Welcome to the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games!

Whether you’re coming by yourself or with the entire clan, there's something for everyone! Celtic music, bagpipes & drums, heavy events, highland dancing, clans and heritage education, McKiddies center, Main field events, beer tent and vendors and so much more!

Enjoy the best of Scotland... without the airfare.

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Aug 12-14, 2016

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Fergus Scottish Festival Weekend/Events 

Heavy Events

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These fierce competitors will demonstrate unique feats of strength which include the tossing of the caber (gaelic for tree) and throwing of the stone for distance. Amazing to witness such skill and determination!

Clan Gathering

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The Fergus Scottish Festival Gathering includes more than 40 clans from across North America and beyond. Interactive clan tents welcome those who want to connect with their heritage. Tartan, clan and historical displays.

Highland Dance

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The Highland Fling, the Sword Dance and the Seann Triubbas are a few of the dances these kilted competitors will be performing. Come and watch these skilled dancers – as young as 7 years old! - compete for coveted prizes and trophies.

Pipes & Drums

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Goosebumps. That’s the effect the cry of the pipes and the banging of the drums have when you witness their amazing sound. The bands and soloists are sure to play some of your favourites as they compete and perform throughout the weekend.

Celtic Music

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A stellar lineup of artists and bands will have your feet thumping, heart pumping and hands clapping all weekend long! From Fergus Downtown to the Main Field, Beer Tent and various venues on the grounds, it’s non-stop musical activity!

Heavies School

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The Heavy Events School is one of the oldest and most successful in Canada. Learn to toss a caber, put the stone, throw the hammer and weight for distance - from world-renowned professionals. Sign up for juniors, youth or masters today!

Tattoo + Concert

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We’re working on another exciting Friday night of musical entertainment and it’s going to be an amazing night of beautiful tradition, energetic music and of course, fireworks!

Main Field

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A hub of activity, the Main Field is packed with great programming including the Friday night concert, heavies and pipes & drums competitions, opening ceremonies and kids activities on Sunday.

Heritage Centre


From fly tying to sheep shearing, spinning and weaving to quilting and rope making... so much to see and learn at the Heritage centre about Scottish Culture in Canada. There will be music to enjoy and lots of demonstrations too!


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Learn to Highland Dance, hurl a stone on the outdoor curling rink, take a selfie with Nessie, fight a knight, make a crown, toss a caber, and much more... All free! New picnic areas and baby-changing stations also available.

Additional programming for 2016

Author Series

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We are thrilled to announce the return of famed author Diana Gabaldon of the Outlander series! Diana will be speaking on several occasions throughout the weekend and of course signing books. She is NOT to be missed!

Friday Night Concert

Friday Night Concert

The Entertainment committee is working on programming for the Friday Night Concert. Get ready for some amazing entertainment with tattoo, concert and fireworks!

Workshop Series

Workshop Series

Not only are we bringing back the Scottish at Heart Workshop Series, but we’re pairing it up with our Author series! (see Author Series). This venue is for kids of ALL ages! Learn to Highland Dance, play the pipes, speak gaelic, music workshops and so much more! All included with your festival ticket!

Family Day

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So much to see and do for the whole family! McKiddies Centre, Heavies for Kids on Main field, new Workshop series and new Picnic areas and baby-changing stations are all part of making your family trip a much more enjoyable experience!

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

As family day trips can be tough on the pocketbook, we’ve added family picnic areas to allow for some R&R and family packed picnic baskets. Don’t forget to bring your blanket! Baby-changing stations will also be available.  

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Kids 12 and under are FREE!

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