Saturday, September 19 
THE PIPES ARE CALLING...

4:30-6:00 p.m. | Patron, Order of the Tartans and Grand Tartans ​
Hear the pipers, have a dram and pick up your dinner at Mellody Farm to enjoy the Bagpipes & Bonfire spirit at home.
Mellody Farm Nature Preserve

6:30 p.m. | The Pipes are Calling...
Stay tuned for all of the details to participate and enjoy the majesty of the pipers and the Bagpipes & Bonfire spirit at home!

Bagpipes & Bonfire is Lake Forest Open Lands’ traditional autumn celebration of our community and its beautiful open spaces. It is also the primary fundraiser for Lake Forest Open Lands and the proceeds support our important conservation mission and work. 

Our beautiful nature preserves have remained open to all these past few months and the support of the community is more important than ever to continue to maintain them. Therefore, we are committed to keep the LFOLA fire burning again this fall in the hearts of our community if not in person!

In response to our changing times, we are not able to host the traditional picnic on the Middlefork Farm field this year. To raise awareness of Lake Forest Open Lands and this event, we hope to keep our tradition strong and make this community spirit available to as many people as possible while engaging the community responsibly.

We plan to have pipers play Amazing Grace simultaneously at various locations throughout Lake Forest on Saturday evening at sunset creating a magical, mystical moment to bring our community together in a time when we need this camaraderie. We will notify community members as to the locations of the pipers so they can walk out the door of their homes to participate and enjoy the majesty of the moment. We hope you will bring this spirit home with you that evening and throughout the year as you create your own memories in Lake Forest Open Lands’ nature preserves.

Despite all in 2020, the pipers will march, the sun will set and the bonfire will be lit, albeit remotely. We hope you can join in!

Stay tuned for our
Bagpipes & Bonfire live auction!

We hope you will consider supporting and joining us this year on Saturday, September 19 at one of the patron levels detailed below:

· Be greeted by pipers as you pick up 4 Scottish-themed dinners and dessert at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve. A dram of whiskey included with your adult dinners.
· A Scotch tasting to enjoy a dram while you pick up your dinner.
· A professional family photo taken at the preserve.
· Patron listing in the Bagpipes & Bonfire program, at lfola.org and in a Forest & Bluff post-event ad.

· Be greeted by pipers as you pick up 6 Scottish-themed dinners, a bottle of single malt Scotch whisky and dessert at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve.
· A Scotch tasting to enjoy a dram while you pick up your dinner.
· A professional family photo taken at the preserve.
· Order of the Tartan listing in the Bagpipes & Bonfire program, at lfola.org and in a Forest & Bluff post-event ad.

· 8 Scottish-themed dinners, a bottle of single malt Scotch whisky, dessert and a seasonal floral arrangement, all delivered to your home on Saturday evening by a bagpiper and LFOLA Board or staff member between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
· A bagpiper will play the ceremonial Amazing Grace and several popular Scottish tunes at your home.
· Grand Tartan listing in the Bagpipes & Bonfire program, at lfola.org and in a Forest & Bluff post-event ad.

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