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.

June 2018


17 June to 24 June

8-days of cycling events - gentle exploration, races and downhill trials -  for all abilities & ages. Including the Ballo Enduro on Sunday 24th June. Contact 01828 958296.

20 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

23 June to 28 July

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

23 June

New Saturday afternoon meeting. First of seven races at 2 pm. Gates open at 11.30 am. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

23 June

League match at Ardler Road, 1 pm.

24 June

Alyth & Glenisla 27-hole Pairs Open. Handicap limit 28. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

26 June

Three Counties Cup match at Ardler Road, 6.15 pm.

27 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

29 June to 01 July

Country sports, have-a-go activities & super shopping for food, drink, clothing & crafts. Scone Palace. 9.30am- 6pm. Ticket enquiries: 0844 776 6777.

July 2018


01 July

Eclectic range of glass, leather, jewellery, knitwear, art, photography, cards, etc. Birks Cinema. 10am - 3pm.

02 July to 06 July

5 day Mixed Pair Stableford event over Alyth, Blairgowrie, Forfar, Strathmore and Kirriemuir. Contact 01828 633322 for further information.

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.

07 July to 08 July

Vintage vehicle rally at Glamis Castle.

09 July

Ladies Open Greensomes. Handicap limit 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

14 July

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Summer Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 10am - 4pm. Contact 01828 640140 for more information.

14 July

League match at Ardler Road, 1 pm.

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.

19 July to 22 July

Nearby Carnoustie (which Tiger Woods rates the toughest of all Open venues) hosts the 147th playing of golf's oldest and greatest major championship.

20 July to 22 July

Rewind @ Scone Palace - The Ultimate 80's Festival with a stellar line-up, including The Boomtown Rats, Status Quo and UB40. Ticket enquiries: 0333 240 5816.

21 July

Gents 27-Hole 4BBB Open. Handicap limit:28.  Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

21 July to 22 July

Celebration of local arts, including workshops, concerts and fun-filled, family events. 

21 July to 05 August

Annual exhibition featuring over 30 local artists: painting, photography, sculpture, jewellery, furniture and a schools mini art competition. Molteno Hall, Fortingall. 10am - 6pm.

22 July

Shakespeare's Dream performed by the Tree Inch Fools in an inventive and vibrantly musical production. Glamis Castle, 7 pm.

23 July

Rosemount Ladies 4BBB Open. Handicap limit 36. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622.  

26 July to 29 July

12th annual festival of American roots music - blues to bluegrass, country to soul, rock & gospel, including Steve Earle, Graham Nash & Iris Dement. Perth Concert Hall. Box Office: 01738 621031.

26 July

An inventive, musical take on Shakespeare's Prince of Denmark from the Tree Inch Fools at  Glamis Castle, 7 pm.

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.

31 July to 05 August

Scottish Men's Amateur Championship. The national championship returns to Rosemount & Lansdowne for the first time since 2013. A chance to see of the country's best amateur golfers in action.

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.

02 August

Senior Gents Strokeplay Open. Over 55. Handicap limit 28. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

04 August

Open Mixed Foursomes. Handicap limits: Men: 28; Ladies 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

04 August

League match at Ardler Road, 12 noon.

05 August

Mixed Fourball Better Ball Open. Scratch & handicap categories. (Handicap limits: Gents 28; Ladies 36). Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322. 

05 August

Eclectic range of glass, leather, jewellery, knitwear, art, photography, cards, etc. Birks Cinema. 10am - 3pm.

06 August to 12 August

Blairgowrie & Rattray Arts Week. Art, music & dance at various venues. Contact 07443 338580 for more information

11 August

Rugby 10s tournament and real ale festival. BBQ & bouncy castle. Blairgowrie Rugby Club, JJ Coupar Park, Coupar Angus Road. 12 noon - 6pm.

11 August

League match at Ardler Road, 1 pm.

12 August

Highland dancing, pipe bands, track events, tug-o-war, the heavyweight events and much more at Scone Palace. For more information contact 01738 552300.

