National Tartan Day




Popular with visitors of all ages, the 80th Embro Highland Games offers a wide variety of Scottish-entertainment options with admission pricing geared to families; adults are $ 20, youth (13-17) $ 10, and children 12 and under are admitted for free.

In addition to hearing Pipe Bands perform, watching Tug-of-War and the Ontario Heavy Event Championships, there will be over 200 Highland Dancers  competing for medals.   There is a 5 and 10 km road race and a special 2 km race for students in elementary school is being offered again this year.   If you enjoy Canadian and Celtic music, we are pleased to have Allison Lupton, Ian Bell & Dan MacDonald performing in the air-conditioned hall in the afternoon.  Other highlights, will be our annual sheep herding demonstrations and Jason Bellchamber, from London will be speaking on the meaning of Celtic rings.  The Highland Cattle display, Scottish clans & concessions and a Canada 150 historical display called “Spurtles and Sporrans, Plaidies and Pipes:  What the Scots Brought to Canada” will be popular all-day attractions.  For children, authentic children’s Scottish crafts and outdoor games are offered at no additional charge.  A hot roast beef dinner is served mid-day and the entire grounds are licensed for your enjoyment. We look forward to hosting over 3,500 spectators and competitors, on our spacious grounds, with free parking available.

Whether you are a spectator or serious competitor, you are always welcome, so please consider joining us to Celebrate Canada Day!

Site Map

Click the link below for a pdf version of our Games site layout. 

2017 Games Layout


NEW FOR 2017

Canadian Musicians – Allison Lupton, Ian Bell & Dan MacDonald entertain 2-2:45 pm and 3:15-4:15 pm

Historical Display to celebrate Canada 150 “Spurtles and Sporrans, Plaidies and Pipes:  What the Scots Brought to Canada”

Guest Speaker – Jason Bellchamber explains the Meaning of Celtic Rings 2:45-3:15 pm

CASH OR PASS admission policy.   No credit or debit services are offered, however an ATM machine is located on-site at the front entrance to the Community Centre.

Please note:

The entire Grounds are licenced by the A.G.C.O. (Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario).

   NO Outside Alcohol is permitted.

   All Bags (and vehicles) subject to search upon entry.

Games Address:

355644 35th Line,
Embro, ON
N0J 1J0