Programme of events

9:00 am              
Grand Entry and Street March of Band and Clans

NZ Championship Piping and Drumming Competitions
Under 21 Strathspey & Reel
Open North Island Piobaireachd – Lewis Turrell MBE Memorial Trophy

Registration for Novice and Senior Highland Field events opens at
Official tent in arena (Limited to first 20 entrants)

9:30 am

Highland Heavyweight Events in Main Arena (Registration 8:30 am)
Highland Stone Throw - Highland Hammer 16lb
Weight for distance 42lb - Caber Toss


Highland & National Dancing on No. 1 Stage
Under 18 Highland Fling
Open Irish Jig, Single Time
Reel O’Culloch

10:00 am             

Dancing – Scottish Official Board Highland Dancing No. 2 Stage

Fiddling Competition         
Highland Heavyweight
Novice and Senior Highland Games Competition – Main Arena

  • Highland Stone
  • Highland Hammer
  • Wheat Sheaf
  • Caber Toss

Have a Go - Try tossing a Caber, just like the big guys. Arena 2 (Free for all ages)

Hurl the Hairy Haggis – A free event for all. Toss the Haggis as far as you can. Arena 2

Photo Competition – Entry forms at Secretary’s Office.

10:30 am             

Athletics Program - Centre Track (See Board at Athletics tent for event times)

11:00 am             

Tartan in the Park Fashion Parade – On stage in The Avenue of Clans

12:00 Noon          Lunch Break

Ballistic Blondes Skydive Team dropping into main arena.

12:30 pm             

Massed Band, Clans and Massed Highland Fling and Singing of The Flower of Scotland in Main Arena

Official Opening by Dr. Shane Reti MP

1:00 pm Competitions Continue

Highland Heavyweight Events

  • Wheat Sheaf Toss
  • Highland Hammer 22lb
  • Weight for Distance (Light)
  • Weight over Bar


2:45 pm              

Tug O War Competition – (Teams of 5) on running track.
Register your team at the athletics tent

3:00 pm              

Rock Scramble – Heavyweight Competitors

3:30 pm              

NZ Record attempt 160lb Farmers Walk (Heavyweights only)


The Official Ceilidh with Twisty Willow