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“Whether you are new to the festival or have been coming for years, each year is a new experience in sights and sounds”.  – Angela Paylor and Carrie Dunn, Orillia Scottish Festival Co-Chairs


****CANCELLED related to weather****

Fancy a skate? 

Join us for the first Kilt Skate in conjunction with Kiltskate.com.

March 2, 11 AM – 1 PM

Lake Couchiching located at the town boat launch. 






Jan. 28, 2024


image with pictures of lightbulbs and the words Trivia Decades' Supporting Orillia Scottish Festival, everyone welcome. Jan 28, 2024 starting at 1 PM at the Orillia Legion- Bingo Hall. Teams up to 4 people and 10 dollars per person.
Trivia Decades’ supporting the Orillia Scottish Festival 2024


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Friday, July 14, 2023  

Doors 6:30 pm Event 7 pm

Location: Orillia Legion Branch #34

The 45th Orillia Scottish Festival kicks off with a Ceilidh with the Strange Potatoes. If you know you know!  Click here to get tickets now for our Friday Night July 14 Ceilidh.  This evening also features special performances by the Orillia Pipes and Drums and special guest, Jonathan Fleming. 50/50 tickets will be available. Event includes a light meal towards end of the evening. 
We are so pleased to once again be featuring beer from our friends at Quayle’s Brewery

Proudly sponsored by the Orillia Terriers Junior C Hockey Club






TARTAN DAY April 6th, 2023

Join us on Tartan Day as we return to Quayle’s Brewery

Make plans to join the Orillia Scottish Festival Committee on April 6 at Quayle’s Brewery to celebrate Tartan Day. 

The Brewery opens at Noon.

Live music from Patrick and Martin, 50/50 tickets, and more starting at 5pm.

Scottish Ale and food are available for purchase.


This is an opportunity to raise dollars to support the Orillia Scottish Festival. 


Grateful for the opportunity to celebrate with all of you and our great friends at Quayle’s Brewery.





We are having a Ceilidh!

Celebrate the return of our Annual Orillia Scottish Festival.

Make plans and get tickets early for Friday July 15, 2022 at the Orillia Legion Branch #34 as we kick off this year’s festival in a grand fashion with the band Strange Potatoes, dancing, jokes, camaraderie, and a light lunch for the evening to cap off day 1 of the Orillia Scottish Festival.

We are so pleased to once again be featuring a very special Scottish Ale from our friends at Quayle’s Brewery! We are happy to be debuting “A Hill To Die On”.  Ask for this special ale at the Legion and Beer Tent throughout the festival weekend.

Doors Open: 6:30pm

Event Start: 7pm

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image of Orillia Scottish Festival logo with image of Quayle's Brewery and the  Orillia tartan in blue, yellow, white and red. Tartan Day Fundraiser April 6th
Join us on Wed. April 6th as we head to Quayle’s Brewery to celebrate Tartan Day. This fun, Tartan Day Celebration will be held inside and outside on our large patio with live music, trivia, fire pits, and Quayle’s Blarney Stone beer!
Music by Sean Patrick throughout the evening is generously supported by the Roots North Music Festival. 
All proceeds from the night will go to support the Orillia Scottish Festival. 
$20 admission includes trivia
$25 admission includes trivia and a 10oz beer to start your night.
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