Robbie Burns celebrations at the Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market

The Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market kicks off 2018 by welcoming the Dalkeith Historical Society on Saturday, January 13, in a celebration of Robbie Burns, widely regarded as the National Poet of Scotland and celebrated worldwide.

Along with a Robbie Burns display table, the Dalkeith Historical Society will have a Glengarry style Scottish bake table, Scottish soup corner, local sunflower seeds for bird feeding – the 50lb/22.5Kg bags are $25 each and can be reserved in advance; call Frances at 613-874-2514 – and more! Also, visitors will be able to “toss the haggis”, a fun game with prizes for the young and the young at heart!

Not to be missed is “Piping in the Haggis” with Frances Fraser at 11:00 a.m. followed by an “Address to the Haggis” by Art Buckland. Festivities start at 9:00 a.m. at the Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market. A touch of tartan is encouraged!

Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market, 5814 Hwy 34, inside the Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute. For more information, visit or find the Market on Facebook for updates to this event.

The Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market is a non-profit organization bringing local farmers, processors and crafters and consumers together Saturdays, year-round, from 9am – 1pm.

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