Heritage Village

Immerse yourself in Scottish culture and craftsmanship.

Tea Tent

Tea Tent

Join us for tea and scones and a variety of great musical performances in the shade. A great place to unwind and rest those tired feet after enjoying the activities throughout the festival site!

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Genealogy

Research your Scottish ancestry! Books and DNA kits on sale from www.globalgenealogy.com; virtual reality, green screen, and laptops provided by the Halton Hills Public Library; displays provided by the OGS Wellington County branch; learn from the University of Guelph’s Centre for Scottish Studies! Brought to you by the Ontario Genealogical Society

Highland Cattle

Highland Cattle

Courtesy of Comolea Farms, Grand Valley. Highlands are one of the oldest breeds of cattle dating back hundreds of years; come visit these beautiful animals!

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Whisky Tasting

New this year! The Whisky Angels are joining us in 2018 to bring you the event you’ve all been asking for… WHISKY TASTINGS! Click here to find out more…

2018 Clan Information

Get Involved – Register your clan now! Follow this link for more information

Kincaid

Kincaid

Wallace

Wallace

Stuart of Bute

Stuart of Bute

MacFarlane

MacFarlane

MacRae

MacRae

Bell

Bell

MacTavish

MacTavish

MacAulay

MacAulay

Irwin

Irwin

Gordon

Gordon

MacDougall

MacDougall

Murray

Murray

Cunningham

Cunningham

Lockhart

Lockhart

Keith

Keith

Sinclair

Sinclair

MacNeil

MacNeil

MacLellan

MacLellan

Logan

Logan

Gray

Gray

Maitland

Maitland

Baird

Baird

Lamont

Lamont

Donnachaidh

Donnachaidh

maclaren

MacLaren

Elliot

Elliot

MacFie

MacFie

MacNicol

McNichol

Rattray

Rattray

MacLennan

MacLennan

MacKay

MacKay

MacPherson

Macpherson

Munro

Munro

cameron

Cameron

MacLeod

MacLeod

Donald

Donald

Barclay

Barclay

MacKenzie

MacKenzie

Young

Young

Davidson

Davidson/Davison

Fraser

Fraser

Farquharson

Farquharson

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Sutherland

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CASSOC

Johnston

Johnston/e

Campbell

Campbell

Gunn

Gunn

MacInnis

MacInnes

MacTavish

Chief Steven MacTavish of Dunardry and the members of his clan would like to welcome all those people (in kilt) whose clans are not represented at the Festival to their tent and to join in their activities.

Heritage / Clans - All events, times and locations are subject to change

Friday, August 10 Event LocationPerformer
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tattoo’d in Tradition

Preston Scout House Brass Band, Fergus Pipe Band, Schehalian Dancers, Heavy Events, Albannach, Gathering of the Clans,  Tommy Leadbeater, Massed bands with Guelph Pipe Band, Grand Celtic Pipe Band, Fergus Pipe Band, Ben Gorm Highlanders Pipe Band, Forest Pipe Band; Fireworks display by David Whysall Fireworks

Main Field
Saturday, August 11 Event LocationPerformer
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Heritage Programs Available All Day

Jacobite Encampment, Genealogy, Weaving, Spinning, Bobbin Lace Making, Quilting, Blacksmithing, Scottish Storytelling and Historical Talks,  Learn to Play the Bagpipe, Learn to speak Gaelic,  Meet with Visit Scotland, Talk with Scottish Societies and Groups

Heritage VillageStuart Blower
9:50 am - 10:30 am Gaelic Lessons with Gillebride
Heritage VillageGillebride MacMillan
10:30 am - 11:00 am Farrier – Horseshoeing
Heritage Village
11:00 am - 11:45 am Whisky Tasting
Whisky Tasting TentThe Whisky Angels
11:10 am - 11:40 am Stories and Tales with Seamus
Heritage VillageSeamus Gunn
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Welcoming Ceremonies
Main Field
12:30 pm - 1:10 pm Living History
Heritage VillageKyle McIntosh
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Whisky Tasting
Whisky Tasting TentThe Whisky Angels
1:10 pm - 1:40 pm Farrier – Horseshoeing
Heritage Village
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Best Clan Tent presentation
Heritage Village
2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Tommy’s Kitchen Ceilidh
Heritage VillageTommy Leadbeater
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Whisky Tasting for Women Only
Whisky Tasting TentThe Whisky Angels
3:10 pm - 3:50 pm Gaelic Lessons
Heritage VillageGaelic Society of Toronto
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Whisky Tasting
Whisky Tasting TentThe Whisky Angels
Sunday, August 12 Event LocationPerformer
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Heritage Programs Available All Day

