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Heavy Events Results
Click here for the 2013 Heavy Events Results.
The 32nd Annual New Brunswick Highland Games Festival has come to a close! We had a lot of fun and hope you did too! A big thank you goes out to the Honourable Graydon Nicholas and Madame Elizabeth Nicholas for hosting us at Government House. We would also like to thank the organizing committee, volunteers, sponsors, partners, competitors, media, and all those who participated in or attended the festival! Congratulations to all involved on a very fun and successful weekend! We hope to see you next year from July 25-27, 2014, when our 33rd Annual Festival will take place. Cheers!
Information about parking & Kids Corner updates
Click on the map below to see parking options for next weekend's Highland Games Festival. When walking to the Festival's entry gates, for your safety, we encourage you to always use sidewalks and crosswalks!
Kids Corner updates:
2:00PM Saturday: Helen Morag McKinnon and Ron Bagnell - Scottish/Gaelic Interactive Music Time!
1:00PM Sunday: Perley the Magician!
Attention Heavy Events Athletes
Attention Heavy Events Athletes: Please email the NB Highland Games (email@example.com) as soon as possible if you are interested in competing in the heavy events portion of our festival this year. Due to limited space, "walk-ons" may not be able to throw in the competition. Friday night’s heavy events workshop is, however, open to all participants.
2013 NBHGF Poster and Schedule Available!
Click to check out this year's poster and schedule below, or visit the Schedule section of our website!
Special Rate through the Delta
Be sure to book a room through Delta's website by July 2nd 2013, and receive a special rate!
A huge thank-you to E & E Powerline Ltd & Ed Clowater for being so gracious as to lend us a bucket truck and operator to help us out with the heavy events for the weekend of the New Brunswick Highland Games, 2013.
Online Registration Open for the NBHGF Kilted Run
Online registration is now open for the NBHGF Kilted Run. Sign up at:
American Bus Association Names
New Brunswick Highland Games Festival
One of North America's 100 Best Events for 2013
It's official! The American Bus Association (ABA) announced that the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival - July 26-28, 2013 - has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2013 by an experienced expert tourism indus
try selection committee. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, according to ABA.
With the release of the American Bus Association's 2013 Top 100 Events in North America, ABA celebrates 31 years of the program. What began as a way for motorcoach operators to incorporate new product into their itineraries has grown to one of the most sought-after lists by travel professionals, motorcoach operators and the general public.
"The attractiveness of the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival as a don't-miss entertainment value is only part of why its selection this year is such a distinction for Fredericton, said Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS, ABA's president and CEO. "The real news here is that New Brunswick Highland Games Festival has been recognized as a potential magnet for tourism dollars, at a time when re-energizing domestic tourism is so important to our spirit and our economy. The honor gives Fredericton an important boost in visibility among professional tour planners."
According to studies completed by researchers at The George Washington University and Dunham and Associates, one overnight visit by a motorcoach group can leave from US $5,000 to more than US $11,000 in a local destination's economy. Those dollars are spent on lodging, meals, admissions, fees, shopping, souvenirs, services and local taxes.
"Motorcoach groups spend more and stay longer,” Pantuso said. “That's why the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival is truly a local economic asset. There is no better way to jump-start tourism than to attract motorcoach groups to a great event and convince them to extend their stay."
ABA's 2013 Top 100 Events Selection Committee selected the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival from hundreds of event nominations submitted by ABA members. Judges considered the event's broad appeal, its accessibility to motorcoaches and skill at handling large groups, and a variety of other relevant criteria.
The Top 100 Events list is available online at http://www.buses.org/News-Publications/Top-100.