We invite you to join us at
Sunday, September 25, 2022 

Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve
4:00-7:00 p.m.

Rain or shine ~ Tartans optional

Sunday, September 24, 2023 

Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve
4:00-7:00 p.m.

Patrons, Order of the Tartans and Grand Tartans (Reservations taken through Friday, September 9)
We hope you will consider supporting and joining us this year at one of our patron levels and enjoy a festive picnic dinner provided by LFOLA. Reservations and benefits are in detail below.

General Admission Reservations available on August 1

General Admission Reservations (Reservations available through Wednesday, September 21)
Our general admission guests will have a Ravinia-style picnic and bring their own food, refreshments, chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities on the field. We'll bring the bagpipes and bonfire! 

Members: $50/adult, $25/child ages 6-17, 5 & under free
Non-members and Day of walk-in: $75/adult, $35/child ages 6-17, 5 & under free

Celebrate this fall tradition with games, activities and entertainment for all ages! Enjoy a complimentary donut from Firecakes Donuts' own Billy the Truck. Feel the warmth of the community bonfire and gather to watch Highland games and the procession of the marching pipers on the field!

Please join us as an Order of the Tartan or Patron and enjoy a gourmet picnic dinner provided by LFOLA. Or pack a BYO dinner and refreshments and be a part of the community picnic.

Proceeds from Bagpipes & Bonfire support LFOLA’s mission to connect all to nature through outreach and land stewardship.

Thank you for joining LFOLA for a beautiful evening on the prairie. This event annually brings our community together in celebration of the fall season and our love for the land! The Highland games were played with impressive athleticism and the Highland dancers jigged with abundant joy. The sky divers dropped in as a jaw dropping surprise, the pipers played their haunting melodies and the bonfire blazed as the sun set. 

We hope you'll join us next fall for this not-to-be-missed celebration supporting the work we do at Lake Forest Open Lands for our conservation community!

Proceeds from Bagpipes & Bonfire support LFOLA’s mission to connect all to nature through outreach and land stewardship.

We are no longer offering online reservations to the event. Please note, that we are taking Day of event walk-in: $75/adult, $35/child ages 6-17, 5 & under free.

Bring a little LFOLA home to you. Visit our Bagpipes & Bonfire live auction!

PURCHASE NOW! Bagpipes & Bonfire Gift and other Underwriting Opportunities

Please email events@lfola.org or call 847.234.3880 x17 for further information or for sponsorship opportunities.

Please note that general admission has changed to a Ravinia-style picnic on the field. Bring your own food, refreshments, chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities. If you'd prefer to pick up a picnic dinner on your way to the field "think locally"

We hope you will consider supporting and joining us this year at a patron level as detailed below (Reservations taken through Friday, September 9):

• Bring your own chairs and blankets and enjoy 4 gourmet picnic dinners and a bottle of wine;
• You are welcome to bring your own refreshments;
• 1 preferred parking pass;
• Up to 4 additional tickets available at a discounted price;
• Professional family photo taken at the event;
• Patron listing in the event program and on our website.

• All of the above plus; access to a reserved special tented seating area with a signature full bar;
• 6 gourmet picnic dinners;
• Up to 6 additional tickets available at a discounted price.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Please email events@lfola.org or call 847.234.3880 x17 for availability.

• All of the above plus; individual reserved tented seating area with an exclusive Scotch tasting bar;
• A Grand Tartan bar to enjoy the drinks of your choice; 
8 gourmet dinners delivered to your tent in a picnic basket;
1 additional preferred parking pass (for a total of 2);
• Up to 8 additional dinners available for purchase per tent at a discounted price.

- Presented by -

- Thanks to all of our corporate partners and sponsors -



- Media Sponsor, JWC Media -

Entertainment Sponsors
Brad and Jennifer Adams
Chris and Cathie Carolin
Michele Curley and August Hoffmann

Katie and Matt Frekko
Mark and Susan Goodman
Lake Forest Montessori

Paula and Jim Preschlack
Elizabeth and Shelby Pruett
Judith and Bruce Reid

Grand Tartans ($8,000+)
Anne and Stephen Bent
Court and Kristin Carruthers
The Claeys Family
Sue Dixon†
Connie and Tom Duckworth
Stephanie and John Harris
The Genevieve Hillis and Brian Kocinski Family
The Hunter Family
Ann and Greg Jones

