The Aberdeen Highland Games take place over two days and one night and is staged the first weekend in July each year. It is the final event of Scottish Australia Heritage Council’s Heritage Week. Heritage Week commences in Sydney and concludes at Aberdeen. This will be the fifteenth year of the games.
During the two day event more than 23 events take place at three venues with stalls providing food and Celtic displays all of which represent traditional Celtic culture and recreation. The Games are a gathering together from Sydney and regional New South Wales of bands, Clans, dancers, heavy events and state and interstate tug-of-war teams to celebrate the Celtic history of the Upper Hunter.
The Australian National Tug of War titles will be held at the 2014 games.