Northumberland Scottish Festival & Highland Games – Volunteers Needed

“Port Hope Agricultural Park – June 14th & 15th, 2024”

Volunteers are needed! The Cobourg Highland Games Society is looking for volunteers to help plan and organize its 60th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games in June 2024. This two day event has grown significantly through the years and our current membership needs additional support.

The Society is made up of local volunteers with a variety of interests, backgrounds and talents. We are seeking volunteers to fill some key roles for the coming years in order to help ensure this event carries on and secure its success.

We meet once a month from September through June. Additionally, volunteers are needed on the days of the Festival to assist with setup and various on-site activities. Previous experience helping with other events and organizations in the community is an asset however enthusiasm and dedication are the most important qualities.

If you’re interested in volunteering for a committee position or have a few hours to spare to help during the Festival, please contact us at or fill out the form below.

Volunteers Needed

History of the Cobourg Highland Game (Part One)

(now the Northumberland Scottish Festival and Highland Games)


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Our Founder, Davey Carr on the right

Since the earliest days of its settlement, the lands within and around Cobourg, and indeed across the nation itself, have been home to courageous Scots Exiles seeking their fortunes in the New World. From early explorers, soldiers and settlers, to politicians, ministers and men of business, the steady hand of the Scots can more clearly be seen in Canada than in any other country on earth outside of Scotland itself.

And wherever they went, they took their love of music and dance, drink and battle tests with them…and called it The Highland Games.