Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s 33rd Annual

Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival

August 19th 10:00 am – 8:30 pm

August 20th 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

$13 Adults, $11 Military & Seniors, $10 Members, Children 12 and under FREE


Click here to download the official 33rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival Entertainment Schedule.

Click here to download the Festival grounds map.


Please note, pets are not permitted. 

The 33rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival is rain or shine! Parking is free and plentiful. Western New York is experiencing one of the wettest summers on record. However, we have taken every effort to maintain the accessibility of our grounds. 


Buffalo Heavies Highland Games (10:00am- 4:30pm each day)

Open Stone Put

Braemar Stone

Heavy Weight for Distance

Light Weight for Distance

Heavy Hammer Throw

Light Hammer Throw

Caber Toss

Sheaf Toss

Weight over bar or Weight for Height

Clans Attending

Clan Baird

Clan Claus Society

Clan Cumming

Clan Douglas

Clan Ferguson

Clan Forsyth

Clan Gunn

Clan Henderson

Clan McDougall

Clan Turnbull

Clan MacLeod

Clan Donald

Scottish Heritage Society of the Rochester Area


Red Hot Celtic Night (August 19th, beginning at 6:00pm)

World Champion Scottish Fiddler Mari Black

World Champion Scottish Piper Craig Munro of the Red Hot Chili Pipers

Award Winning Guitarist Bill Craig of the Irish Rovers


Celtic Bands (August 19th & 20th)
Penny Whiskey
Step in Time / Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band
Tom Keefer & The Celtic Cross
Rush the Growler
Mary Lester


Pipe Bands (August 19th & 20th)
Celtic Spirit
Gordon Highlanders
Buffalo Bagpipe Band Club
Mackenzie Highlanders
96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums
Feadán Òr Pipe Band
LBS Highlanders
Caledonian Pipe Band (Competition only)
Erie County Sheriff Pipes and Drums (Sunday Mass Band only)


New Piping and Drum Solo and Band Competition (August 19th ONLY)

Solo Competition – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Band Competition – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Band Draw:
  • 1st- Gordon Highlanders
  • 2nd- Feadan Or Pipe Band
  • 3rd-Caledonian Pipe Band

To register, please download the competition registration form here.


Food & Beverage 

Banchetti by Rizzo’s

Fowler’s Fish and Chips

Jack’s Delicious Fries

Johny’s Fried Dough

New York Beer Project

Outback Kettle Corn

Schulze Winery

Sweet Melody’s

The Scottish Cottage


Living History (10:00am- 5:00pm each day)

Victorian Dancers (3:30 pm on August 19)

Weavers Guild

Quilters Guild

Lace Guild

Woodwrights Guild


11 Historic Buildings

Musical Workshops

Bagpipe Workshop by World Champion Piper Craig Munro of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers (Sunday, August 20th, 1:45 – 3:15 pm)

Fiddle Workshop by World Class Fiddler Mari Black (Saturday, August 19th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm)

Guitar Workshop by Will MacMorran (Saturday, August 19th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm)

Scottish Sgoil

Address to Haggis (2:00pm each day)

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Schiehallion Highland Dancers

The Dog and Ewe Sheepherding (10:00am- 5:00pm each day)


Applewood- Hollow
The UK Market
Scottish Gourmet USA
Classic Irish Imports
Eirie’s Irish Gifts
Green Dragon, Artist
Henderson Arms
Lord of the Seas
Maillecontent Faries
McNerney’s Irish Imports
Peek Leaf Tea
St. Kilda USA
The Celtic Cottage
The Larkin Tea Co.


The Official Hotel for the 33rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival is Hyatt Place Buffalo/ Amherst, located at 5020 Main St. Amherst, NY 14226. To book and receive a special rate click here.


If you are interested in advertising in our Scottish Festival Program, please fill out the program ad sales form and mail to 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 or email development@bnhv.org.

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor of Scottish Festival, please fill out the sponsorship form and mail to 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY 14228 or email development@bnhv.org.


Thank You to Our Scottish Festival Patrons:

Angus MacLeod
Dolores Attea Sapienza
James & Maxine Nesper
Jan Reilly
Mabe Sorensen
Marilyn Ciancio
Albert Wright III
Robert Moses
Roberta and Michael Cap
Manzella Marketing
Sarah Anderson
Sharon Jurewicz
Virginia Coon
Dr. Louis and Mary MacLeod Antonucci 

To become a patron of the 33rd Annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival,

please click here.