About

Tamfest is Ayrshire’s premiere family Halloween festival. Rooted in heritage and inspired by the apocryphal Tam o’ Shanter poem by Robert Burns, Tamfest is a festival unlike any other!

Since 2015 Tamfest has grown into an enchanting experience for the entire family. Each year a line from the epic poem is chosen as the subtheme to keep the festival fresh and offer new insight into the characters and explore the story of the Tam o’ Shanter. With Tamfest 2019 we will be celebrating our fifth anniversary, it  will be our biggest year yet for the festival and we have chosen the bewitching Cutty Sark as our theme. The infamous dancing witch will be at the centre of the festival this year!

Tamfest is Ayr’s spooktacular Halloween celebration with a Tam o’ Shanter twist. So join ghosts, ghouls and goblins in the town centre for a frighteningly good day out!

Photo by Bat An Eye Productions