October Tayfest, Aberfeldy

From: 14/10/2017
To: 22/10/2017

Visit Aberfeldy Tourist Association’s family festival ‘October TayFest’ showcases the best of family fun and nature rolled into one!    

From Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd October 2017 residents and visitors to Perthshire can enjoy an array of family friendly events and embrace nature’s playground at its finest – in the golden glow of autumn.

With 31 events taking place over 9 days within the Aberfeldy and Loch Tay area, we are confident October TayFest offers something for everyone; whether you like the adrenaline rush of watersports, scary ghost walks, family movies, local crafts and produce, archaeology, storytime and book signings, the roar of the stag on a mountain safari or children’s activities! Events range from free entry to £40 – all prices and booking details are clearly listed on our website.

This year sees the festival grow in strength and we look forward to welcoming more visitors from all over the country to our events.

Aberfeldy and Loch Tay is a land of superlatives: Perthshire’s highest mountain; Scotland’s longest, loneliest and loveliest glen; Scotland’s longest river system, and Europe’s oldest living resident, to name but a few. Why not stay a few days to enjoy our area… enjoy life the way it should be!

October TayFest Autumn Fair at Errichel, Sunday 22nd October 2017

Join us at our October TayFest Autumn Fair on Sunday 22nd October at Errichel where we will be showcasing Perthshire produce, local crafts and entertaining the children with Beyond Adventure’s climbing wall, A2B Inflate A Pub Event’s bouncy castle and Mrs Pott’s Just Craftin About’s pottery. We are delighted Perthshire’s own clansman Alan Torrance will be demonstrating his weapons and Highland attire during the fair. Join us between 11am and 3pm, everyone is welcome and entry is free of charge.

Traditional Salmon Closing at Kenmore Hotel, Saturday 14th October 2017

Rivers and burns throughout Highland Perthshire are home to many thousands of migratory salmon, some of which swim many miles into the mountains to reach their home pools to spawn and start another cycle of their amazing life story. The young salmon grow in our clean waters for a few years before starting their epic journeys to the salt water feeding grounds via the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Some of them reach the Davis Straight on the west coast of Greenland before heading home again, a distance of 6000 miles as the crow flies! On their return they battle their way past nets, killer whales, dolphins and the thousands of seals that prey upon them around the coasts. The survivors, a small percentage of those that hatched in our rivers, return home safely to re-produce and provide thrilling sport for the angler fortunate enough to encounter them. Celebrate the closing of the 2017 salmon season at Kenmore Hotel on Saturday 14th October from 6.30pm, everyone is welcome and entry is free of charge.

Visit our website for a full list of events and booking details