Hunter Valley (NSW): Aberdeen Highland Games - 1 Jul 2017

A family friendly event

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The Games are a gathering of bands, clans, dancers, heavy events competitors, state, interstate and local tug-of-war teams, Scottish and Celtic stall holders from Sydney and regional New South Wales and interstate to celebrate the Scottish history of the Upper Hunter. It is the final event of Scottish Australia Heritage Council's Heritage Week

The games, on the first Saturday of July each year, involve some 23 events take place at Jefferson Park, Aberdeen. There are stalls providing food and Scottish displays. Such displays represent traditional Scottish culture and recreation. On the Saturday evening a ceilidh is held at the local high school and on the Sunday morning the traditional Kirkin of the Tartan takes place at St Mark's church.

The next Aberdeen Highland Games commences on Saturday, 1 July 2016 and promises to be better than ever.

Don't forget to pre purchase your tickets for considerable savings over the gate price. Online tickets can swapped on the day for a wristband to allow you to come and go from Harrison Oval as you please. Camping tickets are also available for campsites on Jefferson Park; these are valid for as long as required for the event.

Tickets for the Aberdeen Highland Games Ceilidh 2017 are also available. A Ceilidh is an informal social gathering, with songs, story-telling, music and dancing for the whole family and is always a highlight of the Aberdeen Highland Games. Pre-purchased tickets are essential and very popular and with limited numbers available don't delay and risk missing out on this great event

WHEN: Saturday 1st July 2017

WHERE: Jefferson Park on the banks of the Hunter River, Aberdeen, New South Wales

COST: Adults $25 Children under 12 free. Discounts available if tickets are pre purchased online (link above)

BOOKINGS: None required.

 

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Regions

  • Lower Hunter
  • Upper Hunter Valley

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