Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve  
Sunday, September 29, 2019
4:00 - 7:00 p.m
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Highlights Video  

Thanks to everyone who made this year's Bagpipes & Bonfire a success!

To our members, guests, corporate and individual sponsors,
1,700 attendees, and volunteers, we are humbled by your support!

The brief ‘Scottish Mist’ didn’t dampen the mood and it was followed by
an eventful day including Highlander compettions, sheep hearding, and of course
the marching pipe bands leading up to the lighting of the bonfire.

A special thanks to our Bagpipes & Bonfire Chairs
Marth and Howard Simpson
    
Bagpipes & Bonfire Committee
Linda Leffingwell      Jennifer Leuders
Larry Leffingwell      Meghan Murphy
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Field Marshal
John Dick

Presenting Sponsor
Northern Trust

    Silver Corporate Sponsors
Mariani Landscape
PCA
William Blair
    
Media Sponsor
Forest & Bluff
    
Lighting of the Bonfire Sponsor
Westmeyer Family

Skydiver Sponsor
Coldwell Banker
    
Special Thanks to our Dedicated Volunteers
 

Please save the date for the 2019 Bagpipes & Bonfire on Sunday, September 29!

Join us for Bagpipes & Bonfire on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Bring the whole family for an evening of games, fun, Scottish entertainment, picnic feast, wine, beer & spirits at the beautiful Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve. The evening culminates with the landing of kilted sky divers, a dramatic bagpipes procession and the lighting of the bonfire. For questions about the event please email or call 847.234.3880 x17.  

PRESENTED BY

GOLD SPONSORS
MEDIA SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR SKYDIVER SPONSOR,
COLDWELL BANKER~LAKE FOREST

 

  REGISTER

Advance registration is open until midnight, Thursday, September 27. Day of event prices are $175/adult, $50/child (ages 4-20), 3 and under are free.

Rain or shine

Reservations for Bagpipes & Bonfire are held at the gate under your last name. No hard copy tickets will be issued. (Please note, no refunds will be given for this event).
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Scroll down for information on joining us as a Patron, Order of the Tartan or Grand Tartan. General ticket reservations will be available in mid-August. 

General admission parking is at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, 660 North Westmoreland Road, with shuttles to and from the event site.

Reservations for Bagpipes & Bonfire are held at the gate under your last name. No hard copy tickets will be issued.

Look for your invitation in the mail in August! Tickets will be available to purchase in mid-August.

Day-of-event pricing: $175/adult, $50/child (ages 4-20), 3 and under are free.

Rain or shine

General admission parking is at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, 660 North Westmoreland Road, with shuttles to and from the event site.

Reservations for Bagpipes & Bonfire are held at the gate under your last name. No hard copy tickets will be issued. (Please note, no refunds will be given for this event).

Thank you for making Bagpipes & Bonfire another successful event!

General Admission reservations will be available in mid-August:

MEMBER TICKETS: $100/adult, $35/child (ages 4-20), 3 and under are free (through September 21)
NON-MEMBER TICKETS AND DAY OF EVENT: $175/adult, $50/child (ages 4-20), 3 and under are free 


Join today for members only discounted tickets!
 
Please consider joining us at one of the following sponsorship levels for Bagpipes & Bonfire and enjoy some of the benefits below:

$750 Patron benefits: 

  • Four tickets to the event;
  • Patron listing in the Bagpipes & Bonfire invitation;
  • One valet parking pass ON SITE (all general admission guest must take a shuttle from an off-site location) with special entrance and patron bar;
  • ​Family photo taken at the event.

$1,650 Order of the Tartan benefits:

  • All of the above plus;
  • Order of the Tartan listing in the Bagpipes & Bonfire invitation;
  • Two additional tickets to the event for a total of 6 tickets;
  • Special Order of the Tartan Hospitality Tent, (close to parade ground) including special buffet and full bar.

$7,500 Grand Tartan: