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Bundanoon Is Brigadoon


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Fun & Games At Brigadoon.

In the mists of the NSW, Southern Highlands lies the village of Bundanoon, home to the traditional Scottish Highland Games. For the past 42 years, Bundanoon has gained the envious reputation throughout Australia for hosting “Bundanoon is Brigadoon”, the gathering held “Always in April” with a following of 12000 visitors come along & enjoy, & participate in the day.

Brigadoon begins at first light with the haunting sound of Bagpipes drifting across the village in anticipation of a day of traditional Scottish celebrations. While locals & guest’s alike lie safe & snug in their beds they awake to the sound of the bagpipes echoing hauntingly, while the village of Bundanoon is magically transformed into the mystical “Brigadoon”.

“Bundanoon is Brigadoon” has become one of the most successful events staged in the area. From its humble beginnings of a handful of pipe bands & spectators, & is recognised worldwide & has grown to into one of the finest Highland Gatherings in Australia.

The Street Parade starts at 9.00am & features 25 Pipe Bands from all over the state & inter state accompanied by a large variety of decorated floats & marching Clan Societies.

The Opening Ceremony begins at 10.00am. The Gathering is officially opened by the Chieftain of the Day. Spectators are then treated to a spectacular Massed Pipes & Drums display. The sheer pageantry of the display has to be seen to be appreciated; the magic of the occasion leaves one breathless. The swirling of a myriad of coloured tartans & music stirs the heart & makes you proud to wear the Kilt of your ancestors.

At the Oval there are over 100 specialist stalls, selling everything Scottish, from pies & shortbread to Clan memorabilia & souvenirs, with copious amounts of food promoting every nationality, even the Scots favourite “Haggis”.

All are made most welcome at the gathering & encouraged to participate in the “Traditional” and not so “traditional” games. You don’t even have to be Scottish to enjoy the day.

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If you've never attempted Scottish Country Dancing before, this is your chance as the display ends in the "Dashing White Sergeant" and the audience is invited to join in!

There are enough activities to keep you busy and entertained at Brigadoon throughout the day, including the solo fiddler, kennel club, Highland Cattle displays choirs and other performers.

You could spend some time watching the bands and drum majors practicing, highland dances, take in the colourful tartan dress of the crowds, or visit the many stalls in the Clan Area where you can find displays and information about the many Highland clans and septs, or trace your Scots heritage.

If a sword fight breaks out - don't panic! Chances are it is just a display of the ancient arts of warfare by the medieval warriors.

The sun has lowered in the western sky, the clock moves towards 4.00 p.m., and our day at Brigadoon is drawing to a close.

In the final ceremonies the pipes and drums reappear for the Final Massed Bands Display and inspection by the Chieftain of the Day. After the official Closing Ceremony the crowd falls silent for the Lone Piper.

Another year - another day at Brigadoon - has come to an end, and the crowd leaves in the gloaming with full hearts and their ears still ringing with the haunting sounds of the bagpipe.

Interact & have fun on our way to Bundanoon with nibbles, drinks, trivia & music games onboard our coach.

We can collect your friends on the way from Windsor, Penrith Panthers, Parramatta, Liverpool, Darling Harbour, Hurstville, Randwick, or Sutherland.

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Over 100 Food, Souvenir & Information Stalls

Hungry? There are dozens of Food Stalls serving food including devonshire teas and coffee, barbecue sausages and steaks, hot potatoes, pancakes, snacks, cakes, ice creams, lollies, and drinks.

Don't miss out on the Highland delicacies such as Scots pies, haggis, blood pudding, square sausage, and the famous Scottish Shortbread. Plus other interesting food stalls give the day a multicultural flavour.

There are lots of other stalls with Caledonian souvenirs and goods, jams and preserves, clothing, arts and crafts, and information tents.

The grounds are well served on the day with seats overlooking the arena, places to picnic - with tables and chairs, and toilet facilities. There is a licensed club adjacent for adults, and if it is a cool Highland day you might want to start with a wee dram!

Package includes:

  • Transportation with Chaperone for 5+
  • Morning Tea
  • Entry
  • A Nibble & A Drink

Please note tickets are non-refundable so once you buy a ticket the only way you can get a refund is if the promoter has to cancel the entire event.

All times are approximate & subject to change. Confirmation will be made closer to the event.

Package is subject to a minimum combined group booking of 10 people for transportation to be viable.

Transportation is from the Sutherland Shire. Other collection points available, although may incur an additional $10pp fee, depending on location. For all inquiries, including, wheelchairs & accessible bookings please email Debbie@organisedoccasions.com.au. I will inquire into the cost of carer access at the venue, upon inquiry.

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