Beer must be purchased and consumed on-site. Liquor control laws prohibit alcoholic beverages from being brought in from outside. Participants of the Scottish Festival & Highland Games (i.e., Heavy Athletics, Rugby, Soccer, etc.) may bring in coolers with non-alcoholic beverages. Coolers will be inspected by security at all gates and outside liquor will be disposed of. Those 21 and over must show ID and obtain a wristband in order to purchase liquor.

Outside canopy and/or tents:

Festival attendees are not permitted to bring in any outside canopies or tents. For an additional fee festival attendees can reserve space near the Heavy Athletics field that will allow them to set-up (1) canopy or (1) tent per space. For additional details please email: info@chicagoscots.org


No outside food is allowed on festival grounds


Paramedics are on-site

lost & found:

Report and/or retrieve lost children and items at the CHICAGO SCOTS/Information Tent


Must be leashed. Please curb your animals and kindly clean up after them


The Festival will proceed rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Festival would only be cancelled due to life-threatening weather such as a tornado. In case of lighting, please return to your car or sheltered areas. DO NOT shelter under tents unless they are clearly signposted as grounded.