Sheep Herding - Mayor's Haggis Hurl - Opening Ceremonies - Scottish Tea Room & Art Exhibition

Sheep Herding Demonstrations

Watch as a seasoned sheep herder Viki Kidd works closely with her talented border collies to rally a herd of sheep into one pen. Viki has travelled across Ontario showcasing her eye-catching skills and will be performing throughout the day. Be sure to stop by to catch one of her demonstrations at 10am, 1pm and 3pm!

Mayors Haggis Hurl

According to Wikipedia, Haggis Hurling is a Scottish sport involving the hurling of a haggis as far as possible for distance and accuracy from atop a platform (usually a whisky barrel). The haggis must be edible after landing. 
At the Kingsville-Essex Highland Games we forego the platform and, although our haggis is lovingly home-made by one of our awesome volunteers, no eating is required. 
Join us as these mayors from the Windsor Essex region compete for the bragging rights of Chief Haggis Hurler. 



Opening Ceremonies & Massed Bands


Join us at noon as Emcee Jim Crichton of CTV News fame welcomes one and all to the Official Opening of the
2024 Kingsville-Essex Highland Games.                           



                Councilor Sheri Lowrie will acknowledge the Land these Games are held on.

Windsor-Essex's own Sun Parlour Pipes & Drums will be on hand to lead the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 188 Colour Guard
onto the field followed by the attending Clans & Heritage Participants.

The National Anthems of Canada, the United States of America and Scotland will be sung by Kendall Ackland. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Kendall majors in Music Theatre at Sheridan College where she is preparing for her 4th year of studies.
Kendall is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer and choreographer.


Local MP Chris Lewis will bring greetings from the Canadian government and MPP Anthony Leardi will welcome all on behalf of the Ontario Government. Anthony will also be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. The 2024  Kingsville-Essex Highland Games is a grateful recipient of funding from this amazing programme this year. 

And to top everything off, the Drum Major will call the pipers and drummers gathered here to FORWARD MARCH!
An amazing spectacle of pomp and pageantry will follow.

The ceremony will conclude with an official declaration that the Games should begin by 
Mayor Sherry Bondy of Essex and Mayor Dennis Rogers of Kingsville.


Scottish Tea Room & Art Exhibition


Join us for a spot of tea and listen to some Cape Breton music from Parker Oullette. A great place to unwind in air-conditioned comfort and rest those tired feet after enjoying the festivities around the Highland Games site. The Scottish Tea Room is located inside the main Museum building and will be serving 11am to 3pm. Members of the Arts Society of Kingsville will also be on hand in the Museum sharing their skills and selling their wares from 9am until closing. 

Parker Ouellette lives in Windsor but has roots in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He played at the Kingsville Highland Games in 2019 and will be playing for everyone in the Scottish Tea Room this year. Parker takes his influence from Eastern Canadian Folk, American Folk and Country Music.