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2024 Featured Guests

Duncan Lacroix and Maria Doyle Kennedy will be joining us this summer at the 2024 Fergus Scottish Festival. Known as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser and Jocasta Cameron respectively on the hit TV-series Outlander.

See schedule for event details and click on "EVENT LOCATION" to filter by Featured Guest events.

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2024 Featured Guest Schedule

An awesome combination of VIP experiences!

**Please note – all events on Festival grounds (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) require Festival admission tickets to attend. Festival admission not included in ticket price. Our free Q&A panels this year do not require registration. We will be hosting the panels at a first come, first served basis. The Thursday events take place at the Fergus Grand Theatre and do not require Festival admission to attend, tickets for these events will go on sale June 5 at 10am.

Maria Doyle Kennedy and Duncan Lacroix will be at the Fergus Scottish Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  In addition to noted events, our guests will be participating in activities through the Festival grounds so you will have many opportunities to see them and have some unique experiences. Our team has worked hard to bring you carefully curated events to get you close to these incredible guests while keeping everyone safe.

PRICE LEVELS

Concert only ticket: $37 inclusive

Concert + VIP Meet & Greet: $85 inclusive. (SOLD OUT)

Tickets are available here.

8:30 pm – Maria Doyle Kennedy in Concert

Calling all music fans, lovers of the film The Commitments, and all-around show enthusiasts! Enjoy an exclusive concert featuring Maria Doyle Kennedy, an award-winning and critically acclaimed actor and musician who has worked extensively across film, television and theatre.

Located at the Fergus Grand Theatre

252 tickets available.

(SOLD OUT) 10:00 pm – Post-Concert VIP Meet and Greet

An exclusive opportunity to meet and mingle with Maria Doyle Kennedy after the concert, on the stage! 

Located at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

25 tickets available.

Prices shown for Thursday are inclusive of taxes and fees.

5:30 pm – VIP Meet and Greet with Maria Doyle Kennedy & Duncan Lacroix

Meet Maria & Duncan Get a photo (bring your camera or phone) plus get VIP seating for the Q&A session following the meet and greet.

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

$50 +HST and fees per ticket (must also have Friday or weekend Festival admission to attend)

59 tickets remaining.

6:30 pm – A Conversation with Maria Doyle Kennedy & Duncan Lacroix

An engaging Q&A session with Maria Doyle Kennedy and Duncan Lacroix.

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

Tickets are included with Festival admission, no registration required (must have Friday or weekend Festival admission to attend)

350 seats available.

9:30 am – VIP Meet and Greet with Maria Doyle Kennedy & Duncan Lacroix

Meet Maria & Duncan! Get a photo (bring your camera or phone) plus get VIP seating for the Q&A session following the meet and greet.

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

$50 +HST and fees per ticket (must also have Saturday or weekend Festival admission to attend)

73 tickets remaining.

10:30 am – A Conversation with Maria Doyle Kennedy & Duncan Lacroix

An engaging Q&A session with Maria Doyle Kennedy & Duncan Lacroix

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

Tickets are included with Festival admission, no registration required (must have Saturday or weekend Festival admission to attend).

350 seats available.

2:00pm – VIP Meet and Greet with Maria Doyle Kennedy & Duncan Lacroix

Meet Maria & Duncan! Get a photo (bring your camera or phone) plus get VIP seating for the Q&A session following the meet and greet.

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

$50 +HST and fees per ticket (must also have Saturday or weekend Festival admission to attend)

34 tickets remaining.

3:00pm – A Conversation with Maria Doyle Kennedy & Duncan Lacroix

An engaging Q&A session with Maria Doyle Kennedy & Duncan Lacroix

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

Tickets are included with Festival admission, no registration required (must have Saturday or weekend Festival admission to attend).

350 seats available.

5:00 pm – Tea Time Meet and Greet with Duncan Lacroix

Meet Duncan Lacroix and get a photo (bring your camera or phone)!

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

$50 +HST and fees per ticket (must also have Saturday or weekend Festival admission to attend)

100 tickets available.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm – "An Outlandish Nightcap"

An exclusive Outlander themed whisky tasting where you can enjoy a dram with our featured guest. Learn about three different whiskys, and enjoy musical entertainment. Must be 19+ to attend.

Located in the Sponsors Tent by the Main Field.

$120 +HST and fees per ticket (must also have Saturday or weekend Festival admission to attend)

56 tickets remaining.

9:30 am – VIP Meet and Greet with Maria Doyle Kennedy and Duncan Lacroix

Meet Maria & Duncan! Get a photo (bring your camera or phone) plus get VIP seating for the Q&A session following the meet and greet.

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

$50 +HST and fees per ticket (must also have Sunday or weekend Festival admission to attend)

85 tickets remaining.

