Events

Always something happening!

There are lots of regular events in around Blairgowrie. 

The Strathmore & the Glens Community Market is held in the Wellmeadow on the 4th Saturday of the month from April to September. 

Local walking clubs organise walks for members and visitors throughout the year; The Blairgowrie Players present theatrical productions throughout the year; and the local football and rugby clubs have fixtures most weekends from September to May, where extra supporters are very welcome.

A little further afield there's a full race card at Perth Racecourse from April to October, and busy events programmes at both Scone Palace and Glamis Castle.

Annual Extravaganza!

There are major annual events, too.

The Cateran Yomp takes place each June and the Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival every September.

Scone Palace hosts a number of major events, including the Scottish Game Fair in June, Potfest in July and Rewind, the '80 revival music festival, in August.

The Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games takes place on the first Sunday in September, and the town's literary festival, Bookfest, follows early in October, before the year ends in a burst of colour with the Christmas Lights, Christmas Fairs and the annual Pantomime.

January 2018


17 January

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

20 January

North League fixture at Davey Park Stadium, 1.45 pm

23 January

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club Class. Blairgowrie Town Hall.

Beginners Class 7.10 pm - 8.20 pm; General Class: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

24 January

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

30 January

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club Class. Blairgowrie Town Hall.

Beginners Class 7.10 pm - 8.20 pm; General Class: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

31 January

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

February 2018


02 February to 11 March

Wander down snowdrop-lined paths over 100 acres of gardens & grounds. Free admission. Coffee shop. Scone Palace, Friday-Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm every week.

07 February

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

17 February

Midland Division 2 fixture at JJ Coupar Park, Coupar Angus Road, 3 pm.

21 February

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

28 February

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

March 2018


02 March to 04 March

Early Georgian to 1930's furniture, porcelain, glass, jewellery, silver, paintings & sculpture, carpets & rugs. Scone Palace, 10.30 am - 5 pm. Admission: Adults £5; Children free.

07 March

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

10 March

Midland Division 2 fixture at JJ Coupar Park, Coupar Angus Road, 12.15 pm.

21 March

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

24 March

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Spring Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 10 am - 4 pm. 

28 March

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

31 March

Midland Division 2 fixture at JJ Coupar Park, Coupar Angus Road, 3 pm.

April 2018


04 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

11 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

18 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

25 April to 27 April

Three days that jump start the racing season, including the Highland National. "One of the great institutions of British racing" (Cornelius Lysaught). Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

25 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

28 April

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10 am - 6 pm.

May 2018


02 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

09 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

11 May to 13 May

Three Day Festival of Americana at Perth Racecourse. Rock & Roll, Country, Jazz, Blues & Bluegrass.  Gates open at 12 noon each day.

11 May

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club. Summer Dance. Blairgowrie Town Hall. 7.30pm - 11pm.

14 May to 26 May

Various venues in and around Perth. Contact 01738 621031.

16 May

The season's first evening meeting. BBQ in The Barn. Local craft beers & ales. Gates open at 4.30 pm. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

17 May

Prizes for the best dressed lady, the best dressed gentleman and the best hat! Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

20 May

Spectacular 81 mile closed road cycling sportive. Pitlochry. Contact Marie Curie on 0845 052 4184.

26 May

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10 am - 6 pm.

June 2018


03 June

One of the best days out on the Scottish racing circuit! Gates open at 11.30am. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

03 June

One of the most scenic races in Scotland! Starts from Rattray Connect Community Centre: Walkers 9am: Runners 10.30am. (entries close 30th April).

08 June to 10 June

Meet the potter, talk pots and buy direct. Scone Palace. Visit www.potfest.co.uk for more information.

09 June to 10 June

54 mile, 24-hour hiking challenge, supporting ABF, The Soldiers' Charity.

09 June to 17 June

8 days of cycling-related activities, events and races (including the Ballo Enduro) for all abilities & ages. Contact 01828 958296.

13 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

16 June

Alyth & District Agricultural Show, Bogles Road, Essendy Field, Blairgowrie. 8.30am - 6.30pm.

20 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

23 June to 28 July

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10am - 6pm.

29 June to 01 July

Country sports, have-a-go activities & super shopping for food, drink, clothing & crafts. Scone Palace. 9.30am- 6pm.

July 2018


05 July

Seven top-class jump races. Hog roast in The Barn. Champagne bar. Local craft beers & ales. Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

15 July

Junior racecards and Action Glen fun & games for the kids. Take a picnic. Gates open at 11.30am. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

20 July to 22 July

Rewind @ Scone Palace - The Ultimate 80's Festival with a stellar line-up.

26 July to 29 July

11th annual festival of American roots music - blues to bluegrass, country to soul, rock & gospel. Perth Concert Hall.

28 July

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10am - 6pm.

31 July

Evening meeting with live music throughout. Hog roast or fish & chips. Local craft beers & ales or champagne. Gates open at 4.30pm. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

August 2018


01 August

Jump racing at the UK's most northerly racecourse. Hog roast or fish & chips. Local craft beers & ales or champagne. Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

17 August

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club. Summer Dance. Blairgowrie Town Hall. 7.30pm - 11pm.

18 August

Jump racing in a party atmosphere. Live music in The Barn. Slow cooked meat with local craft ales. Sports Bar. Gates open at 1pm. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

25 August

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10am - 6pm.

25 August to 27 August

Blair Castle Horse Trials. Eventing, show jumping, Pony Club games plus country fair with abseiling, terrier racing & falconry.

September 2018


01 September

Massed pipes & drums, highland dancers, parades, fireworks and a ceilidh. Wellmeadow, 1pm - 9pm.

01 September to 09 September

Perthshire Open Studios. 9-day event with over 200 artists opening their studios and workshops to visitors.

02 September

Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games, Bogles Field, Essendy Road, 10am - 5pm.

10 September

Jump racing at the UK's most northerly racecourse. Hog roast or fish & chips. Local craft beers & ales or champagne. Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

14 September to 16 September

Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival organised by Blairgowrie & District Next Steps.

21 September

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club. Charity Dance. Blairgowrie Town Hall. 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm.

22 September

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10am - 6pm.

26 September to 27 September

Join the party for the last two days of the Perth season. Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

October 2018


04 October to 04 November

The Enchanted Forest, Faskally Woods, Pitlochry. Scotland’s Big Tree Country award-winning sound & light event.

05 October to 06 October

Bookmark, Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival. Various venues.

08 October to 14 October

Blairgowrie & Rattray Arts Week. Demos, workshops at various venues.

27 October

Halloween mountain bike racing for all ages & abilities. Contact 07951 742009.

November 2018


03 November

Davey Park, Blairgowrie.

09 November to 11 November

Early Georgian to 1930's furniture, porcelain, glass, jewellery, silver, paintings & sculpture, carpets & rugs. Scone Palace, 10.30am - 5pm. Admission: Adults £5; Children free.