Banffshire Coast Event Guide

August 2016 Events

Gamrie (Gardenstown) Creatives Arts & Crafts Weekend

Gamrie (Gardenstown) Creatives Arts & Crafts Weekend12th Aug - 14th Aug

Gamrie Creatives Arts and Crafts weekend takes place from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August.

Come and see the artistic skills in 13 different venues in and around Gardenstown.

Banff Castle Family Fun Day and Car Boot Sale

Banff Castle Family Fun Day and Car Boot Sale13th Aug

Banff Castle Family Fun Day and Car Boot Sale takes place in Banff Castle Grounds on Saturday 13th August.

There will be:

  • Bouncy Castle
  • Face Painting
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Picnic Food
  • Stalls
  • Games
  • Story telling
  • Ice Cream
  • Home made cakes
  • Tea & Coffee


Super Saturday - Fraserburgh

Super Saturday - Fraserburgh13th Aug

Super Saturdays are event days packed full of fun for the whole family and each month has a different theme. Each event has a different theme and we have a super range of market stalls, tasting gazebos, demonstrations using local produce, all day live street entertainment and plenty of great activities for children and families to take part in.

Super Saturday takes place in Saltoun Square and Broad Street from 10.00am - 3.30pm.

The theme of of today's Super Saturday is 'Fraserburgh's Foodie Delights'.

The event will have a whole selection of different food stalls. Look out for the Chilli Man with his chilli nachos and chilli dogsand A Taste of the wild with venison burgers and a whole lot more.

Fraserburgh's very own local chef from Heath-Hill Hotel will be cooking up a storm, come and see his demo. Berry Scrumptious will be there with her delicious chocolates and fudge.

Entertainment will be provided by local musicians with their own original songs as well as local belly dancers 'Mutiny Tribal'.

Kids Bouncy Castle and our own Saturday Shack with lucky dip and hook a duck, face painting and glitter tattoos.

The next events and themes are:

September 10th: Fraserburgh Land and Sea.

December 10th: Fraserburgh’s Festive Fun.


Croquet on the lawns at Duff House

Croquet on the lawns at Duff House21st Aug

Every 3rd Sunday during the summer the Friends of Duff House continue their popular free croquet afternoons. Everyone is welcome to come for a game, a little bit of competitiveness and a lot of fun. Croquet is an easy game that all abilities and ages can enjoy – against the magnificent backdrop of a really grand Georgian house.

Friends of Tarlair Gala

Friends of Tarlair Gala21st Aug

The Friends of Tarlair Gala takes place at Tarlair Outdoor Pool at Macduff on Sunday 21st August from 12pm - 4pm.


The gala is fun for all the family and features:

  • Fancy dress (judging at 1.30pm)
  • Tea & Home Bakes
  • Banff Castle Pipe Band
  • Paw Patrol Characters will be dropping by for photos and selfies
  • Pony & trap
  • Open mic for budding musicians
  • Singers
  • Scouts BBQ
  • Hook a Duck
  • Bottle Stall
  • Bouncy Castle & Dinosaur
  • Wet Sponge
  • Face Painting
  • Model Boats
  • Arts & Crafts


Lots of games and fun for the whole family.

Rembrandt talk by Tico Seifert

Rembrandt talk by Tico Seifert24th Aug

The unique etching already described had lain in the Scottish National Gallery Print Room for a long time and only recently came to light.

The Senior Curator of Northern European Art for the Scottish National Gallery will give a talk and insights into the story of the etching and it’s discovery.

Talk entrance free for members of Friend of Duff House, included in House admission (incl members of Historic Scotland and English Heritage), or on payment of a nominal charge.

Talk starts at 2pm in the Grand Salon for about an hour. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and inspect the etching.

Durn House Vintage and Crafts Fair

Durn House Vintage and Crafts Fair28th Aug

Must for all vintage and crafts lovers!

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon here at Durn House browsing and shopping a fantastic selection of vintage collections and pick yourself up a ‘one-of-a-kind’ hand-made item! We have a selection of the finest local vintage collectors and crafters coming along. The perfect opportunity to pick up a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself!

Sunday 28th August 2016
12pm – 4pm
Entry free for all
Tea Room open serving light refreshments all afternoon

*Limited stand space still available – contact us on 01261843424 or enquiries@durnhouse.co.uk for a booking form*

Turriff Show - 152nd Year

Turriff Show - 152nd Year31st Jul - 1st Aug

The North East's Premier Agricultural Show


Special Attractions:

The Royal Signals White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team, Ore Country Trainers - terrier racing, The Sheep Show

300 quality trade stands, Food Fayre, Arts & Crafts, shopping mall, exhibition marquee, Ferguson Hall, Industrial & Horticultural Marquee and Codona's Funfair.


Marquee Dance: Friday 29th July - Night Fever Disco

Sunday 31st July: Horses and Ponies, goats, rabbits, cavies, pigeons, pony driving, tug-o'-war, open dog show.

Monday 1st August: Companion dog show & Highland Dancing Competition (SOBHD Rules)


More Information available from Helen M Paterson, Secretary on helen@turriffshow.org

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