Featured Guests

The Fergus Scottish Festival features the best of Scottish athletics and heritage but it is also known for showcasing famous guests including authors, actors, and musicians. The Festival has proudly hosted special guests from around the world including Diana Gabaldon, the renowned author of Outlander. These special guests have engaged and delighted audiences with their stories, interviews, lectures, and performances.

This year, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers are back by popular demand for a concert Friday August 12, 2022 following our traditional Tattoo!

Featured Guests for 2022 - Duncan Lacroix & Diana Gabaldon

We are so excited to announce our Featured Guests for 2022

Duncan Lacroix and Diana Gabaldon.

Duncan has starred as Murtagh in Outlander, Henry De Percy in Outlaw King, Ealdorman Werferth in Vikings, and more. This will be his very first time attending our festival.

Diana Gabaldon is the world famous author of the Outlander books and a favourite visitor to the Fergus Scottish Festival.

Featured Guest Events

5:30 pm

VIP Meet and Greet with Duncan Lacroix

Meet Duncan Lacroix who plays “Murtagh” in the hit TV series Outlander. Get a photo (bring your camera or phone) plus get VIP seating for the Q&A session following the meet and greet.

Price: $25 per ticket

Availability: 100 tickets

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

 

6:30 pm

A Conversation with Duncan Lacroix

An engaging Q&A session with Duncan Lacroix  who plays “Murtagh” in the hit TV series Outlander.

Price: Tickets are free with festival admission but you must register for a ticket to attend.

Availability: 350 tickets

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

9:00 am

VIP Meet and Greet with Duncan Lacroix

Meet Duncan Lacroix who plays “Murtagh” in the hit TV series Outlander. Get a photo (bring your camera or phone) plus get VIP seating for the Q&A session following the meet and greet.

Price: $25 per ticket

Availability: 100 tickets

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

 

10:00 am

A Conversation with Duncan Lacroix

An engaging Q&A session with Duncan Lacroix  who plays “Murtagh” in the hit TV series Outlander.

Price: Tickets are free with festival admission

Availability: 350 tickets

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

 

1:30pm

Meet and Greet and book signing with Diana Gabaldon and Duncan Lacroix.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Diana Gabaldon and Duncan Lacroix, get photos and have your book signed (limit of one book please and don’t forget your camera or phone). VIP seating for the following Outlandish Panel meet and greet is included.

Price: $25 per ticket

Availability: 100 tickets

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

 

2:30 pm

Outlandish Panel featuring Diana Gabaldon, Duncan Lacroix and Gillebride MacMillan 

Get together with the author and TV stars for a fantastic panel discussion about all things Outlander.

Price: Tickets are free with festival admission

Availability: 350 tickets

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

 

8:00 pm

“A Dram With Duncan”

Relax and have a wee dram with our featured guest Duncan Lacroix, who plays “Murtagh” in the hit TV series Outlander at this exclusive Outlander-themed whisky tasting. Sample and learn about three featured whiskies, as they relate to Outlander, from a whisky connoisseur , hear Duncan’s opinion on whisky and enjoy musical entertainment that will accompany the evening. This is a licensed event for those 19 years and over. ID will be required at the door.

Price: $80 per ticket

Availability: 100 tickets

Location: Sponsors’ Tent by the Main Field

9:30 am

“Exclusive Gourmet Outlander Brunch”

Spoil yourself with a gourmet catered Outlander-themed brunch with Diana Gabaldon, Duncan Lacroix and Gillebrìde MacMillan plus musical entertainment. The ticket price includes a book reading, discussions with our featured guests, plus a chance to get a photo and your favourite Outlander book signed by Diana Gabaldon (limit of one book please and don’t forget your camera or phone).

Price: $200 per ticket

Availability: 240 tickets

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

 

 

1:30pm

Meet and Greet and book signing with Diana Gabaldon and Duncan Lacroix.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Diana Gabaldon and Duncan Lacroix, get photos and have your book signed (limit of one book please and don’t forget your camera or phone). VIP seating for the following Outlandish Panel meet and greet is included.

Price: $25 per ticket

Availability: 100 tickets

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

 

 

2:30 pm

Outlandish Panel featuring Diana Gabaldon, Duncan Lacroix and Gillebride MacMillan 

Get together with the author and TV stars for a fantastic panel discussion about all things Outlander!

Price: Tickets are free with festival admission

Availability: 350 tickets

Location: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex

NOTES

 

We know that you have been on the edge of your seats waiting for our featured guest update. There are special VIP ticket packages for Diana Gabaldon, Duncan Lacroix, and Gillebrìde MacMillan, with events taking place throughout the weekend.

 

  • Duncan Lacroix will be at the Fergus Scottish Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Diana Gabaldon will be at the Fergus Scottish Festival on Saturday and Sunday only.

 

In addition to the VIP events, Duncan and Diana will be participating in activities through the Festival grounds, and you will have many opportunities to see them and have some unique experiences. Please read all details carefully as the world has changed since our last live event. Our team has worked hard to bring you carefully curated events to get you close to these incredible guests while keeping everyone safe.

 

Please note:

  • All Featured Guest events require tickets to attend in addition to your Festival admission. Please purchase tickets or register (for free events) early to avoid disappointment.
  • Bring your phone or camera for those all-important photo opportunities with the Outlander cast.
  • If you are attending events that offer book signing with Diana Gabaldon, please bring your own book as they are not available to purchase onsite, and there is a limit of one book per attendee.
  • We do our best to provide the scheduled programming, but it may be subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet and Greet

VIP seats are seats closest to the stage.

You may bring one book, photo or piece of paper for Duncan to sign.

Diana will only be signing her own books and Duncan will sign either 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.  Please note you need to purchase a “free ticket” to attend this event.

The Q&A will be located in 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.

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 for.

If there are tickets available the day-of, you can grab one on your phone by visiting our website.

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 inperson event and there wil be no virtual component.  Hopefully you will be able to join us in person.

Whisky

We will have multiple whisky tasting events throughout the weekend. There will only be one with Duncan Lacroix, 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.

No, the Dram with Duncan whisky tasting is a licensed event and you must be 19 years of age or older and present identification at the door.

Brunch

Common dietary restrictions can be accommodated. If you have dietary restrictions and will be attending the brunch please check the appropriate box when purchasing your tickets.

The food is being provided by a local catering company. The menu is not finalized yet but will be Outlander themed.

All ages are welcome to attend.

No, the cost for everybody is $200.

You must have a Festival ticket to attend in addition to your brunch ticket.

The last two years have changed many things including availability of off site locations so we decided to take advantage of the great Festival location that we have… plus we get to keep our guests close to us so there are more opportunities for them to be part of our live event.