Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Robert Burns Dinner, and organizers say there are an unusual number of tickets left.
The annual dinner, sponsored by the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Trio Restaurant, located in the Main Oak Emporium in Mount Airy..
The annual dinner is a celebration honoring the life and times of poet Robert Burns. It is filled with traditional Scottish cuisine to celebrate the life and lineage of the poet.
Traditional haggis will be served, along with a traditional dinner of roast beef, “neeps and tatties,” (mashed potatoes) and a delicious Scottish dessert known as “tipsy laird.”
According to Museum Director Matt Edwards, the traditional haggis dish served at the event is “as close as you can get to the haggis they eat in Scotland.”
Guests will be welcomed with bagpipes performing traditional music, and the haggis dinner will be presented to bagpipe music.
“It is a fun night with dining, toasting, entertainment and regaling about the life of Scotland’s own poet laureate,” Edwards said. “Mr. Ryan Singleton, our guest pianist, will once again honor us by accompanying the traditional songs sung at the Burns Dinner.”
An auction of what Edwards described as “unusual items” will also be held at the event.
Tickets are $50 each, and are available by calling Davis at 786-4478.
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