Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve  
Sunday, September 20, 2020
4:00 - 7:00 p.m
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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
Anna Haagensen       fillerfillerfillerfiller

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!

Save The Date!
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 x16.  

PRESENTED BY

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

  REGISTER

Advance registration is open until noon, Thursday, September 26. 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. 

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!

Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve  
Sunday, September 20, 2020
4:00 - 7:00 p.m
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Thanks to everyone who made this year's Bagpipes & Bonfire a success!

To our Members, Guests, Corporate and Individual Sponsors,

Thank you for your support of the 2019 Bagpipes & Bonfire event...Lake Forest's very own modern day Woodstock! While the mud was prevalent and deep our nearly 1,600 guests enjoyed a festive evening.

Lake Forest Open Lands was honored to celebrate 33 years of leadership with Bagpipes & Bonfire visionary and Field Marshal, John Dick.

Thanks to you, we are able to further our mission devoted to the protection and stewardship of our natural landscapes, and to ensuring all generations have a meaningful, lasting connection to nature and to our land.

A special thanks to our Bagpipes & Bonfire Chairs
Kim and William Madden
    
Bagpipes & Bonfire Committee
Inge and H. William Knauz
Kitty and David Knauz
Will Madden III
Katie Madden
Julia Knauz

Field Marshal
John Dick     Spencer DePree

Presented by
Northern Trust

Gold Sponsors
Mariani Landscape
PCA
William Blair
    
Media Sponsor
Forest & Bluff
    
Lighting of the Bonfire Sponsor
The Clifton Family: Heidi Clifton, Jim Clifton, Cecily Clifton, and George Sterriker

Skydiver Sponsor
Price Insurance
    
Special Thanks to our Dedicated Volunteers
 

Please save the date for the 2020 Bagpipes & Bonfire on Sunday, September 27!

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 underwriting or joining us at one of the following sponsorship levels for Bagpipes & Bonfire and enjoy some of the benefits below. Please note that the deadline to be included on the invitation is Friday, July 26:

$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:

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