The Maryborough Highland Gathering holds a long and proud history, with gold-rush origins that date back over 150 years. Formed by Scottish prospectors and businessmen who wanted to organised an event to re create their traditional New Year Highland celebrations in their adopted land. This iconic event is Australia's oldest continuous sporting event.
• Street March at 11.00 a.m. • Highland Pipe Bands and Brass Bands on display. • Max Martin Memorial 120 metre Maryborough Gift - $10,300. • Sheaf Tossing for height and accuracy. • Highland Dancing (two Stands). • Athletics - Men’s and Women’s events (70 metres to 1500 metres). • Local and Inter State competitors. • Bookmakers on Athletics and Racing. • Massed Highland Dancers. • Girl on the Drum spectacular. • Massed Highland Bands. • Highland Games and Caber Tossing. • Sideshows and novelties. • Pipe and Brass Bands on oval renditions. • Strong Man events. • Most appropriately dressed male and female patrons with Scottish theme. • Sideshows Ample catering. • Evening concert and fireworks display. • Comprehensive Program - Lucky prizes. • Reasonable admission prices. • Picturesque venue. • 10.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Due to COVID restrictions the 2022 Highland Gathering has been cancelled, please read statement here.