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Moffat and the surrounding area offers a wide range of activities for visitors and residents alike.

HEADLINE EVENTS in 2017 include:

31 Mar - 2 April 2017

Moffat Music Live Presents an Acoustic Music Weekend: ‘The Moffat Rammy’

Acoustic Music and Singing Sessions – Americana, Blues, Folk, Traditional and ‘Anything Goes’ . Open to all musicians, singers, poets and even banjo and uke players! Come along and join in – or – draw up a comfy chair with your favourite drink and enjoy listening. Free entry


28 May 2017

Fun Day in Station Park

Traditional fun for the whole family. Stalls, food to go, children’s rides and family boating . The afternoon’s climax is the famous Moffat Duck Race: 700 plastic ducks paddling for their lives!
Contact: Sarah Ottewell on 07710 661577 or moffatpromotions@gmail .com


8 - 11 June 2017

The Eden Festival

A boutique music festival for the family with 12 stages including new music, art, workshops, games and much more .
For full details see the website: www.edenfestival .co .uk


24 - 25 June 2017

Classic Car Rally

The biggest classic car event in Scotland with an exhibition of classic and vintage cars at Moffat Showground . See them set off on their rally on the Saturday from 12 noon at 15-minute intervals in groups of 60 cars . Sunday is the main day to view the cars in the showground, which is open 10 .30am–4pm, with the prize-giving at 3pm . Adopted Charities for 2017 are Macmillan Cancer Support and other cancer charities .
Contact: Gordon Bisset on 01387 710318 or Gordon@sre-scot .co .uk


8 - 16 July 2017

Gala Week

A week of fun events for all the family: Foreign Object Competition; 5-a-side Football; Observation Trail; Mr. Bubbles; Green Bowling Competition; Junior Darts; Festival of Running; Tennis Competition; Bingo; All the Fun of the Fair; Senior Darts; Installation of Shepherd and Shepherd’s Lass; Gala Ball; Gala Day – full day of entertainment ending with the Gala Procession to the greenfrog Hammerlands for the Bonfire and Disco; Kirking Service .
Contact: Idy Davidson on 07900 152509 or idydavidson@aol .com


23 July 2107

Mass Garage Sale

A must for bargain hunters and an opportunity to explore Moffat’s outstanding conservation town . Be the early bird that catches the worm! Register your garage and buy your map from 17 Reasons on Well Street or Moffat TIC .
Contact: 17 Reasons on 07922 735088 or contact@17reasons .co .uk
Contact: Moffat TIC on 01683 221210 or info@moffat-tourist-information-centre .info


30 July – 5 August 2017

South of Scotland Tennis Championships

One of the oldest tennis tournaments in Scotland which dates back to the 1880s, there are 28 events scheduled over 7 days from Sunday 30 July to Saturday 5 August . The Championship expects 100 plus players descending on Moffat from under 8s to over 45 events, with gents, ladies, mixed and junior boys and girls events . Players travel from all over Britain to play in the Championships with junior finals happening on most days and the senior finals scheduled for Saturday 5 August . The Beechgrove Pavilion Café will be open each day.
Contact: Michael Goldie on southofscotlandtennistournament@yahoo .co .uk


7–12 August 2017

41st World Gold Panning Championships

Come along to watch – or join in – the 41st World Gold Panning Championships, an international event which attracts competitors from over 20 countries to pan native sand and gravel in a specially made panning pool to find gold for the chance to become a World Champion . In addition to gold panning, there will be children’s entertainers during the week, a refreshments marquee with a bar, and a full programme of evening entertainment, including a ceilidh . Meals will be available on site and there will be a range of interesting stalls to browse .
Contact: Richard Deighton on wgpcmoffat2017@gmail .com


13 August 2017

Moffat Sheep Races

Our favourite knitted jockeys and racing sheep return to Moffat High Street for another fantastic day’s racing and a great line-up of family entertainment, Moffat Farmers’ Market and as many sheep-related activities as we can pack into the space that’s left . We can confidently claim that this annual event is now world famous!
Contact: Sarah Ottewell on 07710 661577 or moffatpromotions@gmail .com


26 August 2017

Agricultural Show

Judging of cattle, sheep etc . Home industries and craft marquees and lots of interesting stalls .
Contact: Hazel Crichton on 01461 204890 or Hazel_crichton@hotmail .co .uk


3 September 2017

Lord Dowding Memorial Service

Service to commemorate the life of Lord Dowding will include bands, flypast (weather permitting), short service and wreath laying .


20–22 October 2017

Moffat Russian Conference 2017: ‘The Russian Phoenix – art and literature in the era of the 1905 and 1917 revolutions’

Moffat Russian Conferences is delighted to announce the 6th Moffat Russian Conference, a major international gathering, held annually in the town . This year’s theme examines the response in literature and the visual arts to the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917 . Two contemporary novelists from Russia will discuss their re-imaginings of the period: ‘what if...’; there will be sessions by British and Russian specialists on Mayakovsky, including his work in the visual arts, theatre and film, as well as his poetry; the novels of Bulgakov, in particular ‘The White Guard’, and Blok’s ‘The Twelve’ . Speakers from Scotland will discuss the response of such poets as Hugh MacDiarmid to the momentous Russian events . Full simultaneous translation is provided and all are welcome .
Contact: Liz Roberts Tel . 01683 221296 or info@moffatrussianconferences .com
See also www.moffatbookevents .com


26 November 2017

Moffat Christmas Festival

Start your Christmas shopping in Moffat . The High Street is transformed into a thriving Street Market complete with Children’s Rides . There are also two bustling indoor Craft Fairs with quality Christmas themed products and live entertainment . Santa arrives around 1 .15pm, is in his Grotto in the Town Hall from 2pm and returns to the town centre to switch on the famous Moffat Christmas Lights at 4 .30pm . You can take your own carriage drive around the town to complete the experience!
Contact: Sarah Ottewell on 07710 661577 or moffatpromotions@gmail .com


31 December 2017

Hogmanay in Moffat

Experience the special atmosphere as Moffat High Street fills with people to bring in the New Year with a bang in a spectacular firework display.
Contact: Moffat Tourist Information Centre on 01683 221210 or info@moffat-tourist-information-centre .info


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