From caber tossing to equestrian stunt riders, Gordon Setter gatherings to chainsaw displays; the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair returns on Sunday 19th May 2019 with an eclectic mix of entertainment for all the family. Entering its ninth year, the annual Fochabers Games looks set to welcome 10,000 national and international visitors to the one-day family event in the north east of Scotland.
Held in the historic grounds of Gordon Castle, the event brings together the traditionally Scottish and the quintessentially country to offer visitors a variety of entertainment. The heavy events arena will play host to a world-record attempt with the 28lb Weight for Distance Championships, as well as the ever-popular caber toss, massed pipe band parade and tug o’ war.
Having featured in several BBC and STV productions, Riders of the Storm will be headlining the country sports arena and delivering an exhilarating equestrian performance showcasing incredible skill, balance and control. In addition the arena will also feature regular favourites Mordor Gundogs, Ore Country Terriers and Speyside Falconry Display.
Another new addition for 2019, Gig at the Games will be held on the Friday 17th May as part of the Highland Games programme. The musical performance will feature multi-award-winning folk band RURA, supported by local favourites Calum Jones and the Trad Project.