Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

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Shout out for stall holders

7 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

One of the stall holders this year will be Bine Designs

Are you an artist, crafter, gardener, trader or local produce maker? We're offering a wonderful opportunity to grab one of the 14 market stalls available to hire at this year's Scottish Highland dancing competition event at Minnigaff Park on Saturday 7th July from 10:30am - 4:30pm.

It's going to be a fantastic day in the park with the Scottish Highland dancing competitions kicking off at 10:30am and finishing around 4:30pm.  We hope to see upwards of 100 young dancers aged from 5-25+ competing on the day and they'll be accompanied, as ever, by their friends, families and spectators throughout the day.

You'll have a covered, steel framed, market stall or, if you have your own gazebo/stall your own pitch, in the dance arena directly facing the dance marquee and stage so you'll get full view of the dancers and piper throughout the day as well as easy access for spectators to visit and view your stall, products and services.

As well as the stalls we'll also have bouncy castles and children's entertainment along with catering and refreshments available all day.

Market stalls are priced at £25.00 per stall or £20.00 per ptich if you're bringing your own gazebo/stall.

You can book a stall or pitch by calling 01671 404924 or e-mailing

Full details of the event can be found on the website by clicking the button below.

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition

What's on at the park in 2019?

Delighted to confirm that Little Penguin Paints will be joining us at Minnigaff Playing Fields next year for the second Scottish Highland Dancing competition event on Saturday 13th July 2019 from 10am.

12 Aug 18
Nathon Jones

Festival Gallery 2018 on Facebook

We've just uploaded some of the best pictures from this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival to the official festival Facebook page. Huge thanks to everyone who came and to David Moses Photographer for such outstanding photographs throughout the weekend.

26 Jul 18
Nathon Jones

Weekend Passes 2019 - On Sale Now!

Weekend passes for the 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are on sale NOW and if you enter discount code SUPEREARLYBIRD19 at checkout you'll save 20% on the standard weekend pass price until January 2019!

24 Jul 18
Nathon Jones

Rhona & Nathon Jones @ Waterfront

Just a wee note to say that our Festival Director Nathon Jones will be performing with the fabulous Rhona Jones this weekend at the Waterfront Hotel & Bistro, Portpatrick, between 6:30pm-8:30pm on Saturday 28th July.

28 Jun 18
Billie Jones

Newcastleton Festival Weekend :)

The 49th Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival takes place this weekend over the 29th, 30th June and 1st July and it's a packed programme of dancing, workshops, competitions, tune and song sessions all weekend in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Don't miss it!

27 Jun 18
Nathon Jones

6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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