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.

August 2019


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.

24 August

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

26 August

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

31 August to 08 September

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

31 August to 01 September

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

September 2019


01 September

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

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.

07 September

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

07 September

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

08 September

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

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

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

09 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.

09 September to 15 September

The ultimate team event in women's golf between Europe and the USA at Gleneagles.

12 September to 14 September

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

20 September

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

21 September

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

25 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.

28 September

Open Texas Scramble. Handicap limits: Gents: 28; Ladies: 26. Contact 01828 633322.

October 2019


01 October to 17 December

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club Class. Blairgowrie Town Hall. Beginners/Improvers Class 7.10 pm - 8.20 pm; General Class: 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Every Tuesday t 17th December.

03 October to 03 November

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

03 October

Trout fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

04 October to 06 October

Bookmark, Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival. 2019 Programme released in June. Various venues. Tickets available online or from Blairgowrie Library (01250 871305).

06 October

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

06 October to 07 October

36-hole Open Stableford over Gleneagles PGA Centenary (6th) and Rosemount (7th). Open to Men (handicap limit 24) and Ladies (handicap limit 36). Contact 01250 872622.

12 October

Salmon fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

26 October

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

26 October

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

31 October to 03 November

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

November 2019


08 November to 10 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.

23 November

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

23 November to 24 November

Cancer Research UK Christmas Fair, Scone Palace.

23 November

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

December 2019


06 December to 31 December

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

07 December

Christmas Market, Glamis Castle, 10am - 5pm. 80+ stalls of festive goodies.

12 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.