Miramichi Scottish Festival

Miramichi Scottish Festival 2023

August 18-20, 2023



Friday, August 18

Miramichi Scottish Festival Tartan Candlelight Banquet
Miramichi Golf and Country Club, Bushville
Beginning at 630pm meet and greet your fellow clan 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.

Saturday, August 19

Old Fashioned Family Picnic
Wilson's Point Historic Site, Derby Junction

Wilson's Point Historic Site is proud to be hosting the Miramichi Scottish Festival Old Fashioned Family Picnic once again this year. Come out to where it all began and enjoy!

Come join us for this fantastic family event!

Sunday, August 20

Memorial Church Service
Saint Andrew's United Church, Wellington Street
11:00 A.M.
Kirk'n of the Tartans- Moncton Pipe and Drum will be playing at the Service.
12:00am : Laying of the Memorial Wreath at the Scottish Monument Elm Park.

MacDonald Farm Heritage Site
Bartibog, NB
1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Opening Ceremonies will begin at 1pm 

Spend the afternoon on the grounds of the gorgeous historical MacDonald Farm. Catch a ride on the horse and wagon, check out the animals and take of tour of the big, beautiful stone farmhouse where costumed guides will answer any questions you may have then sit under the big tent along side the beautiful Miramichi river and be entertained. by fiddlers, highland dancers and the pipes and drums. There will be a chance to speak with legendary historical characters as well.

Once again, our popular Scottish Tea will be served under its own tent with tickets being sold in advance. The MacDonald Farm staff will have a BBQ set up for those not enjoying the tea, so don't miss your chance of experiencing a Haggis Sausage.

Bring your own lawn chair as seating under the big tent is limited. It’s always a beautiful day at the Farm don’t miss out!

Historical Tidbit

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.