Welcome…

Tamfest returns for its seventh year in October 2021

There sat auld Nick, in shape o’beast;
A towzie tyke, black, grim and large
To gie them music was his charge

Join us in October for a month of Halloween and Heritage!
We have everything from hauntings, legends, folklore and the macabre in store for you!

Please check our social media for regular updates!


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Help to keep the stories, music and performances alive, by donating to Tamfest.

Thee Like a Herrin by Alexander Goudie

Tam o’ Shanter, A Tale Told In Pictures

We are delighted that South Ayrshire Council has allowed us to share their video of Alexander Goudie’s Tam o’ Shanter, a tale told in pictures!

Tam’s Sunday Club

Features the rich talent of Ayrshire and Scotland on the last Sunday of every month on Tamfest Facebook.


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8 hours ago

Another great prop ready to go for the Tam o' Shanter Trail of Terror! Created by the fantastic Propshak The Blue Bonnet Trails in Ayr offers you the opportunity to walk for FREE in the footsteps of Robert Burns' hero, Tam in his most epic of poems- Tam o' Shanter! October 25th-31st Explore the Trails at stage 5 to 14 and on your journey you will be accompanied by Tam o' Shanter and Halloween inspired artwork and displays along the way! And who knows... you may bump into the mysterious Towzie Tyke from the poem! Tamfest - working in partnership and sponsored by Destination South Ayrshire ... See MoreSee Less
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12 hours ago

We hope you have being enjoying the virtual performances from the Robert Burns Association of North America these last few weeks!This Sunday, we have more virtual performances from members of the Robert Burns Association of North America on Tamfest Facebook from 7.00pm!We are delighted Tamfest has a worldwide audience now. It is an honour to have RBANA part of Tamfest this year!Tamfest - working in partnership and sponsored by Destination South Ayrshire #tamfest #virtualtamfest #halloween #festival #virtual #scotland #ayr #robertburns #events #event #northamerica #poetry #poems ... See MoreSee Less
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