Jun 15, 2018 | 5:00 PM | Friday

Fri Jun 15, 5:00 PM - Sat Jun 16, 5:00 PM

Hamilton Lakes

1 Pierce Place, Itasca, IL 60143

Community: Downtown Chicago

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The largest Scottish cultural organization in North America, the CHICAGO SCOTS present the 2018 Scottish Festival & Highland Games (Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16, 2018).

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The largest Scottish cultural organization in North America, the CHICAGO SCOTS present the 2018 Scottish Festival & Highland Games (Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16, 2018).

EVERYONE IS SCOTTISH (FOR AT LEAST ONE DAY) – This is family-friendly, two-day festival will attract 10,000-15,000 attendees. Whether you are Scottish by birth, by heritage or simply by inclination, everyone is welcome.

The Festival features an huge variety of activities and attractions – from the iconic caber toss to the largest bagpiping and drumming championship in the United States (!!!!), from whisky tasting and Celtic rock music to highland dance and children’s activities, from rugby and mini-golf and to a classic British car show and Scottish genealogy, from the dogs of Scotland and a Scottish petting zoo to a Celtic market where you can buy everything Scottish….kilts, candy, jewelry, soccer jerseys and, of course, haggis!


“It is impossible NOT to have fun at the Scottish Festival,” said Gus Noble, President of the CHICAGO SCOTS. “The event puts smiles on faces and warmth in hearts. We are excited to host our flagship event in Aye-tasca, Illinois!”

ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE - All of the proceeds from this Festival benefit the oldest 501(c)3 charity in Illinois, which was established in 1845: the Scottish Home and Caledonian House – now collectively known as Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care. For generations, families have turned to Caledonia Senior Living for exceptional elder care. Services include: Assisted Living, Specialized Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Respite Care. Conveniently located in a beautiful forest preserve, just a few miles west of downtown Chicago, Caledonia Senior Living is a community where friends become family. Trusted for more than 100 years.

Festival attendees will experience Scotland’s rich heritage and unique traditions. Over the past 32 years, the annual celebration has featured all Grades of pipe bands, crowned many beautiful Heather Queens, and displayed the talents of many exceptionally skilled dogs of Scotland. Of course, no Scottish Festival would be complete without the famous Haggis Hurling Contest and Haggis Eating Contest, only the brave will enter. Many men have bared thei

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