Jacobite Encampment, Genealogy, Weaving, Spinning, Bobbin Lace Making, Quilting, Blacksmithing, Scottish Storytelling and Historical Talks,  Learn to Play the Bagpipe, Learn to speak Gaelic,  Meet with Visit Scotland, Talk with Scottish Societies and Groups

Heritage Village
9:50 am - 10:20 am Gaelic Lessons
Heritage VillageGaelic Society of Toronto
10:30 am - 11:00 am Farrier – Horseshoeing
Heritage Village
11:00 am - 11:45 am Whisky Tasting
Whisky Tasting TentThe Whisky Angels
11:10 am - 11:40 am Stories and Tales with Seamus
Heritage VillageSeamus Gunn
11:50 am - 12:20 pm Ontario Genealogy Society
Heritage VillageOGS
12:30 pm - 1:10 pm Living History
Heritage VillageKyle McIntosh
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Whisky Tasting
Whisky Tasting TentThe Whisky Angels
1:10 pm - 1:40 pm Farrier – Horseshoeing
Heritage Village
2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Fergus Pipe Band
Heritage VillageFergus Pipe Band
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Whisky Tasting for Women Only
Whisky Tasting TentThe Whisky Angels
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Whisky Tasting for Women Only
Whisky Tasting TentThe Whisky Angels
3:10 pm - 3:50 pm Gaelic Lessons with Gillebride
Heritage VillageGillebride MacMillan
3:50 pm - 4:30 pm Tommy’s Kitchen Ceilidh
Heritage VillageTommy Leadbeater

Performance Tent

Horseshoeing

Learn to play the bagpipes with the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario

Learn to speak Gaelic with The Gaelic Society of Toronto and Gillebride MacMillan

Musical Interludes – Fergus Pipe Band, Tommy’ Kitchen Ceilidh

Living History with Kyle McIntosh

Under Tents

Visit the Clans 

Genealogy – Learn more about your Scottish ancestors in the Heritage tent! Take a virtual reality tour of historic Scotland or capture your image with a Scottish backdrop by visiting the Halton Hills library booth. View displays of Scottish history and chat with Phyllis Carnochan at the Wellington OGS branch table. Find out how a DNA test can help reveal your ancestry and shop for genealogy books at the Global Genealogy table. Look up your ancestors and talk with ancestry-keen volunteers at our research table. Find out what the Scottish Studies department at the University of Guelph has to offer by visiting their table. And come join our genealogy community by visiting the Ontario Genealogy Society (OGS) and the Scottish Special Interest Group in their booth.

Weaving, Spinning, Bobbin Lace Making, Quilting – Come see the amazing live demonstrations of craftsmanship and ask questions from the experts about all aspects of the fiber arts.

Whisky Tasting

Tea Tent

Scottish Storytelling and Historical Talks

Talk with Scottish Societies and Groups – Visit with the St Andrew’s Society of Toronto, the Gaelic Society, Guelph University Scottish Studies Group, Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC).

Outside Presentations

Visit an authentic 1745 Jacobite encampment – The living-history re-enactors will present a Patrol Camp of the ‘Army of King James’, the loyal forces that rallied to the support of Bonnie Prince Charlie during the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46. Throughout the weekend, the company will patrol the Village, confront potential traitors, and encourage the local citizens to support the Jacobite cause.

Highland Cattle 

Blacksmithing

Learn to play the bagpipes with the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario

Best Clan Trophy Winners

2017 Logan

2015 MacNeil