Camping at the Fergus Scottish Festival

Camping on the Fergus Scottish Festival site, close to all the activities and events, ensures that you don’t miss a thing all weekend long! Please bring your receipt and confirmation to the camping registration volunteers when you arrive. Please note: all sales are final.

All 2018 Campsites Have Been Reserved!

Campers: Please read all camping information and rules prior to your visit with us in August…

Thursday night FREE shuttle bus!

A shuttle bus will be collecting festival visitors on Thursday at the Festival Grounds, Main Gate at 7pm, and going to the Pipes, Plaid and Pageantry Parade in Fergus. The bus will return at 11:30pm after the festivities in downtown Fergus have wrapped up.

Campsite Reservations


The campsite reservation system is a self-serve function that allows you to view and reserve on-site campsites for the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Please note: NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.

How it works:


  • **Please ensure that your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari Image result for browser icons) is up to date**
  • Please check out our most current 2018 Fergus Scottish Festival Site Map
  • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to proceed to our secure reservation and payment site
  • An interactive map of the Festival Camping Grounds will open that allows you to scroll up and down to view and select all Serviced, and Unserviced sites
  • You will have the opportunity to view all available sites (GREEN) on the interactive map and click to place a hold on your chosen location (will show BLUE – Added to Cart – on your screen; BLACK – Reserved – on other people’s screen)
  • You will then have 15 minutes to complete your online registration
  • Click the Add to Cart button to see your total and complete payment transaction
  • Once completed, your reserved site will turn RED on the map and will not be available to other campers
  • Upon completion of your transaction, a receipt will be emailed to you shortly after your payment is finalized with your transaction details – check your inbox, spam folder, and/or trash folder
  • All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges are available.
*Please Note: there will be many people accessing the reservation page at the same time; the reservation software will place a hold on a first-come-first-serve basis. The availability of sites on the site map / site selection page is only accurate to the time that you displayed the page.
Remember, you only have 15 minutes to complete your transaction once you’ve selected your sites; keep an eye on the countdown clock on the top right-hand corner of your screen!

2018 Fee Schedule:

NEW FOR 2018: This year, the price of campsites WILL NOT INCLUDE the price of ANY wristbands! As such, the price of campsites have been reduced significantly, and wristbands for every camper must be purchased separately.

*Note: 2018 prices include ALL taxes and fees!

Final price includes:

  • Unserviced weekend campsite: $145
  • Serviced weekend campsite: $175
  • Parking on campsite for ONE vehicle (additional parking spots can be purchased at the time of check-in)
  • You will need to visit our Tickets page to purchase one weekend admission (wristband) for every on-site camper

Camping Registration Tent Times:

The Camping and Registration tents are located in the front parking lot of the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.   Check here for camping registration package pick-ups, sponsor and media passes, heavy events check-ins, and volunteer registrations. No exchanges or refunds.

Campers may check-in at the Camping Registration Tent during the following periods:

  • Thursday from 12pm (noon) to 9pm
  • Friday 9am to 9pm
  • Saturday 9am to 12pm (noon)

Campsites will be held for those campers arriving late in the weekend, however no discounts or refunds will be offered.  No refund will be offered to campers that leave the Festival early.  All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges are available.

Campsite Rules and Regulations

  • All campsites are on the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex grounds; campers are required to respect and comply with the rules and regulations governing the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex and the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games.
  • Every person who is camping must have and wear a valid Festival wristband. Pipe Bands are required to purchase wristbands for whichever days they are not competing.
  • Every campsite will receive one camping area parking pass that allows parking for one vehicle per campsite (please note, motor homes and RV’s are considered vehicles). Only one vehicle per site, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Campers can park additional vehicles in the designated overflow parking for campers at a cost of $10 per vehicle for the weekend.
  • Campers must camp on the site they have registered and paid for.
  • All campers must leave their campsite clean and free of garbage.
  • All campers must vacate the Festival Grounds by Monday at noon.
  • Alcohol is permitted only on your campsite, and only for those aged 19 and older.
  • Campfires are only permitted if there is no fire ban in effect. Only OFF GROUND campfires (i.e. elevated pits) are permitted on the Festival grounds.  Please bring your own pit or something to keep the fire above ground. Campers that do not comply with campfire requirements will be asked to leave the Festival and will not be issued a refund.
  • Firewood will be available for sale on Festival grounds. You are NOT permitted to provide your own firewood.
  • As a courtesy to other campers, quiet hours shall be from 1:00am to 7:00am with site policing. Please be aware that this is a family Festival, and we encourage respect for all attendees.
  • For safety reasons, two-wheeled motorized vehicles and bicycles are NOT permitted on the Festival grounds.
  • The Festival does not supply picnic tables for individual camp sites.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Festival site, excluding service dogs. Pets are permitted on the campsites only. For more information, please see the Festival’s Pets Policy on our General Information
  • While the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games has security on site throughout the weekend, neither the Fergus Scottish Festival nor the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex assume any responsibility for goods lost or stolen or for any damage to vehicles or equipment parked at this site.


Should you have any questions or concerns while camping at the Festival, please visit the Camping Registration Tent or Information Services.  Volunteers and ambassadors are readily available on the Festival grounds.

No refunds. No exchanges. No exceptions.

Campsite FAQs

All sites are approximately 20′ x 40′. Tree area sites may vary in size.

Water is available, though water hook-up is not guaranteed.  We suggest that you bring a bucket or a long garden hose, up to a maximum length of 100 feet, for potential water hook-up.

Limited electricity is available for some sites. Hook-up requires a 100 foot, 15 amp maximum extension cord.

No dump station is available.

Garbage disposal and garbage receptacles are available on site.

Shower and washroom facilities are available in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, Thursday through Monday – 6am to midnight.  Showers and toilet facilities are also available 24 hours a day in the camping area.

Camping area flush toilets are available 24 hours per day.

Ice will  not be available onsite. 

Bring a hammer if you are pitching a tent. The ground can be hard. Maybe a kilt?