Jamee and Michael Kane
Knauz Auto Group
Lake Forest Country Day School
John and Paula Lillard
Charlie Mills
Diana and David Moore
The Paul Moore Family
Susan and Bob Morrison

The Nagel Family
Negaunee Foundation
Northern Trust
Packaging Corporation of America
Brett and Shelley Paschke
Elizabeth and Shelby Pruett
Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Rogers
Robin and Sandy Stuart

Order of the Tartans ($1,750+)
Charlotte and Mark Ahern
Steve and Mary Baer
George Baldwin III
Jean Bauman
Joan Boughton and Henry Kleeman
Susan Bouma
Calvine and Charlie Bowen
Dennis and Maureen Brown
George and Alexandra Covington
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Crawford Jr.
Joan, Spencer and Phoebe DePree
DiVinci Painters Inc.

Ron and Nancy Fletcher
Alice and Ren Goltra
The Goltra Family
Mary and Mark Hoffman
Anne Hunting
Ned and Lynn Jessen
Rob and Karla Johnson
The Robert Knight Family
The Lerner Family
Jessica Adele Madsen
The McMahon Family 
CJ and Heather Oates

Mary and Robert Pasquesi
Robin and Timm Reynolds
The Rother Family
The Rubinstein and Thuente Families
Melanie and Mike Rummel
The Sanderson Family
Scotty Searle
Tom and Lucinda Sheffield
Linda Shields
Alex and April Tompsidis
David and Pamela Waud

Patrons ($800+)
Brayton and Pim Alley
Caroline and John Ballantine 
Kevin and Liz Berrill
Sarah Blumenstein
Jackson Brown
Ray and Nancy Buschmann
Pete and Elyse Butler
Lynn and Patrick Canning
Joshua Clifford
Jim and Heidi Clifton
Kelly and Justin Cohen
The Joseph and Katy Collins Family
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Conolly
Nicole and Michael Curcio
The Dailey Family
John and Jill Danaher

Sylvia and Toby Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Donnelley
John and Sheila Foran
Daniel and Gina Frank 
The Gedge Family
Otto and Gay Georgi
John and Gillian Growdon
Gay Grumhaus 
The Keck Family
Thomas Keim
Margaret and Jonathan Kelley
Rob and Kitty Lansing
Tracy Lee
Barbara and Larry Leffingwell
Duncan and Brooke MacLean
The Magliochetti Family
Senator Julie Morrison

Lord Riley & Lord Houdini Paldrmic
The Pannier Family 
Marc Phillips
Lt. Col. Morgan and Dr. Sherryanne Porter
Jim and Paula Preschlack
Judith and Bruce Reid
Katie and Michael Salgat
The Santi & Laabs Families
Debbie and Mark Saran
John and Susan Sentell
Adrian and Nancy Smith
Michelle and Chris Taubensee
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance
Florence Wheeler
Julia and Casey Wold
Tricia and Dick Wood
Marie and Andrew Woods

Special Thanks
Brad Adams
Charlotte Ahern
All Saints Chicago
Associate Board of Lake Forest Open Lands
Prue and Frank Beidler
Kara Bolton
Robert Boyle
Lisa Carlson
Chef Paul Catering
City of Lake Forest
Pierce Clair
Peter Clemens
Alex and Scott Close
Nicole Curcio
Spencer DePree
Didier Farms
Madison Engel
Melody and Shahab Fatheazam
Marshall Field
Jon Flusser

Katie and Matt Frekko
Susan and Scott Garrett
Toby Georgi
The Glattly Family
The Gorter Family
Chris Gould
Julie and Henry Greene
Charlie Hoffmann
Jennifer Karras Photography
John and Karen Krehbiel
Marcy and Stew Kerr
Derek Leggitt
Steve Lenz
Jill London
Matt Lunn
Mariani Landscape
Dr. Mark Mass
Eleanor Meeks
Montessori School of Lake Forest 
Kari Myers

Suzanne Myers
Oakwood Cleaners
Onwentsia Club
Honor Pickus
Sara and Louis Pickus
Maryann Pope
Shelby and Elizabeth Pruett
Samantha’s Event Linens
Cory Sexson
Barb and Pat Storey
T.C. Furlong
Trickster Cultural Center
Carrie Van Eyck
Zain Walton
Bob and Roberta Washlow
Barbara and Alain Wood-Prince
Marie Woods