2017 Te Anau Tartan Festival

2017 Te Anau Tartan Festival

The Te Anau Tartan Festival is a celebration of New Zealand's, and especially Southland's Scottish heritage. This family fun-filled event is held over the Easter weekend and includes a traditional 'highland' games, dancing, piping and drumming competitions, Pipeworkz in Concert and a Hoedown.

The events

The weekend has a number of events to tickle the fancy. From strength to sampling there's something for all.

The Pipeworkz concert on Friday 14th April. Pipeworkz fuses a diverse range of musical styles and instruments to deliver a dramatic, exciting and totally unique musical experience.

The Highland Games, Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Flying Scotsman and Tug-o-war events are held at the Te Anau Primary School on the Saturday 15th April.

  • Highland heavyweight championship - Includes caber tossing, sheaf tossing, stone carry, and farmer's walk.
  • Kids’ junior highland games
  • Piping and dancing - Solo piping, Solo drumming, Pipe band performances
  • Scottish-themed food
  • Best dressed person
  • One mile kilted dash

The After Match Function is on Saturday 15th April starting at 8pm. A fun filled night of scottish music and dancing!

For information about each event go to The Programme.

For further information contact info@teanauevents.co.nz

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Te Anau Primary School
fb Event Summary: 
The main event takes place on Saturday with sports and all things tartan.

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