Huntly Hairst at Huntly Auction Mart
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- Website: www.huntlyhairst.co.uk
A day filled with a wide variety of country activities. Have a go at pony riding, forest crafting or valuing farm machinery, or take a peek at many of the demonstrations on offer, from rabbit skinning to Neolithic homestead re-enactment. There are also plenty of stalls and outings throughout the day. Part of Huntly Hairst.
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Pony Rides Corrylair Trekking Centre provide lead-rein pony rides. £3 per ride, £5 for two.
Forest Crafts – Fire making and survival skills.
Rhynie Wifies – Neolithic homestead re-enactment group.
Park Lane Café – open all day.
Art Display art from pupils at The Gordon Schools.
Books Abroad – second hand book sale by local book charity.
Craft Stalls – A range of local arts, crafts, photography and more…
Charity Stalls – Local charities and organisations raise funds and awareness.
Wood turning demonstrations from Gordon Woodworkers.
Renewables – working models of solar panels and wind turbines.
Livestock – A chance to see some rare breed sheep, pigs and poultry… along with donkeys and ponies.
Machinery valuation – Can you accurately value six items of farm equipment?
Writers' Pen – Local writers of all abilities, amateur or professional will read, sell, sign and talk about their books, poetry or other writings. Readers and listeners are invited to come and meet the authors.
Market Stalls – A selection of food & crafts stalls.
Vintage Tractors – Old tractors restored to their former glory.
Demonstrations throughout the day (times to be advised).
Tranquility Town Cowboys Shows Wild West reenactments, horse-shoe pitching & Old West Paraphernalia, displays and entertainment from the Northern Rough Riders .
Dog Agility Display – Can your dog do this?
9am Family Harvest Service with the Reverend Dr Kay Gauld, a unique setting for a thanksgiving for the food we enjoy. Bring a posy of wild or garden flowers to help decorate the auction ring.
10.15am–4pm Scarecrow Competition – View entries for this year’s art competition.
10.30am Sheep shearing display – An expert shearer at work.
10.30am–noon Music & song entertainment from local musicians & performers.
12.30pm–2pm Butchery Demonstration – By popular demand, champion butcher Gary Raeburn demonstrates his skills.
1pm Sheep shearing display
1pm–4pm Walk on the Wild Side – wild food foraging in Battlehill Woods.
2pm Archaeological Farm Walk & Drive – A tour of defended settlements in the Clashindarroch Forest, with landscape archaeologist Colin Shepherd. By permission of the Forestry Commission. Stout shoes, waterproofs, dogs on leads. Car-sharing welcome. Leaves from Hairst Info stall.
2.30pm Rabbit skinning demonstration – Learn how to skin and joint a rabbit for the pot. Followed by a Pigeon Plucking Contest – See how quickly (and neatly) you can prepare a pigeon for the casserole. See website for entry forms. (The Pens)
2.30pm–3pm Music & Song Entertainment from local musicians & performers. (The Ring)
3.30pm Sheep shearing display An expert shearer at work. (The Pens)
3.45pm Raffle Draw & Prizegiving – Winners of the various Hairst competitions will be presented with their prizes by The Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, James Ingleby. (The Ring)
4.15pm-4.30pm Closing Music & Song (The Ring)
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