Tarbas

Welcome:

Once a year, around the birthday of Robert Burns, Poet Laureate of Scotland, our organization holds the "Burns Supper", which is held in honor and in recognition of said poet.

The 2022 Burns Night will look different, but our passion to celebrate Robert Burns is unchanged. The TARBAS Committee is committed to creating and providing an environment where our event patrons feel comfortable, but also free to enjoy the festivities.

The Burns Supper is our primary, annual event.  Seats are available to the public either through single seat or corporate table reservations.

Complete event details including venue, date, time, and other specifics can be found on our event details page.

To learn about the typical event features, time-line, customs, the menu, and more, please visit our Haggis Basher's Ball & Burns Supper Itinerary page.

The 2022 Burns Supper event is SOLD OUT.

Table Setting

The Anchorage Robert Burns Appreciation Society (TARBAS) is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.  For a history of past charitable organizations who have benefited by our contributions, please visit our giving page.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Burns Supper, please visit our sponsor information page. (no longer available - the event is sold out)

We invite you to learn more about our organization by visiting our About Us page.

View photos from previous Haggis Ball events - Photo Gallery

 

January 22, 2022

Haggis Basher's Ball and Burns Supper

January 22, 2022 will be the 21st anniversary of the Anchorage Robert Burns Supper in honor of Scotland's greatest poet, Robert Burns.  

It is the TARBAS Committee’s number one priority that all attendees experience a safe, fun and entertaining evening at the Burns Supper on January 22 as we return to our celebrations after last year’s COVID hiatus. Under no circumstances should you or your guests attend if you are experiencing symptoms or if you have been exposed.

Not unlike other large-scale social gathering events, proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of check in will be required for admission into the event’s ballroom.

This gala event, which has become one of the most popular evenings of the Anchorage social calendar, will include a fabulous four-course meal, Highland Pipers, entertaining speeches, and dancing!

Your company may reserve a corporate table for eight at a cost of $1,500 per table.  Tables are limited.  Your company name, or another name of your choosing, may be displayed at the table purchased.

Single seats are SOLD OUT.

Sponsorships are no longer available.

VENUE:   Sheraton Anchorage
DATE:      January 22, 2022

Drinks will be served beginning at 6:00pm.
Festivities will begin at 6:55pm SHARP.

7:30pm:

  • Address to the Haggis: Andrew Buchanan

  • The Immortal Memory: John Lewis

  • Toast to the Lassies: Kevin Meyers

  • Reply from the Lassies: Samantha Shepard

  • Selkirk Grace: Dore Meyers

  • Master of Ceremonies: Treece Hanley
ATTIRE:   Kilt, Black Tie, or Business Suit

 For check-in purposes only, a list of names for each person to be seated at your table is required. Additional pre-registration and COVID safety protocols may be required. Updates will be posted on our website and emailed to our sponsors and table hosts.

The event is SOLD OUT. .

As we continue planning for our event to be held in person, our Committee will be actively monitoring the CDC and MOA guidance for COVID mitigation and safety protocols.

We encourage guests to follow all safety protocols. Those feeling symptomatic or who have been exposed must stay home.