Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Fergus' Scottish heritage

Fergus is proud of its Scottish heritage, back from the days when Scottish settlers founded "Little Falls". So come to Fergus in August, and celebrate Scottish Culture, Heritage, and Traditions and the "Wee bit o' Scot" in you.

During this three-day event the second weekend in August, visitors from throughout the world enjoy all aspects of traditional Scottish Festival & Highland Games. Highland Dancing, Piping, Avenue of the Clans as well as a variety of tents and vendors make for a perfect weekend for local residents and visitors alike.

Some of the Highland Games events:

  • Highland Dance Competition, with over 900 Dancers.
  • Heavy Events Competition, with activities such as the traditional caber toss, hammer throw and tug-of-war. Professional, Masters and Amateur Competitors.

Contact Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games: website or (519) 787-0099 or Toll-Free 866-871-9942

Sign: Welcome to Fergus, Home of the Highland Games (and Scottish Festival)

Yearly event

The Scottish festival also has a Pipe Band Competition, and a Scottish and Celtic Weekend Music Festival. The year 2005 marked the 60th annual Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games festival, North America's largest 3-day Scottish festival.

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The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games made the Top 50 Ontario Festivals list for the 7th. consecutive year in 2007. Quite an achievement, considering there are over 3,000 festivals and community events each year - all of then vying for inclusion in the Top 50.

Come and visit!

Upcoming EventsPick up the festival guide, the Highland Herald, today - at the Fergus Visitor and Information Centre. And visit the festival games in August, at the Fergus Community Centre.

Other major event in Fergus, Ontario, Canada: Fergus Truck Show (July).

More tourism related organizations and businesses in Centre Wellington (Fergus, Elora, Belwood, Salem) can be found in our business directory ("tourism" section).

Other Scottish Festivals

Cambridge Highland Games

Cobourg Highland Games Festival

Hamilton Highland Games and Scottish Festival
Is this one still on? We read somewhere that the 2007 edition was cancelled??

Kincardine Scottish Festival and Games

Haliburton Highland Games

The Highlands of Durham Games

Sarnia Supreme Highland Games

More tourism related organizations and businesses in Centre Wellington (Fergus, Elora, Belwood, Salem) can be found in our business directory ("tourism" section).

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