Tartan Festival – A Scottish Festival All Can Enjoy!


  • Tartan Festival – A Scottish Festival All Can Enjoy! 
  • April 1, 2023 
  • 12:00-4:00pm 
  • River Saint Joe, 15475 Walton Road, Buchanan, MI 49107 
  • CONTACT: (269) 409-8015 


Guests can go to the link to on the attached flyer to purchase a special discount event meal package of Scottish Specialties and a beverage for $20 for adults and a child’s version for $10. 


Chef Tony Houser, hailing from the Macleod Clan, is enjoying creating a unique menu of Scottish fare in addition to the regular organic menu: 

“We’ll have “Forfar Bridies”, scottish pastry with a savory filling of local organic veg and meat & veg options also “Neeps & Tatties”- A smash of local potatoes and farm fresh turnips.” 


Brandon MacClaren: Brewmaster- has a rich Scottish heritage and he is happy to share that in the beer he creates. 

“In addition to our beer & cider selection we are launching a very special beer: Scotch ale aged for a year in rum and bourbon maple syrup barrels” Brandon 


The Caledonia Kilty Pipe Band Members will be performing throughout the day. The Tune Shakers will be playing a fun mix of Celtic style music. 


Unique Scottish Highland games for adults & children 


“Everyone is part of Clan Buchanan at River Saint Joe’s Tartan Festival, no actual heritage required!” Founder/Owner Brian Dougherty 

“We have numerous Celtic connections within our River Saint Joe family, employees and friends. We love Scotland and enjoy the culture, food and traditions and would like to share them with all of you” Fran Tuite, Founder/Owner

River Saint Joe Founding Member, Ann Tuite- lived outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, in South Queen’s Ferry for many years. “We are happy to share the traditional games of Scotland, with a twist, that adults and children can participate in at the Tartan Festival” 

River Saint Joe Event Coordinator- MaryAnne McKenna Bryan’s Father was born & raised in Glasgow. “I visited Scotland with my father on a couple occasions and love the rich heritage. I am so happy to be a part of this fun event and look forward to growing it every year!” 

River Saint Joe Manager of Sustainability & Design – Josh Dickson- Has roots that go back on his fathers side including Scottish and French Huguenot elements. 

Everyone can experience the culture and richness of the Scottish Highlands in the hills of Buchanan at River Saint Joe! For more information contact: