• Maryborough Highland Gathering 2024


The 161st 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 organized 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 and comprises of:

• Street March at 11.00 a.m.

• Highland Pipe Bands and Brass Bands on display

• Max Martin Memorial 120 metre Maryborough Gift 

• 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

View full program: HERE

Princes Park, Maryborough VIC 3465
11:00am - 10:00pm