The COLCHESTER HIGHLAND GAMES & GATHERING is not only a
SPORTING EVENT (Heavyweights Maritime Championship, Wrestling, Tug O War & Athletics)
but also brings you
DANCE (Irish, Scottish Highland, Mik'maq & Ceilidh)
MUSIC (Pipe Bands, Live Music Stage with Internationally acclaimed artists & local Acts)
HISTORICAL RE-ENACTORS (18th century sword & muskets & modern warfare)
ARCHERY, FOOD TRUCKS, CRAFT FAIR, WORKSHOPS & Much, Much more...
Come Celebrate Your Culture & Heritage
Schedule of events for 2019 now available HERE
Adults 15 - 60yrs ~ $15
Children 5 - 14 years ~ $10
Seniors over 60 yrs ~ $10
Ceilidh Dance - Over 19yrs ~ $15
Opening Ceremony - Civic Sq ~ FREE
Grab your 'wife', girlfriend, daughter or your best friend and see if you can outlast the best by carrying her/him the full distance.
The winning couple will take home a Games Medal and the 'wife's' weight in kg as a cash prize.
If you think you have the stamina to take first place and win a place in history register HERE
In 2019 the Games & Gathering are hosting an amateur piping competition.
It is open to all pipers with pipes of any description.
The competition will be judged by Dougie Wilkinson. A grammy award winning musician, Dougie has been piping for many years and is currently on tour with his band Clann An Drumma.
Apply to enter HERE
We are honoured to have Clann an Drumma appear at the games for their 3rd year, with 8 albums to their name and a Mel Gibson movie soundtrack under their belts, they are a band not to be missed.
Anyone who lives locally and has a talent that you would like to show off are now invited to set up at the games.
Pay the admission fee and set up your hat and collect some cash!
Information & application form available HERE
Interested in getting involved with the planning and implementation of our 2019 Games?
Drop in Meetings take place at 7pm in the Bible Hill Village Hall, 67 Pictou Road on the last Thursday of every month. (except June)
We will also have two additional meetings in the run up to the games on August 19th and September 3rd.
These meetings are very informal & Everyone is welcome.
Our Games are entirely run by volunteers who fundraise throughout the year in order to pay for services required to continue to make this event the
'Best Games in the Maritimes'
The games supports local businesses, musicians, athletes, children & more... help us continue to provide this event by attending our fundraisers and the games themselves or by sponsoring one of the Games events.
We appreciate all contributions no matter how BIG or small.
Release your 'Inner Artist' and create your very own masterpiece
Had fun at paint night then come along and learn the more in depth Paint techniques, tools, colour mixing and mediums, then paint right alongside the artist to create an amazing work of art.
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Vendors - $15 entry to games only - no space fee
Non Profits - Free entry to games - no space fee
Clans - Free Entry to games - no space fee
Buskers - $15 entry to games only - no space fee
Highland Dance - Free entry for competitors only - competition fee applies - medals/cups
Solo Piping - Free entry for competitors - competition fee applies - Prize money/medal
Tug O War - $15 entry to games - Competition fee applies - Prize money/cup
Wife Carrying - $15 entry to games - competition fee applies - Prize money based on wt
Wrestling - Free entry for competitors only - Insurance fee if not registered with WNS - medal
Heavyweights - $15 Entry fee - Cup/medal/Tshirt
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The Colchester Games has been approached by a film production company requesting that they be allowed to film some of their upcoming movie at the Games & Gathering in 2019!
Discussions are currently underway - stay tuned for more details
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Our Pantomime was a great success.
Thank you to all the actors/stage crew/choir and everyone who took the time to volunteer for our stage production.
We would also like to thank all those who bought tickets to this event, we hope to see you in 2019 for our production of CINDERELLA
Marigold Theatre, Truro on December 6th, 7th & 8th
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Voted Best Games in the Maritimes 2017 by the
Federation of Scottish Culture
Come along and see our 'Twist on Tradition' in 2019
Would you like to see your name or company's name
on the side of the Maritime Championship Caber?
On a banner on our live music stage?
On some of our athletes or volunteer T shirts?
Get mentioned throughout the day during the games?
Be in our programme?
Be on our field posters?
Featured on our Website?
With over 1500 visitors to our games your name will be out there
Don't miss out on this great opportunity.
The Colchester Highland Games & Gathering will bring much needed
tourism, business & prestige to our county.
Alternatively, Please come along and support one of our fundraising Events.
Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
September 7th 2019
Jennifer Dr Ballfields, Bible Hill