The Hororata Highland Games returns on 5 November 2022!
The Hororata Highland Games attracts over 300 competitors who compete in Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Tug O’ War, Highland Spin (a fleece to garment challenge), Small Bore Shooting, Amateur Scottish heavy athletics (men’s and women’s) and the Oceania Heavyweight Championship (professional Scottish heavy athletics). Competitors come from throughout New Zealand and internationally to compete.
2016 saw a record crowd of Over 10,000 attend. Visitors don’t come just to sit on the bleachers, but all ages can have a go themselves in modified or replicas of the competitive events. Have A Go events include the Junior Warriors, Caber or Sheath toss, Lightweight Farmers Walk, Small Bore Shooting, Archery, Kilted Mile, Haggis Hurl and the Hororata Pie Eating Competition. Most of these events are free to participate in.
The event hosts over 100 stalls offering quality merchandise and produce. In the stalls area there is a children’s fairground, music entertainment and Scottish country dancing. Many stalls have a Taste of Scotland on offer. Visitors discover Scottish heritage and their ancestry in Clan Lane.