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14 August

Senior (55+ years) Gents 4 Ball Better Ball Senior Open, Lansdowne. Handicap limit: 24. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622. 

17 August

Senior Pairs Open. Open to men's, ladies' or mixed pairs. Over 50's, 60's, 70's sections. Scratch & handicap. (Handicap limits: Gents 28; Ladies 36.) Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

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.

19 August

Gents Open, Lansdowne. Handicap limit 18.  Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622.

25 August

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

25 August

The Great British Songbook. Glamis Castle. For more information telephone 0844 888 9991.

25 August to 27 August

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

27 August

Senior Ladies 4BBB Open. Over 50. Handicap limit 28. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

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.

01 September to 02 September

Your chance to get behind the scenes in some of Perth & Kinross's most interesting buildings.

02 September

Piping, hill races, highland dancing and heavy events. Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games, Bogles Field, Essendy Road, 10am - 5pm.

02 September

Mixed Texas Scramble Open. Handicap limits: Men 28; Ladies 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

02 September

Eclectic range of glass, leather, jewellery, knitwear, art, photography, cards, etc. Birks Cinema. 10am - 3pm.

03 September to 07 September

5-Day Pairs Competition (Fourball, Greensome & Foursome) over Alyth, Blairgowrie, Forfar, Strathmore & Kirriemuir. Gents, Ladies & Mixed Teams. Contact 01828 633322.

08 September to 09 September

The best of textile artistry bringing together knitters, spinners and weavers. Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth. 11am - 5pm

09 September

The Scottish Vintage Tractor and Engine Club Rally. Displays & demonstrations. Scone Palace. 9.30 am - 5 pm. For more information contact 01738 552300.

09 September to 10 September

36-hole Open Stableford over Gleneagles PGA Centenary (9th) and Rosemount (10th). Open to Men (handicap limit 24) and Ladies (handicap limit 36). Contact 01250 872622.

09 September

Fun dog show, breeds parade, trade stands, etc.

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. For more information contact 01828 640763.

17 September to 19 September

All breeds agility canine agility events organised by Dundee Alsatian & Training Club at Glamis Castle, 10 am - 3 pm.

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


02 October

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club Class. Blairgowrie Town Hall. Beginners Class 7.10 pm - 8.20 pm; General Class: 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Every Tuesday until 18th December.

04 October to 04 November

The Enchanted Forest, Faskally Woods, Pitlochry. Scotland’s Big Tree Country award-winning sound & light event. Ticket enquiries: 0871 288 7655.

04 October

Trout fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

05 October to 06 October

Bookmark, Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival. 2018 Programme released in June. Various venues. Tickets available online or from Blairgowrie Library (01250 871305).

07 October

Eclectic range of glass, leather, jewellery, knitwear, art, photography, cards, etc. Birks Cinema. 10am - 3pm.

13 October

Salmon fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

25 October to 30 October

Twilight Illuminations. Scone Palace. 5pm - 9pm. For more information contact 01738 552300.

26 October to 27 October

Friday Night ceilidh; Saturday dance classes and Scottish Country dance band at Blairgowrie Town Hall. 

27 October

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

27 October

The 69th Festival, including the Scottish Accordion Championships, at various venues throughout Perth.

November 2018


01 November to 04 November

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Autumn Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 1am - 4 pm. Contact 01828 640140 for further information.

02 November to 03 November

Contemporary alternative music, poetry, art, films and literature. Various venues.

03 November

Davie 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.

09 November to 11 November

Three days of poetry, song, film and music in celebration of Hamish Henderson, one of Scotland's greatest poets.

11 November

The Legends of American Country Tribute Show. Blairgowrie Town Hall at 7.30 pm. Book tickets on 07751 434296.

24 November

Meet the designers and buy unique gifts at Perth Museum & Art Gallery.

December 2018


07 December to 31 December

Annual selling exhibition including professional and amateur work. Perth Museum & Art Gallery, George Street. 10am - 5pm.

13 December

Christmas Carol Concert with the Fair City Singers (80 talented 11-18 year-olds from across Perthshire) , Scone Palace at 7.30 pm. For more information contact 01738 552300.