Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country FairFood and drink
20 May 10:00 - 17:00
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From caber tossing to parkour athletes, highland dancing to Indian runner ducks; the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair will be held on Sunday 20th May 2018 in Fochabers. Entering its eighth year, the annual family event looks to welcome 10,000 national and international visitors to the one day event in the north east of Scotland.
Held in the historic grounds of Gordon Castle, the event brings together the traditionally Scottish and the quintessentially country to offer visitors a plethora of entertainment. The heavy events arena will play host to a world-record attempt with the 28lb Weight for Distance Championships, as well as the ever-popular caber toss, massed pipe band parade and tug o’ war.
Headlining the country sports arena, Pedal Power Vs Parkour combines the incredible skill, balance and power of a trials rider, the intricate tricks of a BMX rider and the finesse of a gymnast to create the only show of its kind in the UK. In addition the arena will feature Indian Runner Duck performers Drakes of Hazard, Mordor Gundogs, Ore Country Terriers and Whizoo Falconry.
Straight from their success at Celtic Connections, award-winning folk band Elephant Sessions will headline the performance stage supported by talented local musicians. For foodies, local artisans will once again return to showcase the finest Scottish delicacies.
For gin lovers, the Gordon Castle Gin bar will continue to be a popular feature in the Castle’s orangery as it showcases the Estate’s award-winning botanical gin. In addition, the event will also play host to more local food and drink producers than ever before, as well as a dedicated craft and gift marquee.
The Spey Runners are proud to host the return of the Gordon Castle 10k, a race around the picturesque grounds of Gordon Castle Estate and neighbouring Deer Park.