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.

October 2018


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.

24 October

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

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

Midland Division 2 fixture at JJ Coupar Park, Coupar Angus Road, 2.30pm.

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.

28 October

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Meet at Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie at 8am. Contact 01334 870866 to book your place.

31 October

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

November 2018


01 November to 04 November

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Autumn Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 1pm - 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

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

03 November

Davie Park, Blairgowrie.

03 November

6 miles past picturesque Loch a' Choire and the summit of Ben Vrackie. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 8.30 am. For more information contact 01250 873577. 

07 November

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

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.

10 November

Cup match at Davie Park Stadium, 2.30 pm

11 November

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

Ceilidh at the Royal Hotel

11 November
Ceilidh at the Royal Hotel

Music by Gordon Patullo. 2 pm - 5 pm. 

Contact 01250 872226 for further information.

14 November

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

17 November

8 mile circular walk with scenic views over Dundee. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 9.15 am. For more information contact 01250 873577.

18 November

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Meet at Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie at 8.30 am. Contact 01334 870866 to book your place.

21 November

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

24 November

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

24 November to 25 November

Blairgowrie Christmas Fair, Town Hall, 10am - 2pm and Christmas Lights Switch On, Wellmeadow, 2pm - 5 pm.

26 November to 27 November

Cancer Research UK Christmas Fair, Scone Palace.

28 November

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

December 2018


01 December

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

05 December

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

05 December to 09 December

Blairgowrie Players Pantomime, Blairgowrie Town Hall.

Wednesday-Friday 7 pm; Saturday & Sunday 2pm.

07 December to 09 December

Christmas Market, Glamis Castle, 10am - 5pm. 87 stalls of festive goodies.

12 December

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

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.

January 2019


12 January

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

13 January

Salmon fishing season opens on Ericht & Isla.

February 2019


01 February to 10 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.

09 February

Come and join the Ramblers for a 6.3 mile walk along the banks of the Ericht and returning by old Bridge of Cally. Meet at Wellmeadow Car Park at 9.30 am. For more information contact 01250 873577.

23 February

Come and join the Ramblers for an 8.5 mile walk along flat coastal tracks under the Tay road and rail bridges with estuary views. Meet at Wellmeadow Car Park at 9 am. For more information contact 01250 872577.

23 February

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

March 2019


01 March to 03 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.

02 March

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

09 March

Come and join the Ramblers for a pleasant 6 mile walk from Luncarty to Perth city centre. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 8.45 am. For more information contact 01250 873577.

23 March

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

23 March

Come and join the Ramblers for a 9-mile walk through the Birks of Aberfeldy returning on Rob Roy Way. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 9am. For more information contact 01250 873577.

April 2019


27 April

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

May 2019


16 May to 25 May

2018 line-up includes English Touring Opera, Jools Holland Orchestra with guest Marc Almond, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Ruby Wax and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. Contact 01738 621031.

18 May

Spectacular 81 mile closed road cycling sportive on spectacular loch-side, tree-lined roads, Pitlochry. Contact Marie Curie on 0208 233 5900.

18 May

Scotland's biggest all-women's cycling event. Dunkeld to Coupar Angus - 16 to 64 miles of quiet roads with cake stop(s).

24 May to 26 May

3 days of arts & crafts exhibitions, classes & workshops, plus heritage, archaeology and outdoor events. Various venues around Alyth.

25 May

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

June 2019


02 June

One of the most scenic races in Scotland! Starts from Rattray Connect Community Centre: Walkers 9am: Runners 10.30am. (entries close 30th April). Contact 01250 873923 for more information.

02 June

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

07 June to 09 June

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

08 June to 09 June

54-mile, 24-hour hiking challenge through spectacular scenery, supporting ABF, The Soldiers' Charity. For more information contact 0207 811 3216.

15 June

Livestock events, dog show, show jumping, crafts & floral arts. Bogles Road, Essendy Field, Blairgowrie. 8.30am - 6.30pm.

15 June to 23 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.

22 June

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

July 2019


01 July to 05 July

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

07 July

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

13 July

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

19 July to 21 July

Rewind @ Scone Palace - The Ultimate 80's Festival with a stellar line-up. Ticket enquiries: 0333 240 5816.

24 July to 28 July

13th annual festival of American roots music - blues to bluegrass, country to soul, rock & gospel. Perth Concert Hall. Box Office: 01738 621031.

26 July to 30 June

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

27 July

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

August 2019


04 August

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

05 August to 11 August

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

24 August

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

24 August to 26 August

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

31 August

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

31 August to 08 September

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

September 2019


01 September

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

02 September to 06 September

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

08 September

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

08 September to 09 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.

21 September

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

October 2019


03 October

Trout fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

06 October

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

December 2019


06 December to 31 December

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