The 2020 Festival of the Tartans preparations are in full swing! Check back soon for more information. 

Wednesday, July 15th - Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Come and celebrate with us!

The Festival of the Tartans is celebrated every year with a five-day program that is sure to bring out the Scot in everyone, even those without Scottish roots! The Festival of the Tartans celebrates traditional Scottish culture brought to this area by Scottish immigrants more than two centuries ago. There are events for all ages including a Kilted Golf Tournament, massed pipe bands, Highland Dancing competitions, Scottish Heavy Weight Events, Clan Tents & Genealogy, a bagpipe quartet competition, and other outdoor entertainment. Also plan to attend our Official Launch on the riverfront, the antique car show in downtown New Glasgow and the popular fiddle Concert on Thursday evening. Tap your toes and clap your hands to the live Celtic music, and experience the historic Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Ceremony at the closing. We hope you will join us from July 17 - 21 for this exciting celebration of Scottish culture!

Sponsor the Open Bagpipe Quartet Competition

Sponsor the Heavy Weight Competitions

Sponsor a Mass Pipe and Drum Band

Sponsor The Clans

The Kinsmen Club

R H Porter Funeral Homes Ltd.

Pictou County Excavators Ltd

MacDonald and Murphy

TRA Cash & Carry Stellarton

LSNG Enterprises (McDonald's)



Tim Hortons

Verhagen Demolition Ltd.