The Illinois Saint Andrew Society was established in 1845 when a group of Scots came together to celebrate the Feast of Saint Andrew, Scotland's patron saint. Every year for 169 years, despite world wars, great depressions and fires, the Society has hosted the "Feast of the Haggis" - never missing a year and making this event Chicago's longest running black tie dinner.
This event benefits the philanthropic work of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society and our Scottish Home for the elderly. As well as offering support for Scottish arts, scholarships and hosting events to promote Scottish culture, the Society offers a wide range of outstanding assisted living and nursing services at the Scottish Home.
The Illinois Saint Andrew Society nourishes Scottish identity through service, fellowship and celebration of Scottish culture. The Society welcomes everyone who is Scottish by birth, by heritage or simply by inclination.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2016 Feast of the Haggis Anniversary Dinner!