The Gathering Celtic Festival
At the Ipswich Turf Club, The Gathering Celtic Festival celebrates Celtic music, culture and performance. In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, visitors will witness the Queensland Pipe Band Championships, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment will also feature at this annual Highland gathering of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, Cornish Celtic cultures. Visitors can also sample Haggis, learn how to play the bagpipes and even participate in the strong man style Highland games, featuring the caber toss, kilted dash and tug-of-war.