GATHERING OF THE CLANS
August 19, 2023
The Gathering of the Clans Highland Festival is a public event hosted in Sedgewick, Alberta.
It's a day full of highland activities, such as Heavy Events, highland dancing, festival entertainers, a petting zoo, artisan and food vendors, and more. The day concludes with a Cèilidh (dance) (pronounced kay-ley) performed by the River Jack's.
Last year, we had almost 1000 people in attendance, along with 4 pipe bands, 10 craft breweries and distillers, 13 Food Vendors, plus a vendor village with over 30 booths.
This year, we look forward to even more pipe bands with the addition of a friendly competition judged on creativity and crowd participation.
Tickets on Sale Now!
Our 5th Annual Gathering of the Clans Highland Festival is set for August 19, 2023!
See our updated lineup of vendors and entertainers below and watch our Facebook Event for updates on our featured entertainment and vendors.
If you or your group would like to volunteer, sign up here! We have various types of tasks and shifts available. For non profit groups we are offering this as a fundraising opportunity. For individuals you can earn free gate admission!
General Schedule of Events
Festival Gates Open with Artisan Vendor Village, Old Time Demonstrators, Kids Zone, Clan Tents and Craft Liquor tasting.
Welcome Performance of Battle River Pipes and Drums with Visiting Pipe and Drum Bands
2 Stages of Thrilling Entertainment, Music and Dancers
Heavy Events with Local and Professional Competitors
Scottish Beasties, Big and Small, and Herding Show
Closing Mass Band and Awards for Pipe Band Contest
Happy Hour with Celtic Harp Chick and Bodhrán Drum
Ceilidh - Dance with The Riverjacks
BATTLE RIVER PIPES AND DRUMS 50/50
Take part in our 50/50 raffle to fundraise for our club and pipe band. Tickets are available on Rafflebox or in person at the Gathering. The winner will be announced at the end of the event. To see our current jackpot and buy tickets, check out our rafflebox link below!
ACCEPTING VENDOR APPLICATIONS
We are now accepting Vendor Applications!
Please note the following important highlights:
Artisan Vendors ONLY
This is an application, not a sign up form.
All vendors will be set up on pavement
Please be sure to thoroughly read the application form
Further inquiries? Please contact Karen at 780-390-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org