Saturday, June 23, 2012
Don Your Kilt for the 2012 Aberdeen Highland Games
A range of stalls selling food and drink, clothes and toys, plus fairground games and children's rides ensured everyone was fed, watered and kept happy whatever their age or interest. Unique to a Highland Games there are always plenty of Scottish based stalls, selling everything from Haggis Rolls and Black Pudding to Kilts and Bagpipes.
Cost at Gate - $20 Adult, $15 Child/Concession, $45 Family
Prepaid Tickets - $15 Adult, $10 Child/Concession, $40 Family
Jefferson Park, Aberdeen
9am Muster at Jefferson Park
9.30am Grand Parade – Harrison Oval
10.30am Opening Ceremony, Massed Band Salute, Inspection of Clans and Bands, Address by the Governor of New South Wales - Her Ex Marie Bashir, Address by the Chieftain of the Day - Torquil Donald MacLeod of the Lewes, 1100 hrs + Defence Force Federation Guard Display, Highland & Country Dancing, Pipe Band Displays, Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt – Celtic Fiddle Music, Tartan Warrior’s Competition including Sheaf Toss and Caber Toss, Australian Tug of War Titles, Amateur Tug of War Competition, Novelty Events such as: Kilted Dash, Egg Toss, 3-legged Race, Best Dressed Lad, Lassie, Bairn & Pet Competition
3.40pm Massed Pipe Bands
4.00pm Closing Ceremony, Presentation of trophies, Lone Piper
Aberdeen Highland Games Ceilidh 2012 (pronounced kay-lee) 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.
BYO Cost $65/head includes 2-course meal, Bookings are essential—contact Barrie Lawn Tickets for the Ceilidh are now available. Pre-purchased tickets are essential and very popular and with limited numbers available don't delay and risk missing out on this great event. Contact Barrie Lawn. More information about this years event and ticket sales can be found on the Ceilidh page.
Sunday July 8,
Kirkin’ of the Tartan
10.00am Kirkin’ of the Tartan at St Marks Church, Aberdeen followed by morning tea in the Church Hall.
Aberdeen is a beautiful small town in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Located on the New England Highway, just south of Scone, Aberdeen is central to all the attractions of the Upper Hunter. This includes the Upper Hunter Wine Trail, where you'll find well-known vineyards with cellar doors, boutique wineries and up-and-coming stars of the region. Tyrrell's Glenbawn Estate Vineyard at Aberdeen is worth a visit while Two Rivers Wines and Cruickshank Callatoota Estate are both at nearby Denman.
Aberdeen makes a superb base for visitors who want to make use of the outstanding watersports facilities at Lake Glenbawn, just a few kilometres to the east. Spend a day water skiing, swimming, sailing, canoeing, or fishing in this unique Hunter Valley destination.
The Barrington Tops are not far from Aberdeen with a wilderness covering more than 1,200 sq km. Bushwalking trails in this wonderful natural expanse take you from subtropical rainforest to ancient beech forests and subalpine woodlands. If you're lucky, you might spot a lyrebird or a satin bowerbird. This is a great place for a camping retreat.
Find out more about what Aberdeen and the Upper Hunter has to offer by visiting Destination NSW.
see the website http://www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com