The famous Blackford Highland Games have been held since 1870 on the park, an area of land loaned to the community by the landowner. A condition of the loan is that the Highland Games are held there annually in May. In 2020 we celebrated 150 years of Highland tradition. We welcome visitors from all over the world to our Games with a full list of events including throwing the hammer, tossing the caber, putting the shot, tug o’ war, athletics, track and field events, Highland dancing, trade and refreshment stands.
We at Blackford Highland Games pride ourselves in our historic roots and our respect for the traditions of the Highland games. Our heavyweight and athletic competitions are regulated by the Scottish Highland Games Association of which Blackford is a founder member. Our gathering attracts some of the best heavy athletes in Europe and our track and cycling is equally well attended. Cycling at Blackford continues to go from strength to strength with a record number of competitors at the 2019 meeting.