Thank You For Another Incredible Festival!

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Tapadh Leibh

Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of you who participated in ways great and small to the 72nd annual Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games. It was an unbelievable year for us, and we are so happy that we got to share it with all of you!


We survived some pretty intense weather, and some pretty high emotions when we were forced by Mother Nature to cancel Friday night’s Tattoo’d in Tradition ceremony; a heartbreaking decision for all of us. Our always thoughtful Board of Directors graciously offered to honour all Friday night wristbands on either Saturday or Sunday, and were rewarded with some fabulous sunny days for the remainder of the weekend!




We had a blast with the Discovery Channel’s Andrew Younghusband and the “Tougher Than It Looks?” film crew as they tried their hand at learning the pipes, highland dancing, tug-of-war, caber tossing, and even having arrows shot at Andrew’s head!

So. Much. Fun.




Clans, Heritage, Dance, Pipes, Musical Acts, McKiddies, Tea Tent, Camping, and all the wonderful events throughout the beautiful town of Fergus made this year one to remember!



And to all of our faithful volunteers, who weathered the storms and the sunshine with us all year long, we thank you. You are the heart of this festival. You are this festival.


Please watch our website as we update it with new pictures (and a new gallery!) and competition results.

Much love.

Haste Ye Back August 10-12, 2018.


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  • Rod Holmstrom

    Had a great time there this year!
    Apparently I was the first MacLaren in the clan village ever! What an honor!
    Will be back next year for sure!

    • Lee

      Thank you Rod!
      Hard to believe that you are the first MacLaren in the clan village… starting a new trend, we hope.
      We’ll see you next year; let the countdown begin!

  • Tracy Gordon

    The Army of King James thanks you for making us feel right at home once again! We look forward to next year … already!!

    • Lee

      The Jacobite Encampment is incredible and always a huge attraction at the festival. LONG LIVE KING JAMES!

  • Jenny Heathers

    Went to the festival this year for the first time – had a great time! It was well run, well organized and left me searching my own family tree for some of my own Scottish roots.

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Fergus Scottish Festival 2017- Haste Ye Back!