Miramichi Scottish Festival

August 23-25th

Friday, August 23

Miramichi Scottish Festival Tartan Candlelight Banquet
6:00pm
Riverside Entertainment Centre
Beginning at 6pm meet and greet your fellow clans members until 7pm when the candlelight banquet gets underway with the piping in and ode to the Haggis, Introductions of Clan Tartans, speeches and Grace will take place prior to the meal being served. Once the meal has finished the William Davidson Medal Presentation will take place along with the Ernst Hutchison Scholarship presentation and the passing of the Mull. Enjoy the rest of the evening with entertainment by Ben and Anita.
 

Miramichi Scottish Festival Old Fashion Family Picnic
1pm3pm
Wilson’s Point Historic Site, 8 Enclosure Rd Derby Junction

Wilson’s Point Historic Site is proud to be hosting the Miramichi Scottish Festival Old Fashion Family Picnic. Come out to where it all began and enjoy!

Wilson’s Point was popular for picnics back in the day and will return to days of old as the Miramichi Scottish Festival holds its Family Picnic on site. Pack your lunch, your picnic blanket and the kin folk and come out to the Point to celebrate your Scottish Heritage in fine fashion.

There will be old fashion kids games with prizes and bouncy castles and balloon animals for the wee folk and the Miramichi Art Corp will be on the grounds and along the trails painting some of the sights and welcome you to drop by and watch them at work and we are working on having some local quilts on display inside the little church.

Frantically Atlantic ( Don Rigley and Michelle Daigle be on hand as traveling troubadours playing some lively tunes and stirring up some dancing and for those who aren’t in the mind frame to pack a lunch, there will be a BBQ on site 1.00 hotdogs and 2.00 hamburgers, pop/water 1.00 each and we’ll have cotton candy for sale too!

Miramichi Art Corp and Quilt Show will begin at 11am for the duration of the Picnic
Frantically Atlantic, the BBQ and kids games will begin at 1pm and run until 3pm

Come join us for a fantastic family event.

Sunday, August 25

Memorial Church Service
Saint Andrew’s United Church, Wellington Street
10:00 A.M.
Kirk’n of the Tartans- Moncton Pipe and Drum will be playing at the Service.
11:00am : Laying of the Memorial Wreath at the Scottish Monument Elm Park followed by a light lunch at St Luke’s Hall.

MacDonald Farm Heritage Site
Bartibog, NB
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
FREE ADMISSION
Enjoy a great afternoon of music, heritage characters in costume as well as a Scottish Tea ( proceeds of tea will to help feed the farm animals. Horse and wagon rides, animal viewing, the farm will be open to all visitors for viewing. Entertainment will be provided by the Moncton Pipes & Drums, Highland Dancers and the Lumber Jills. Genealogy booths and product booths will be on site and we expect a visit from some very famous Miramichiers.
Bring your lawn chair. There will be tents set up for seating as well.

On June 13, 1842, the Scots of the Miramichi were approved to establish a Highland Society at Miramichi. The first President was James Gilmour, business partner of Alexander Rankin of Rankin & Gilmour Co., who came to the Miramichi in 1812. They and other local Scots were the driving force behind the move to create the Society with the goal to promote the education, culture and general welfare of the local Scottish community. The first Scottish settlers came to Miramichi 1765 – 1766 under the leadership of William Davidson of Fochabers, Scotland.