10:30 am – A Conversation with Maria Doyle Kennedy and Duncan Lacroix

An engaging Q&A session with Maria Doyle Kennedy and Duncan Lacroix

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

Tickets are included with Festival admission, no registration required (must also have Sunday or weekend Festival admission to attend).

350 seats available.

1:00 pm – "Keepin' it Reel" with Maria Doyle Kennedy and Duncan Lacroix

A delightful afternoon of Scottish Country Dancing and refreshments while mingling with Outlander cast members Maria Doyle Kennedy and Duncan Lacroix

Located in the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

$80 +HST and fees per ticket (must also have Sunday or weekend Festival admission to attend)

78 tickets remaining.

Featured Guest FAQs

Yes. Anyone who purchased a Featured Guest ticket for Maria & Charles on or prior to June 7th when sales paused, you are eligible for a refund. Please contact the office if you would like a refund, [email protected]

Important Note: Refund requests for Featured Guest tickets will no longer be available on June 17th. After that date, the Festival will resume its No Refunds policy.

YES! All Featured Guest tickets purchased on or prior to June 7th that were for a Maria & Charles event are STILL VALID. They will be redeemable for the same scheduled event time, now with Maria & Duncan. See the schedule above or here

Since we had Featured Guest tickets on sale previously, we will be honouring all ticket purchases and only resuming the sales, rather than starting over. We have added a new event on Saturday at 5pm with just Duncan Lacroix that will have 100 tickets available when tickets sales resume. See the schedule above for more details.

If you purchased a ticket on or prior to June 7th and would like a refund, please contact the Festival office

Charles Vandervaart will be filming in Scotland over Festival weekend and is no longer able to attend. We will miss him this year, but we are very excited to welcome back Duncan Lacroix!

See Charles's video here!

Maria Doyle Kennedy in Concert

No. The concert and VIP meet & greet that follows takes place at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Thursday, August 8th. 

Tickets for the Thursday Concert and Meet & Greet will be available for purchase with the Fergus Grand Theatre, online and in box office.

THURSDAY CONCERT TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE - Sale Date To Be Announced

Yes, photography and videography is permitted with the understanding not to be disruptful of the set. No flash photography allowed.

The VIP Meet & Greet after the concert is an ultra-exclusive opportunity to mingle with Maria on the stage following the concert.

No. The post-concert VIP Meet & Greet will only be available for purchase on the Fergus Grand Theatre's website or box office as an add-on to a concert ticket purchase. You cannot attend the meet & greet without attending the concert.

No. The concert and following meet and greet is only with Maria Doyle Kennedy. Please note that the Post-Concert Meet & Greet is currently sold out.

VIP Meet and Greet

VIP seats are seats closest to the stage.

You may bring one book, photo or piece of paper to be signed.

Signing will only be done on a book, photo or piece of paper.

The Festival has not increased any prices since 2017.  This year due to pandemic-related rising costs we have introduced or made modest increases to prices so that we can continue to deliver the same incredible and safe Festival experience you have come to expect.  We are still offering great opportunities to see these amazing guests for free as a panel or on the grounds plus adding some extra special opportunities to meet them.

Our free events still require you to get a ticket to eliminate long lines and provide the safest experience for both our festival attendees and our featured guests.

Q&A

The Q&A is free to attend if you have a festival ticket. Admission to the panels is first come, first served.

The Q&A will be located inside the hall at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

All seating is first come first serve unless you have a VIP Meet and Greet ticket where there is VIP seating reserved for ticket holders.

You will be able to buy up to four tickets at once for each featured guest event. The free panels are first come, first served for seating and there will be no registration ahead of time. 

All ages are welcome to attend the Q&A as long as they have their own ticket.

Unfortunately there will not be any books to purchase at the festival.

We are providing this information in advance so that you can plan the perfect festival weekend. Our tickets are non-refundable.

You can attend as many of the featured guest events as you are able to secure tickets/get a spot for.  Please be mindful that we would like everyone to have a chance to see our featured guest(s) so if you don’t intend to attend, please give someone else the chance to purchase/attend.

The Q&A panels are first come, first served.

All of the featured guest events take place on the festival grounds and thus all attendees need to have festival tickets to attend them.

Unfortunately the Q&A is an in person event and there will be no virtual component.  Hopefully you will be able to join us in person.

Whisky

There will only be one whisky tasting with our featured guest taking place on Saturday at 8pm.

Whisky and water will be the only beverages served at the whisky tasting.

The whiskies have been chosen carefully to represent parts of the Outlander story. They will be revealed during the event.

The whisky tasting takes place within the grounds of the festival and thus you will need a festival ticket to access the venue.

The whisky tasting is a licensed event and you must be 19 years of age or older and present identification at the door to attend.

"Keepin' it Reel"

Yes! You will be able to bring one piece of paper or book to be signed

Yes, you will be able to take a photo with the Featured Guests.

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FAQ & General Info

General questions about Festival weekend?
Visit our General Information and FAQ’s page!

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