Programme and Map

Please note that we are still finalising the programme, and it could change slightly, so do check again! It is shaping up to be a great year for the Hororata Highland Games as our community celebrates the festival’s 10th birthday.

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

Hororata Highland Games 2020 Programme – 7th November 2020
Feature Events
10.30pm Vintage Car Parade Race Track
12.00pm Chieftain’s Welcome Ceremony – NEW this year will include the Massed Bands March Past Main Stage
Best Dressed Lad and Lassie – register by 12pm at the merchandise stall in the Hororata marquee
Duncan Cotterill Stage
Hororata Pie Eating Competition– register at the Pie Cart by 12:30pm
Duncan Cotterill Stage
2.30pm The Selwyn Times Kilted Mile – register by 1:30pm at the Infomation area Race Track
3.30pm Southfuels Tug O’ War Finals Tug O’ War Arena
3.45pm Hororata Stones Heavy Arena
Competition Programme – All competitions break for lunch 12.00 – 12.30pm (Dancing will break 11.45pm-12.45pm)
9.00am – 10.30am Solo Piping & Drumming Competition Band Arena
9.00am – 3.30pm Highland Dancing Competition Main Stage
9.00am – 11.00pm Harraways Junior Warriors Inter-Schools Competition – prize giving 1.00pm Junior Warriors Arena
10.00am – 4.00pm  Heavy Event Championships Heavy Arena
10.00am – 3.00pm Tug O’ War Arena
11.00am – 4.00pm Pipe Band Competition Band Arena
Have A Go Programme – All Have A Go arenas break for lunch 12.00 – 12.30pm
9.00am – 3.30pm Have A Go Arena FREE to those over 15 years – Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss, Stones and Farmers Walk – more details Have a Go Arena
9.30am– 3.30pm
Harraways Junior Warriors – FREE for children under age of 14 years to Have A Go at Caber Toss, Haggis Hurl, Farmers Walk, Stone Put Junior Warriors Arena
9.30am – 3.30pm
CMG Motors Vehicle Pull – open to teams of five to enter, FREE (note this activity will pause at 11.30am and 2.30pm for other events to run)- more details
Race Track
9.30am – 3.30pm
Hororata Small Bore Rifle Club Have A Go
Rifle Club Stall
9.30am – 3.30pm
Newzengland Archery
Fairground area
9.30am – 3.30pm
Tugging Rig – free for all ages to Have A Go – FREE
More FM Stall
10.30am – 3.30pm
Have A Go at playing the Bag Pipes – FREE
Band Arena
9.30am – 3.30pm Spinning & Wool Craft Demonstrations/Have A Go Farmyard
Mike Pero Real Estate Colour In Competition winners announced
Mike Pero Stall 82
Entertainment Programme – click for more details
9.30am – 3.30pm
Clans represented & Genealogy– not just for the Scots!
St Andrews Square
10.00am– 3.00pm
City of Christchurch Pipe Band entertaining at various locations around the venue
Various Locations
10.00am – 3.30pm
Medieval combat demonstrations and to try your hand at a variety of medieval skills with the Society for Creative Anachronism
SCA Arena
9.30am – 4.00pm
Scottish Farmyard Open
10.00am & 2.45pm Irish Dancing Demonstrations Duncan Cotterill Stage
10.45am & 3.15pm  Southern Celtic Fiddle Orchestra performance Duncan Cotterill Stage
11.30am & 1.15pm Scottish Country Dancing Demonstrations South end track
2.00pm Selwyn Community Choir Performance Duncan Cotterill Stage

Map – 2019 Site Overview   (click to enlarge)

Map – 2019 Stall Map detailed (click to enlarge)