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 Burns Supper is our primary, annual event.  

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.

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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.

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

The 2023 Burns Supper event is SOLD OUT.

January 28, 2023

Haggis Basher's Ball and Burns Supper

January 28, 2023 will be the 22nd 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 28 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.

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 ten at a cost of $2,000 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:   Marriott Anchorage Downtown
DATE:      January 28, 2023

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


  • Address to the Haggis: Andrew Buchanan

  • The Immortal Memory: John Springsteen

  • Toast to the Lassies: Tom Redmond

  • Reply from the Lassies: Deidre Coots

  • Selkirk Grace: Christine Resler

  • 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.

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