Frequently Asked Questions


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Do I have to wear a mask?

As of this moment, we are still in Stage 3 of the Covid rules, which means, as we are classed as an event, masks must be worn, and Social Distancing adhered to.

When sitting and eating or drinking, obviously, you cannot wear a mask.

We will have Bleachers there, and again, you and your family should keep the 6 feet Social distance from your neighbours.

Hopefully, we will be out of Stage 3, by the time the Games take place, and all this is not necessary.

Do you allow on site camping?

No. The Town of Cobourg does not allow any form of camping in Victoria Park. There is a campsite situated right next to Victoria Park. This site fills up fast, especially for the Highland Games. You can contact the campsite here 

How much does it cost, and do you have discounts?

Please click here for complete information

Where do I park and is it free?


There is no free parking adjacent to the park, but close to the park on side streets, you may park for free

We hope to, once again, have the use of Donegan Park for free parking

Please click here for more information

Do you have Handicap accessibility?

Please click here for more handicap parking information

We do not have on-site wheel-chairs, canes or any other personal needs, so please bring your own 

Only single use wheel-chairs or handicap scooters allowed, but, sorry, no bicycles, skateboards, hoverboards, etc.

What Accommodation is available?

Is there an ATM available?

There will be 2 ATMs beside the Bandshell

Can I leave and re-enter the park later?

If you wish to leave, and return later, you can show the gates people your ticket stub when you return. This stub also allows you free access to the Saturday night Ceilidh.

What are we allowed to bring with us?

Lawn chairs, umbrellas, parasols

Dogs on a short leash.  Poop and scoop by-laws must be obeyed. Dogs are not allowed on beach or in water

What is not allowed in the park

Smoking & Vaping

Outside Alcohol

Alcohol must be consumed in designated area

Outside food and drink

Coolers and baskets. The exception to this will be families with infants. Coolers and baskets will be subject to search by our security/gate personnel.

Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, hoverboards

Peddling or soliciting


Anyone caught with any of the above items, may be asked to leave the park, without a refund.

Is the park shaded?

The park has lots of mature shade trees

Are there restrooms?

There are restrooms outside of the park, at the beach pavilion. You will have to get a wrist band to re-enter the park

We will have plenty of portable toilets available, all around the park

What is there for my kids to do?

Sorry, but our Wee Highlanders play area is not available this year. There is still lots to see and do around the Park

What if the weather is bad?

The Games go on, rain or shine.

Sorry, no refunds if you want to leave due to the weather

Help, my kid is missing

Contact one of our security people, wearing OCEAP Search & Rescue uniforms, or a Police Officer who may be in the park

OCEAP will have a First Aid post and Command Centre near the Lions Pavilion & Beer tent

Someone is hurt/taken ill, what do I do?

We do have First Aid at the park. Contact the OCEAP Search & Rescue personnel or Police. If in doubt call 911

I would like to be a volunteer 

We would love to have you volunteer. For further information, please click here

I would like to make a Donation to the Games

Donations have helped us keep the Games going for the past 56 years, and are much appreciated

Please click here to donate

I would like to be a Sponsor of the Games

We would really appreciate having you as a Sponsor.

For further information, please click here.