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The programme for the 26th Paeroa Highland Games is currently under construction. We have a lot more entertainment to announce and this year we are filling the whole of the Paeroa Domain, stay tuned!

26th Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo Programme

All events continue throughout the day (unless stated). During the day visit the Clans’ area to purchase Scottish souvenirs, check out your Genealogy, try Scottish food, and see the wonderful Highland cattle. Children’s entertainment is running throughout the day including Stilt Walkers, Mythical Creatures and the ever popular Jiggle The Clown. Our new Highland Bar located next to the grandstand, with a great view of the main arena.  First Aid Team on site throughout the day.

Time Event and Location
9.00am onwards Solo Piping Competition “O’Hagan Vision Care Paeroa” near Band Rotunda, eastern end of Domain.
9.00am onwards Highland Dancing Competition, western end of Domain by Fire Station.
9.00am onwards Axemen’s Chopping Carnival, by Netball Courts.
9.00am Solo Drumming Competition, under trees near Band Rotunda.
9.00am Junior (Kids) Highland Games, Western Side of the Domain.
9.30am onwards Heavyweight Field Events, Main Arena. See the strong guys Toss the Caber and throw the big weights.
10.00am onwards Clans March inside the domain led by Pipes & Drums of Thames Valley.
10.30am The Opening Ceremony of the 26th Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo is to take place in front of the Grandstand. It will commence with the singing of the New Zealand the unofficial Scottish anthem “Flower of Scotland”. Including Paeroa Central School Kapa Haka group
11.00am – 4.00pm New! Variety Stage featuring all kinds of local performers.
12 Noon onwards Pipe Bands Contest, adjacent to Band rotunda. Hear and see top Pipe Bands competing in their Sets & Medleys.
1pm Tartan in the Park: Family group, 2 adults 2-3 children, Variety Stage.
4.00pm New! Steam Punk Tartan, Adults Only Main Arena.
5.00pm Axemen’s Relay, Main Arena.
5.25pm Street March, Bands will march from Liquor King, Normanby Road, all the way into the Domain and through the castle.
6.30 to 9.00pm approximately Evening Tattoo – 2 1/2 hour family spectacular! This years special guest is and the McSweeney Brothers Band, as well as fire performers “Highly Fammable” and Steel Drum Band “Bay Silver Pans”

New Variety Stage in front of Clan Village

Time Performers
11am Carolyn Parker Bingham
11.30am Jessica and Baxter (Guitar/Ukulele/Singers)
Noon Paeroa Country Music Group
1pm Tartan in the Park, Family Groups
1.30pm Country Dancer
2pm Carolyn Parker Bingham
2.30pm Jessica and Baxter (Guitar/Ukulele/Singers)
2.30pm Jasmin (Guitar/Sax/Vocals)

The programme for the 26th Paeroa Highland Games is currently under construction. We have a lot more entertainment to announce and this year we are filling the whole of the Paeroa Domain, stay tuned!

26th Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo Programme

All events continue throughout the day (unless stated). During the day visit the Clans’ area to purchase Scottish souvenirs, check out your Genealogy, try Scottish food, and see the wonderful Highland cattle. Children’s entertainment is running throughout the day including Stilt Walkers, Mythical Creatures and the always popular Jiggle The Clown. Our new Highland Bar located next to the grandstand, with a great view of the main arena.  First Aid Team on site throughout the day.

  • 9.00am onwardsSolo Piping Competition “O’Hagan Vision Care Paeroa” near Band Rotunda, eastern end of Domain.
  • 9.00am onwardsHighland Dancing Competition, western end of Domain by Fire Station.
  • 9.00am onwardsAxemen’s Chopping Carnival, by Netball Courts.
  • 9.00am onwardsSolo Drumming Competition, under trees near Band Rotunda.
  • 9.00am onwardsJunior (kids) Highland Games, western end of the domain.
  • 9.30am onwardsHeavyweight Field Events, Main Arena. See the strong guys Toss the Caber and throw the big weights.
  • 11.00am onwardsClans March to Town Centre led by Pipes & Drums of Thames Valley.
  • 12 Noon onwardsPipe Bands Contest, adjacent to Band rotunda. Hear and see top Pipe Bands competing in their Sets & Medleys.
  • 12.30pmThe Opening Ceremony of the 25th Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoois to take place in front of the Grandstand. It will commence with the singing of both the New Zealand and the unofficial Scottish anthem “Flower of Scotland”. Also featuring the Paeroa Central School Kapa Haka group.
  • 1.00pmTartan in the Park: Family Groups Variety Stage.
  • 4.00pmSteampunk Tartan: Main Arena.
  • 5.00pmAxemen’s Relay, Main Arena.
  • 5.25pmStreet March, Bands will march from Liquor King, Normanby Road, to the Domain.
  • 6.30 to 9.00pm approximatelyEvening Tattoo – 2 1/2 hour family spectacular!

New Variety Stage in front of Clan Village

Time Performers
11am Carolyn Parker Bingham
11.30am Jessica and Baxter (Guitar/Ukulele/Singers)
Noon Paeroa Country Music Group
1pm Tartan in the Park, Family Groups
1.30pm Country Dancer
2pm Carolyn Parker Bingham
2.30pm Jessica and Baxter (Guitar/Ukulele/Singers)
2.30pm Jasmin (Guitar/Sax/Vocals)