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.

April 2020


11 April

Come and join the Ramblers for a leisurely 7-mile walk through town, riverside, woodland & farming landscapes. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 9.30 am. For more information contact 07900 531159.

17 April

Senior Gents Open. Over 50's, 60's, 70's categories. Scratch & handicap (24 limit). Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

19 April

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Meet at Wellmeadow at 7.30 am. Contact 07976 509 826 to book your place.

19 April

Over 450 classic & vintage cars, buses & motorcycles displayed in the grounds of Scone Palace. For more information contact 01738 552300.

22 April to 24 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.

22 April

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

25 April

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

25 April

Walk the paths around Kinnoull Hill and Deuchny Wood with the Ramblers. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 9.30 am. For more information contact 01250 870260. 

26 April

Masters Texas Scramble for Men's, Ladies' & Mixed teams. Chance to win US Masters tickets! Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

May 2020


02 May

League match at Ardler Road, Meigle. 12 noon.

03 May

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

06 May

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

08 May

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

09 May

Join the Ramblers for a circuit of Glen Fender and return by Loch Freuchie. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 9 am. For more information contact 07790 052583.

10 May

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Meet at Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie at 7.30 am. Contact 07976 509 826 to book your place.

13 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.

13 May

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

14 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.

16 May

League match at Ardler Road, Meigle. 12 noon.

17 May

Gents Strokeplay Open. Scratch & handicap (24 limit). Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

17 May

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

20 May

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

21 May to 30 May

2020 line-up includes Nicola Benedetti, Scottish Opera, Adam Kay, and Jules Holland’s R&B Orchestra. Contact 01738 621031.

23 May

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

23 May

Join the Ramblers for a 7.5 mile walk south of the River Dee taking in the Falls of Garbh Allt. Meet at the Wellmeadow car park at 9.15am. For more information contact 01250 873852.

23 May

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

27 May

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

28 May

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

29 May

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

30 May

League match at Ardler Road, 12 noon.

31 May

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.

June 2020


03 June

Ladies 4-Ball Better Ball Open. Handicap limit 36. Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

03 June

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

06 June to 07 June

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

06 June

Gents Open Strokeplay. Handicap limit 18. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

06 June

League match at Ardler Road, Meigle. 12 noon.

07 June

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

07 June

Open Mixed Foursomes, Lansdowne. Handicap limits: Gents 18; Ladies 30. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622.

07 June

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

07 June

Caber, hammer, tug o' war, running, cycling, piping & highland dancing. Food, drink & craft stalls. Glamis Castle, 12 noon - 5 pm.

10 June

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

12 June to 14 June

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

13 June

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

14 June

Gents 36 Hole Scratch Open Open. Lansdowne & Rosemount. Handicap limit 5.4. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622. 

17 June

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

19 June

Falconry display on the lawns of Scone Palace,  12 noon - 4pm. Flying display at 2 pm. For more information contact 01738 552300.

20 June

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

20 June

League match at Ardler Road, Meigle. 12 noon.

20 June

Come and join the Ramblers for circular walk with good views over Scone and Perth. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 9am. For more information contact 250 873577.

21 June

Ladies Tri-Am Open, Rosemount. Teams of 3 from same club. Handicap limit: 36. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622. 

22 June to 28 June

8-days of cycling events - gentle exploration, races and downhill trials -  for all abilities & ages. Including the Ballo Enduro on Saturday 29th June. Contact 01828 958296.

24 June

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

28 June to 03 July

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

July 2020


02 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.

03 July to 05 July

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

03 July

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

04 July

Gents Greensome Open. Handicap limit:28.  Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

04 July

Join the Ramblers for a varied walk with stunning views to the Lawers range. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 8.45 am. For more information call 07843 786191.

06 July

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

10 July

Falconry display on the lawns of Scone Palace, 12 noon - 4 pm. Flying display at 2 pm. For more information contact 01738 552300.

11 July

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

11 July to 12 July

Vintage vehicle rally at Glamis Castle.

15 July

Romeo & Juliet performed by the Three Inch Fools in an inventive and vibrantly musical production. Glamis Castle, 7 pm.

17 July to 19 July

Rewind @ Scone Palace - The Ultimate 80's Festival with a stellar line-up, including Bananarama, Jimmy Somerville & Wet Wet Wet. Ticket enquiries: 0333 240 5816.

18 July

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

18 July to 02 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

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

25 July

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

25 July

National Village Cup match at Ardler Road, Meigle. 12 noon.

28 July

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

29 July

Local craft beers & ales or champagne. Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

31 July to 02 August

Three days of novice horse trials, dog agility tests, dog shows, birds of prey demonstrations and craft & artisan food shopping. Glamis Castle, Friday-Sunday 8am-5pm.

August 2020


01 August

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

02 August

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

02 August

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

02 August

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

06 August

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

07 August to 14 August

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

07 August

Falconry display on the lawns of Scone Palace, 12 noon - 4 pm. Flying display at 2 pm. For further information contact 01738 552300.

08 August

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

09 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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13 August

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

14 August

Senior Fourball Better Ball Open. Over 50, 60 & 70 categories. (Handicap limits: Gents 28; Ladies 36). Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322. 

15 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.

15 August

League match at Ardler Road, Meigle. 12 noon.

21 August to 23 August

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

22 August

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

22 August

Scenic and challenging route along The Cateran Trail. 40 & 80-mile options. Contact 01828 958296for more information.

23 August

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

24 August

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

29 August to 06 September

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

29 August to 30 August

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

29 August

League match at Ardler Road, 12 noon.

30 August to 04 September

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

September 2020


05 September

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

05 September to 12 September

Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival organised by Blairgowrie & District Next Steps. For more information contact 01828 640763.

06 September

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

06 September

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

06 September

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

06 September

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

07 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.

08 September

Lansdowne Ladies Texas Scramble. Handicap limit 36. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622.  

13 September

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

18 September

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

23 September to 25 September

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

26 September

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

October 2020


01 October to 01 November

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

01 October

Trout fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

02 October to 04 October

Bookmark, Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival. 2020 Programme released in June. Various venues. Tickets available online or from Blairgowrie Library (01250 871305).

04 October

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

10 October

Salmon fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

23 October to 24 October

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

24 October

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

24 October

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

29 October to 01 November

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

November 2020


06 November to 08 December

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

06 November to 08 November

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

07 November

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

21 November to 21 November

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

21 November to 22 November

Cancer Research UK Christmas Fair, Scone Palace.

December 2020


04 December to 31 December

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