Saturday morning is when the farmers in the area take the opportunity to compete against each other for the championships in the Sheep and Cattle sections which begin at 9.00am. This is also when the judging of Highland Ponies and Clydesdale Horses begins. By lunchtime, the various Championships have been decided and they all come together for Champion of Champions.
From 11.00am you can watch the local Highland Dancers, Heavyweight Athletes and see the display of Vintage Tractors.
On the Saturday Afternoon there is a full programme of Highland Games which begins with the arrival of the Pipe Band who will march from the Square in Aberfeldy, over the historic Wade's Bridge and into Wade's Park. The Pipe Band then leads the Games Chieftain and members of the Clan Menzies on a march around the arena. The Gathering will then be declared officially open by our Chieftain and Long Service Awards in Agriculture and Estate Work will be presented.
During the afternoon you will be treated to Open Highland Dancing competitions , Piping competitions, the Hill Race, Wrestling, Tug o'War, Terrier Racing, and the carrying of the Menzies Stone.
You can also visit the marquee and view the talents of the local gardeners in the Horticultural Show and the ladies of the Scottish Women's Institute in the Industrial Section.
Following on from last year's success we will again have a Craft Fair for local "crafty people", giving them an opportunity to display their talents and giving you the chance to purchase a unique memento of your visit to Aberfeldy.
Some examples of beautiful craft work on offer in the craft tent
You will also enjoy the chaos of the terrier race - bring along and enter your own terrier for added fun!
Throughout the day there are funfairs, craft stalls, agricultural merchants, and much, much more.
There is ample car parking, full catering facilities and bar and toilets (including a disabled unit).
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