Programme and Map

2019 – this will be updated September 2020

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

Hororata Highland Games 2019 Programme – 9th November 2019
Feature Events
12.00pm Chieftain’s Welcome Ceremony Main Stage
Best Dressed Lad and Lassie – register by 12pm at the merchandise stall in the Hororata marquee
Main 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 Selwyn Times stall Race Track
From 3.15pm Southfuels Tug O’ War Finals Tug O’ War Arena
Massed Highland Fling Main Stage
Hororata Stones Heavy Arena
4.15pm Closing Ceremony – Massed Bands march and Prizegiving Heavy Arena – Main stage
Competition Programme – All competitions break for lunch 12.00 – 12.30pm (Dancing will break 12pm-1pm)
8.45am- 3.15pm Highland Spin- a Fleece to Garment Competition Highland Spin Marquee
9.00am – 11.30am Solo Piping & Drumming Competition Band Arena
9.00am – 3.30pm Highland Dancing Competition Main Stage
9.00am – 12.00pm Harraways Junior Warriors Inter-Schools Competition – prize giving 1.30pm Junior Warriors Arena
9.00am – 11.45am FMG Teen Warriors Competition  Have A Go Arena
10.00am – 3.00pm Heavy Arena
10.00am – 4.00pm Oceania Heavyweight Championship Heavy Arena
10.00am – 2.00pm Tug O’ War Arena
11.30am – 3.00pm 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 Helloworld Rolleston 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 11am 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
11.30am – 12.00pm and

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Have A Go at playing the Bag Pipes – FREE
Band Arena
9.30am – 3.00pm Spinning & Wool Craft Demonstrations/Have A Go Highland Spin Marquee
Kids Harraways Porridge Eating Competition – enter for FREE on the day before 12pm at the Junior Warriors arena
Junior Warriors Arena
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
9.30am – 3.00pm
City of Christchurch Pipe Band entertaining at various locations around the venue
Various Locations
9.30am – 3.30pm
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
10.00am & 2.15pm Irish Dancing Demonstrations Duncan Cotterill Stage
10.45am & 2.45pm  Southern Celtic Fiddle Orchestra performance Duncan Cotterill Stage
11.30am & 1.15pm Scottish Country Dancing Demonstrations South end track
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Steve MacDonald – international Celtic singer click for details Duncan Cotterill Stage

Free programmes will be offered on the day. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF VERSION OF THE PROGRAMME

Please note that we are still finalising the programme, and it could change slightly, so do check again!

Map – 2019 Site Overview   (click to enlarge)

Map – 2019 Stall Map detailed (click to enlarge)