Pants Optional-Kilts Optimal Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games July 1-3, 2016
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The award winning Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Festival is a non-profit community effort that relies on sponsorships and grants and the generous donation of time of over 300 volunteers. The primary goal of the Festival is to enhance and ensure the preservation of Kincardine's Scottish roots. The Festival also honours the traditions and contributions of Scottish culture within the canadian multi-cultural mosaic.

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Friday

4:00 PM-Main Stage, Victoria Park
Canada Day afternoon concert

The Ballaghs

Thogs

Arvel Bird

Pleats

 

 

 

 


7:30 PM-7:00 PM-Main Stage Victoria Park
Opening Cermonies

Hosted by Grand Chieftain Andy McBride


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7:30 PM-2:00 AM-Main Stage, Victoria Park
Canada Day Concert

Kincardine Community Singers

Albannach

Madison Violet

Ashley MacIsaac

Arvel Bird

Mudmen

Bessie and the Zinc Buckets

Concert will pause for Canada Day Fireworks over the Harbour - visible from the park - and resume after they are over.

Note: Municipal Alcohol ByLaws require that all must be 19 years of age or over to be in the park after 9:00 pm

 


Saturday

8:00 AM-Victoria Park and Surrounding areas
Solo Piping Competition

8:30 AM-Kincardine United Church
Piobaireachd Competition

8:30 AM-4:30 PM-Dance Stage, Victoria Park
Highland Dance Competition

9:00 AM-4:30 PM-Victoria Park
Clan Avenue

9:00 AM-4:00 PM-Kincardine United Church
Tea Room

9:00 AM-4:30 PM-Robinson Park, Russell Street
Heavy Events Competition

Traditional Highland Sports - Caber tossing, Stone Throwing, etc.


10:00 AM-4:00 PM-Victoria Park
Children's Activities with Andrea Zimmer

Crafts and Games for all ages including Scottish Thistle Pompoms, Water Horse on a Stick, Bear Claw Necklace & Toss the Haggis


11:00 AM-2:00 PM-Knox Presbyterian Church
Pulled Pork on a Bun and Bake Sale

11:00 AM-2:00 AM-Victoria Park
Pub Tent

11:00 AM-11:45 PM-Queen Street
Parade of Clans

Featuring Grand Marshall Duncan Hawthorne,  Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, Heavy Athletes, Visiting and Local Clans, follwed by a March past of Competing Pipe Bands. Hosted by Grand Chieftain Andy McBride


11:00 AM-2:00 PM-Knox Presbyterian Church, Princes St.
Pulled Pork on a Bun

12:00 PM-5:00 PM-Pipe Band Circle, Victoria Park
Pipe Band Competition

Grades 5 to 1


5:30 PM-6:00 PM-Corner of Russell and Princes
Award Ceremonies - Massed Band

Awards presented for Grades 1 through 5 of the Pipe Band Competition, followed by the massed band.


7:30 PM-8:00 PM-Main Stage, Victoria Park
Evening Pre- Concert begins

Albannach

Thogs


7:30 PM-7:30 PM-Victoria park
Saturday Daytime Pass Expires

Saturday Daytime Pass Holders must leave the park by 7:30 pm


8:00 PM-9:00 PM-Queen Street
Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band Parade

March down Queen Street with the Band and return to Victoria Park for a  brief performance.


8:00 PM-2:00 AM-Victoria Park
Gates Open for Evening Pass Holders

Evening Pass Holders may enter from 8:00 pm on.

Must be 19 years of age or older.


9:15 PM-2:00 AM-Main Stage, Victoria Park
Saturday Evening Concert

Sloan will headline this concert.

Performances by Arvel Bird, Bessie and the Zinc Buckets, and the Mudmen.

NOTE: Municipal Alcohol ByLaws require that all must be 19 years or older to be in the park after 9:00 pm


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Sunday

10:30 AM-11:30 AM-Knox Presbyterian Church, Princes Street
Kirking O' the Tartan

11:00 AM-6:00 PM-Victoria Park
Sunday Family Day

11:00 AM-4:30 PM-Victoria Park
Displays and Demonstrations

Mikishan Farms -  Clydesdales

Comolea Farms-  Highland Cattle

Gaelic Society - Workshop


11:00 AM-5:00 PM-Victoria Park
Piping and Drumming 101 - with the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band

Learn about Piping and Drumming, and what it takes to be in a Pipe Band from members of Kincardine's own 108 year old Scottish Pipe Band. 


11:00 AM-4:30 PM-Victoria park
Bruce County Museum

The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre will be present and featuring crafts promoting the brand-new “Chagall for Children” feature exhibit for this summer. Experience this world class Museum & Cultural Centre where the old marries the new, and discover the stories of Bruce County from First Nations people to the newcomers; fishing and forestry, farming and furniture and marine heritage.  Rich in natural history and cultural, visitors of all ages can enjoy interactive experiences through exhibits, special events and programming


12:00 PM-6:00 PM-Victoria Park
Pub Tent opens

12:00 PM-6:00 PM-Main Stage, Victoria park
Music in the Park

Kincardine Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

Thogs

Albannach

Shane Cook and the Woodchippers

Ballaghs

Arvel Bird

Pleats

Bessie and the Zinc Buckets

Mudmen

 


1:00 PM-4:00 PM-Victoria Park
Children's Activities with Andrea Zimmer

Crafts and Games for all ages including Scottish Thistle Pompoms, Water Horse on a Stick, Bear Claw Necklace & Toss the Haggis


1:30 PM-2:00 PM-Arts Centre Theatre
Free Workshop - Everyday Gaelic Phrases

The Gaelic Society of Toronto will be here all weekend in the park, and will do a formal workshop on Sunday at 1:30.  Learn a few everyday Gaelic phrases.


2:00 PM-2:30 PM-Second Stage
Free workshop- Fiddling with Shane Cook -
2:30 PM-3:00 PM-Theatre - Arts Centre
Free Step Dance Workshop - Kyle Wayouth

Free Step Dance workshop with National Step Dance Champion Kyle Waymouth.

Is learning a few steps on your bucket list?


6:00 PM-6:30 PM-Main Stage, Victoria Park
Closing Ceremonies

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Contact

310 Durham Market North
Kincardine, ON N2Z1Z9 Phone: 519.396.9300
Fax: 519.396.6255
Email: kinscotfest@bmts.com

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