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This year is the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Scot's Scottish Festival & Highland Games! The Scottish Festival and Highland Games provides a unique and engaging way for those with and without Scottish heritage to experience traditions. The festival attracts 10,000 visitors, so quite a wonderful celebration of Scottish culture! Proceeds from the event help support the Chicago Scots' charities providing assisted living and first class memory care. This year's event is rapidly approaching and has plenty of fun for families:
The event features:
- Solo Pipe Band Contest
- Caber Toss
- Hammer Throw
- Mid-west Pipe Band Championship
- Highland Dance Competition
- Haggis Eating Competition
- Opportunities to greet Dogs of Scotland, Highland Cattle and Clydesdale Horses
- Celtic Marketplace
- Exhibits to help with genealogical research and to introduce culture
- Kids activities featuring mini-golf, balloons, tattoos and mini atheletics
- Scottish and American Food
- Whisky Tastings
- British car show
- Much more
The Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be held Friday June 17 (4PM-10PM) and Saturday June 18 (8AM-10PM) at Hamilton Lakes in Itasca, IL. For a detailed schedule and to purchase tickets, check http://scottishfestivalchicago.org/.
Friday-Children 12 and under are FREE; Adults are $12.00; Seniors (60+) are $10.00
Saturday- Children under 2 are FREE; Children ages 3-12 $5.00; Adults are $20.00; Seniors (60+) are $15.00
Two Day Pass - Children under 2 are FREE; Children ages 3-12 $5.00; Adults are $30.00; Seniors (60+) are $25.00
Patron Weekend Pass (Family Friendly)- $210 This two-day pass includes entry into the festival (for 2 adults & 2 children), premier seating inside the Patron Tent, complimentary food and beverages, 16 drink tickets (beer included), and parking passes for both days.
Patron Weekend Pass (21 & Over)- $130 This two-day pass includes entry for one individual into the festival, premier seating inside the Patron Tent, complimentary food and beverages, 8 drink tickets (beer included), and parking passes for both days.