Cost: Entry into the festival is $10.00 per adult, $5.00 for children aged 6-12, ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge.
Directions: From Shreveport (about 40 minutes) Driving on I-20 East, take Exit 49 (Minden/Dubberly). Turn north (left) as you come off the exit onto LA Hwy 531. Travel 3 miles. At the intersection of Hwy 531 and 79 (at Wal-Mart) turn right onto Hwy 79 keeping to the left lane. Continue down Hwy 79 for approximately 2 miles then turn right onto Louisiana 518 (you will see a festival sign). The festival will be on your right about 1/8 mile down this road.GPS or NAV input: 224 Louisiana 518.
Pets: Pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash.
Coolers: Coolers are allowed; however we ask that you support our vendors, as they support our festival.
Seating: Limited seating is available, it is suggested that you bring along lawn chairs and/or blankets to ensure that you have a place to sit and enjoy the festivities.
Parking: The fesival is situated on a working farm with rough terrain, and parking is not always close in proximity to the entrance gate. Patrons should take this into consideration when planning to attend.
Attire: Should you wear a kilt? Absolutely! All Scottish, Irish, Welsh or other Celtic attire is encouraged!
What is Tartan and why is there a Tartan Day? Tartan is another name for the woven cloth of plaid associated with a particular Scottish Clan. April 6 each year is Tartan Day,a commemoration of the date when the Scottish Nobles appended their seals to a letter to Pope John XXII at Arbroath Abbey requesting that he recognise Scottish Independence.
What is a "coo" and what is a "coo" burger? "Coo" is the word for "cow" in Scots dialect. "Coo Burgers" here at our festival refers to a hamburger made of Scottish Highland Beef from the herd which you will see when you attend Scottish Tartan Festival. The meat is very low in cholesterol and fat, and high in protein and tastes delicious!
Do I have any Scottish or Celtic ancestors in my family? If your family is from any of the southern states, the answer is most likely YES! If you are curious about your family name and if it is associated with a Scottish Clan, or other Celtic origin, come visit our Society tent where the ladies will help you find the answers to your questions.
Are there other festivals like this one that I might enjoy? There are many festivals in our area which you might enjoy attending: The Texas Scottish Festival in Decatur, TX May 1-3 2020; The Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival at Kiroli Park, West Monroe, LA on the first Saturday in October and CelticFest Mississippi held in Jackson, MS March 21, 2020.
How Can I Support this festival and help it continue? You can support the Scottish Tartan Festival by becoming a member of the Scottish Society of the Louisiana Highlands. The festival is sponosored and produced by this small group of individuals who meet on a monthly basis in Shreveport. To become a member and get involved, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (318)393-2693.