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Huntly Hairst a Celebration of Rural Life
The Huntly Hairst is a Celebration of Rural Life with events planned for 2021. The 2020 events have been postponed. It is a celebration of the North East of Scotland food and traditions and ties in with a bit of fun, family centred events.
Events during the Huntly Hairst include:
- An Halloween Parade
- Hog Roast
- Children's Fancy Dress Competition
- Neatest Neep Lantern
- Drive in film shows
- Food Demonstrations
- Food shows including a Ready Steady Cook type event
- Whisky Tasting
- Food trail by bicycle
- Huntly Farmers market with live animals for the children to see
- Art Exhibition
- Farm Visit to Wellheads Farm
- Best Stovies In The World Competition
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Huntly Hairst Halloween Festival 2019
The Huntly Hairst Halloween Festival 2019 on Saturday 7th September encourages visitors from outside Huntly to participate in their festival. They hope to encourage creativity by offering a variety of cultural events whilst showcasing local produce and talent.
Events take place in local venues such as Castle Hotel, the Glendronach Distillery, Cooper Park, Huntly Castle, the Rose and Thistle Bistro, Brander Library, The Square, Gartly Hall, The Stewart's Hall
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Huntly Hairst 2009
The Huntly Hairst 2009 takes place on the weekend of the 5 and 6 September. Events include a Farmer's Market, Chinese Cooking Lessons, Hunt the Haggis, Can't Cook Won't Cook event and the World Stovies championship. For more information visit www.huntlyhairst.co.uk
More Aberdeenshire Festivals
2022 dates TBA.
The first Huntly Hairst Halloween Food Festival
was held between the 2 and 4 November 2007 at Huntly in Aberdeenshire. Celebrity guest will be food critic and journalist Nell Nelson who appears on STV in the television programme The Woman Who Ate Scotland as she cycles to Scottish restaurants, hotels and other places of food interest sampling the great cuisine from Scotland.