From Gordon Setter gatherings to giant strip the willow displays; the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair will return is year.
Being held on Sunday 17 May, there will be an eclectic mix of entertainment for all the family. Entering its 10th anniversary year, the annual Fochabers Games looks set to welcome more visitors than ever before to the one-day family event.
To celebrate its 10th year, Gordon Castle is running a competition with local schools to design an anniversary flag.
Pupils at Craigellachie, Findochty, Milnes, Mosstodloch, Portgordon and Portknockie Primary School have been asked to use their creativity to design an anniversary flag illustrating what a traditional Highland Games means to them. The winning flag will be flown on the day and then gifted to the winning school.
Held in the historic grounds of Gordon Castle, the event brings together traditional Scottish entertainment and country sports performances to ensure something for everyone. The heavy events arena will play host to the Scottish 28lb Weight for Distance Championships, as well as the ever-popular caber toss, massed pipe band parade and tug o’ war.
New for 2020, visitors can expect more quality trade stands, dedicated talent stage, brand new VIP area and a street food vibe to the food offering – showcasing the finest local artisans from pizza to pancakes.
After the success of 2019, the Gordon Setter gathering will be back once again to raise awareness for the declining breed. Also returning for 2020 is Gig at the Games which will be held in the estate’s new venue – Tower Hall – on the evening of Friday 17 May. The event will feature local musicians Gordon James and the Power, The Roov, Dougal’s Jumper and DJ Mash Up.
Together the family event – brought back to life in 2011 by the current owners – offers a diverse programme showcasing some of Scotland’s greatest talents.
The event will be held in the picturesque grounds of Gordon Castle Estate in Fochabers on Sunday 17 May from 10am-5pm.
For information about the event visit www.gordoncastle.co.uk/highland-games