Programme and Map

Gates Open 7.30am for competitors and 9.00am to the general public.



Hororata Highland Games 2017 Programme – 11th November
Competition Programme – All competitions break for lunch 11.00 – 11.30am
8.45am- 3.15pm Highland Spin- a Fleece to Garment Competition Highland Spin Marquee
9.00am – 11.25am Prime Smoke Solo Piping & Drumming Competition Prime Smoke Band Arena
9.00am – 3.30pm Highland Dancing Competition Main Stage
9.00am – 12.00pm Harraways Junior Warriors Inter Schools Competition Junior Warriors Arena
10.00am – 3.00pm
Gough CAT Amateur Heavy Championship–Mens and Womens
Heavy Arena
10.00am – 4.00pm Gough CAT Oceania Heavyweight Championship Heavy Arena
10.00am – 2.00pm
Southfuels Tug O’ War Heats
Tug O’ War Arena
11.25am – 3.00pm Prime Smoke Pipe Band Competition Prime Smoke Band Arena
Have A Go Programme – All Have A Go arenas break for lunch 11.00 – 11.30am
9.00am – 3.30pm More FM Scavenger Hunt – get your entry sheets at the gate and get hunting! Hand completed sheet in to the More FM team to claim a prize. – NEW for 2017. More FM Stall
9.00am – 3.30pm Have A Go Arena free to those over 15 years – Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stones(new) and Farmers Walk – more details Have a Go Arena
9.30pm– 3.30pm
Junior Warriors – free for children under age of 14 years to Have A Go at Caber Toss, Haggis Hurl, Farmers Walk Junior Warriors Arena
9.30am – 2.30pm
Gough CAT Vehicle Pull – open to teams of five to enter, $10 per attempt – more details
Race Track
9.30am – 3.30pm
Hororata Small Bore Rifle Club Have A Go
Rifle Club Stall
9.30am – 3.30pm
Have A Go Cat Mini Excavator
Gough CAT Arena
9.30am – 3.30pm
Fairground area
9.30am – 3.30pm
Kids Harraways Porridge Eating Competition
Junior Warriors Arena
9.30am – 3.30pm
Tugging Rig – free for all ages to Have A Go – NEW for 2017
More FM Stall
11.30am – 12.00pm and

1.00pm – 2.00pm

Have A Go at playing the Bag Pipes – NEW for 2017
Clan Lane
9.30am – 3.00pm Spinning & Wool Craft Demonstrations/Have A Go Highland Spin Marquee
Entertainment Programme – click for more details
9.30am – 3.30pm
Clans represented & Genealogy– not just for the Scots!
Clan Lane
9.30am – 3.00pm
City of Christchurch Pipe Band entertaining at various locations around the venue
Various Locations
9.30am – 3.00pm
Medieval combat demonstrations every hour and to try your hand at a variety of medieval skills with the Society for Creative Anachronism
SCA Arena
9.30am, 11.00am,
12.45pm, 2.00pm
Sheep Shearing Demonstrations– machine and blade
Highland Spin Marquee
9.45am & 2.00pm Southern Celtic Fiddle Orchestra performance Duncan Cotterill Stage
10.30am & 1.00pm Scottish Country Dancing Demonstrations South end track
11.30am & 2.30pm Irish Dancing Demonstrations Duncan Cotterill Stage
11.30am & 2.00pm Whisky Seminars – join Michael Fraser-Milne for a light hearted but informative seminar on Whisky Seminar Marquee
Steve McDonald: international Celtic Singer thanks to Creative Communities NZ Selwyn District – click for details Duncan Cotterill Stage
Dairyworks Colour In Competition Prize Giving
Dairyworks Stand
Feature Events
11.00am Armistice Day Remembrance Chieftain Welcome Ceremony Main Stage
11.05am Chieftain Welcome Ceremony Main Stage
Hororata Pie Eating Competition– enter at Pie Cart by 12:30pm
Duncan Cotterill Stage
2.30pm The Selwyn Times Kilted Mile – register by 1:30pm @ the Selwyn Times stall Race Track
3.00pm Closing Ceremony

Southfuels Tug O’ War Finals

Hororata Stones

Highland Dancing Choreographed performances

Steve McDonald performance


Tug O’ War Arena

Heavy Arena

Main Stage

Main Stage

4.00pm Massed Bands March Past & Prize Giving Heavy Arena

Click here to download a printable version of our programme. Free programmes will be offered on the day.

Map – 2017 Site Overview  (click to enlarge)