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27th Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo Programme

This year we have hugely increased the size of our variety stage, and all of our special guests are playing there during the day.

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 O’Hagan Vision Care Paeroa – Solo Piping Competition near Band Rotunda, eastern end of Domain.
9.00am onwards Highland Dancing Competition, western end of Domain by Fire Station.
9.00am onwards H.G Leach – Axemen’s Chopping Carnival, by Netball Courts.
9.00am Solo Drumming Competition, under trees near Band Rotunda.
9.00am Paeroa Lions – Junior (Kids) Highland Games, Western Side of the Domain.
9.30am onwards Directline Freight – Heavyweight Field Events, Main Arena. See the strong guys Toss the Caber and throw the big weights.
10.30am Clans March inside the domain led by Pipes & Drums of Thames Valley. Followed by the Opening Ceremony of the 27th 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”.
11.00am – 11.20pm The Topp Twins Variety Stage.
11.00am – 11.20pm Scottish Country Dancers Variety Stage.
11.40am – 12.00pm Carolyn Parker-Bingham Variety Stage.
12 Noon onwards Hauraki District Council – Pipe Bands Contest, adjacent to Band rotunda. Hear and see top Pipe Bands competing in their Sets & Medleys.
12pm – 12.20pm Brendan Dugan Variety Stage.
12.20pm – 1pm Country Dancers Variety Stage.
1pm – 1.20pm Sue and John Variety Stage.
1.30pm- 2pm Tartan in the Park: Family group, 1+ adults 1+ children, Variety Stage.
2pm- 2.30pm The Topp Twins, Variety Stage.
2.30pm- 3pm Saltire Duo, Variety Stage.
4.00pm New! Steam Punk Tartan – The Topp Twins are the judges, Variety Stage
5.30pm Street March, New route for the Street March ending with all of the Bands marching all the way into the Domain and through the castle.
6.30 to 9.00pm Evening Tattoo – 2 1/2 hour family spectacular! This years special guests are The Topp Twins, Brendan Dugan and the Saltire Duo. We have 13 Pipe Bands taking part in this years Evening Tattoo, as well as the heaving weight event like the Caber Toss and Farmers Walk.

27th Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo Programme

This year we have hugely increased the size of our variety stage, and all of our special guests are playing there during the day.

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.

  • 9.00am onwardsO’Hagan Vision Care Paeroa – Solo Piping Competition near Band Rotunda, eastern end of Domain.
  • 9.00am onwardsHighland Dancing Competition, western end of Domain by Fire Station.
  • 9.00am onwardsH.G Leach – Axemen’s Chopping Carnival, by Netball Courts.
  • 9.00am onwardsSolo Drumming Competition, under trees near Band Rotunda.
  • 9.00am onwardsPaeroa Lions – Junior (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.
  • 10.30pmClans March inside the domain, led by Pipes & Drums of Thames Valley. followed by the Opening Ceremony of the 27th 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”.
  • 11.00am – 11.20amThe Topp Twins – Variety Stage
  • 11.20am – 11.40amScottish Country Dancers – Variety Stage
  • 11.40am – 12pmCarolyn Parker-Bingham – Variety Stage
  • 12 Noon onwardsHauraki District Council – Pipe Bands Contest, adjacent to Band rotunda. Hear and see top Pipe Bands competing in their Sets & Medleys.
  • 12pm – 12.20pmBrendan Dugan – Variety Stage
  • 12.20pm – 1pmCountry Dancer – Variety Stage
  • 1pm – 1.20pmSue and John – Variety Stage
  • 1.30pm – 2pmTartan in the Park: Family Groups and Mini Tartan – Variety Stage.
  • 2pm – 2.30pmThe Topp Twins – Variety Stage
  • 2.30pm – 3pmSaltire Duo – Variety Stage
  • 4.00pmSteampunk Tartan: – Variety Stage
  • 5.25pmStreet March, New route for the Street March ending with all of the Bands marching all the way into the Domain and through the castle.
  • 6.30 to 9.00pm approximatelyEvening Tattoo – 2 1/2 hour family spectacular! This years special guests are The Topp Twins, Brendan Dugan and the Saltire Duo. We have 13 Pipe Bands taking part in this years Evening Tattoo, as well as the heaving weight event like the Caber Toss and Farmers Walk.