Treat yourself to a front row view of some of the most memorable events at this year’s Scottish Festival & Highland Games.

Our Wintrust Patron Tent is the place to be to see the amazing feats of Heavy Athletics competitions and the incredible Massed Bands performance!

Cheryl King, member of the Patron Tent’s 2023 Host Committee and Governor on our Chicago Scots Board of Governors, is excited to be involved in making the Patron Tent a fantastic experience.

She said “I’m delighted to help plan a great time for patrons who support our mission at Chicago Scots. To me, Scottish identity means pride and togetherness. When my mother lived at Caledonia Senior Living, I never had reason to worry. The personal care was exceptional. Caledonia Senior Living, the principle charity of Chicago Scots, is a special place of grace.”

Patron Tent

New this year, the Patron Tent will celebrate that spirit of Scottish togetherness by offering a Highland Games High Tea. The tea will include Scottish cheeses and a special shortbread by Chef Gary Maclean, National Chef of Scotland. A continental breakfast and a buffet lunch will also be served – all with a Scottish flair! Beer, wine and of course whisky are also included.

While in the tent, patrons will have the opportunity to meet and greet a few friends of Chicago Scots, from Chef Gary Maclean to some of the Dogs of Scotland’s cutest dogs!

Ultimate Whisky Masterclass

Featuring 18-year Varietals Exclusively for Patrons

Anyone who purchases a Patron’s Pass to the Games at $200 will enjoy full hospitality Friday and Saturday at the Wintrust VIP Tent.  This includes “The Ultimate Whisky Masterclass Seminar” at 4 p.m. led by Derrick Mosely, Hotaling & Co’s leading Brand Manager. The seminar will include the following 18-year varietals ranging in price from $180-$250 per bottle.  See Patron’s Passes to attend this seminar.

  • anCnoc 18 Year Old
  • Arran 18 Year Old
  • Old Pulteney 18 Year Old
  • Balblair 18 Year Old

The Wintrust Patron Tent makes a great gift! Treat yourself or someone special!

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Official Sponsor

Thank you to Wintrust Bank, the Official Sponsor of the Patron Tent at the Chicago Scots 37th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games.

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