The Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival is held annually on the last Sunday of March and is the last gathering of the Victorian state season. Events prior to the Games include a Street March in the Main Street of Croydon shopping precinct during the Maroondah Festival in November , and a Cèilidh on the preceding Friday Night.

Where: JW Manson Reserve, Selkirk Ave, Wantirna

When: 29th March, 2020 - 9am-5pm

Cost: Adults $15, Concession $10, Children U16 Free

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Ringwood Highland Games is a 53 year old gathering in the tradition of the highland games held in Scotland and other countries to celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage. In their original form many centuries ago, highland games revolved around athletic and sports competitions.

Through these competitions the finest athletes were identified. The games were also a way for the clans to demonstrate their relative strength to each other without actually having to go to war.

The bagpipe symbolises music at our Games and, indeed, in Scotland itself. In addition to the massed bands, our gatherings feature a wide range of piping and drumming competition, including solo piping and drumming, small group ensembles and, of course, the pipe bands themselves.

Our event gathers the best competitive Highland & Country dancers from around Australia.

Our games includes other forms of Celtic music, such as dancing, fiddling, harp circles and folk bands.

Various food vendors will also offer assorted types of traditional Scottish refreshment and sustenance.


Committee

The Festival is managed by a committee of volunteers:

President

Wayne Makin

Vice-President

Martin Chambers

Treasurer

David Watson

Secretary

Alistair McInnes    secretary@ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

General Committee

Volunteers and Helpers

  • Committee member spouses and family
  • Alison Bruce
  • Ian McInnes
  • Many others.....