dance competitions
  • Tea Tent featuring live music
  • World and National Scottish Heavy Events Competitions
  • Pipe Band Competitions
  • Genealogy Centre
  • Avenue of the Artisans
  • Live music throughout the weekend at the Highland Pub

Bring the clan! There is something for all ages.  Make sure the wee ones visit the McKiddie’s Centre for fun crafts and experiences. Show them the artistry of Highland Dance, performed by dancers competing at all levels.

Young highland dancers

And there is no finer spectator sport than the Heavy Events: Scottish Hammer Throw, Sheaf Toss, Caber Toss, Braemar Stone and more.

One of the heavies ready to throw the braemer stone

Tilt yer kilt and raise a pint in the beer tent with friends for this year’s amazing line-up of live music and authentic Scottish Highland Pub atmosphere. It’s always a good time.

Everything Scottish attire at Fergus Scottish Festival

For a full schedule, admission, maps and more visit www.fergusscottishfestival.com

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