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Get ready for some ghoulish goings on at Tamfest

South Ayrshire's spookiest festival Tamfest returns this month with a frighteningly good line-up.

Taking place on Sunday 28 October this is the fifth year of the festival which celebrates Tam o' Shanter's ghostly tale and Day o' the Deid with music, dance, food and street entertainment.

With over 70 acts and activities for all the family, the festival promises to be a real treat and best of all its free.

The main Cutty Sark Stage will feature spellbinding performances from The Voice and X Factor stars Craig Ward and Ryan Lawrie as well as a host of other acts and entertainers.

The street entertainment will be a feast for the senses with fire breathers, stilt walkers and sword swallowers. In the Kyle Centre, the workshops with children's author Alan Dupre are sure to be a big hit along with Punch & Judy, face painting and music.

For the first time ever, the Ayrshire Women's Hub will celebrate Tamfest with dancing, stories and songs from some talented young performers.

Expect witches, goblins and more than a few skeletons for the finale — the spectacular Day o' the Deid parade followed by a glow in the dark ceilidh at the foot of the High Street.

Councillor Brian McGinley, Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "Tamfest grows year on year and the festival is already a firm favourite with locals and visitors. It's a real community effort with schools, dance groups and the wider public all joining in to make the event possible.

"Not only does the festival celebrate Ayr's close association with the famous bard, it boosts the local economy and brings people back into the heart of the town which is a key ambition as we work on the continuing regeneration of Ayr Town Centre."

For a full list of events go to or visit Facebook @TamFestAyr


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