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Hawick Summer Festival

Address: 77 Oliver Park, Hawick
Phone Number: 01450 374529
Key Contact: Raymond Wood
Hawick Summer Festival

Hawick Summer Festival


The long-running Hawick Summer Festival has been further developed this year and looks set to be a huge hit with all ages.

Look out for the special Festival Programme leaflet

Hawick Summer Festival programme 2012

Saturday 18th August

10 am – 3 pm:  Festival of Flowers
Coffees 10 am until 12 noon; High Teas 12 noon until 3 pm; plus the usual stalls. Trinity Church

11.30 am: Shields Dance Group
performance in Trinity Gardens

12 noon: Flower Princess Ellie Hatton
and her attendants, Elyssa Hope and Rhianna Adams, will arrive at Trinity Gardens to be greeted by Cornet Ross Nichol and his Lass Gillian Smith, who will present gifts to the girls

12.15 pm: Launch of Balloon Race
from Trinity Gardens, followed by children's fun fitness workout led by TLC staff.

1 pm: Teviotdale Leisure Centre Open Day
 'We are the Champions' event in pool, followed by 3 pm until 4 pm free inflatable time.

7.30 pm: Hootenanny Concert
Performances by Rocking Horse,  and Circuit Breakers, with Special Guests including 3D, Sarah Jane Adams, Lois Niblo, Kim Millar, Megan Kilpatrick, Callum Merritt and Evella. Tickets £5 from Teviotdale Leisure Centre, Dobbie & Michie, Thinkfitness and Brydon's Bakery.

Sunday 19th August

10 am: Challenge Hawick Walk
Join Ian Landles and Thinkfitness staff and raise money for local charities by completing one, two or three stages. All fitness levels catered for, so . . . no excuse! Route and entry details will be announced nearer the date.

9 am: Cycling – Ken Laidlaw Sportif
Leaving from Mansfield Park, this covers a distance of 168.6 km. (105 miles), but with alternative routes of 52 miles and 22 miles. Contact Hamish Smith at 01450 372294 for details.

Monday 20th August

6 pm: Guided Walk – Haig's Hike
Meet at Common Haugh – Free - Stout shoes - No dogs

7.30 pm: Hawick Pictorial 1972
Hawick Film & Video Group, 8 Croft Road. Adults £3, Children £1.50

Tuesday 21st August

From 5 pm: Indian Night
at Shebab Tandoori – Four courses for £11.99. Booking advisable on 01450 379191

6.30 pm: Archaeological Society Walk
Free. Dander around the Wellogate with Ian Landles and Gordon McDonald. Meet at the Cemetery Gates. Stout shoes required. No dogs.

7.30 pm: Hawick Pictorial 1972
Hawick Film & Video Group, 8 Croft Road. Adults £3, Children £1.50

Wednesday 22nd August

6 pm: Guided Walk – Tam's Trek
Meet at Common Haugh – Free - Stout shoes - No dogs

From 7.30 pm: Pasta Night
at Sergio's Restaurant - eating as much pasta as you can for £9.50,. Booking advisable on 01450 370094.

7.30 pm: Hawick Sings
at Burns Club. Runs every Wednesday evening throughout the summer.

7.30 pm: Hawick Pictorial 1972
Hawick Film & Video Group, 8 Croft Road. Adults £3, Children £1.50

Thursday 23rd August

6 pm until 8 pm: Hawick Tennis Club 'Come & Try' event
at Wilton Park. Bring own trainers but rackets, balls, mini-nets and coaching provided.

From 6.30 pm: Food Night at Tower Inn
Enjoy a tasty evening at the Tower Inn, 8 High Street. Booking advisable on 01450 370868

7.30 pm: Hawick Pictorial 1972
Hawick Film & Video Group, 8 Croft Road. Adults £3, Children £1.50

Friday 24th August

7.30 pm: Hawick Pictorial 1972
Hawick Film & Video Group, 8 Croft Road. Adults £3, Children £1.50

8 pm: Party on the Pitch Weekend
Start the party weekend off at the Border Club with live music from the Curly Turtles. Entry by donation in aid of Artbeat Studio. Open to all.

Saturday 25th August

10 am until 12 noon: Hymnathon
Your chance to listen to your favourite hymn at Hawick Congregational Church. Contact Geraldine Strickland at 01835 830 650 or log on to church website at www.rocon.moonfruit.com

1 pm until 8.30 pm: Party on the Pitch
Listen to Under the Covers, Joe Mangels, Stevie T Band, Dark Horse and Chris Tame

at Buccleuch Park. Tickets priced at £7 (before Friday 24th), £10 for adults on the day, £5 for High School (must show Young Scot card), free to Primary School pupils. Available in advance from Teviotdale Leisure Centre, Dobbie & Michie. Thinkfitness and Brydon's Bakery.

No alcohol admitted – strictly enforced. Beer Tent has pub prices. Bouncy Castle, Bungee runs, Sumo suits, TLC dance mats, Face Painting, Special Effects make-up, lides, rodeo bull, burger van, ice-cream van.

Sunday 26th August

9 am: Tam & Haig's Hike
Meet at Cricket Club with packed lunch, stout shoes, appropriate clothing, but no dogs. £2 per person payable on the day. Cars required to travel to Stobs Camp.
Route: along the railway to Shankend Viaduct then via Stennieshope, Hawkhass, Peelbraehope, Penchrise, Barnes Loch and return to Stobs. Approx. 4.5 hours walk, returning to Cricket Club for 3pm where walk participants will be treated to tea or coffee and cream scones.

1 pm: Thoosand Pound Drop
In the Cricket Club, admission £2. Ian Landles will give at least three pairs of Weel Kent Faces the chance to win £1000 each for nominated local charities.

2 pm until 4 pm: Walk in the Park
A free and fun afternoon centred on Hawick Museum

3 pm: Final of the Weel Kent Face competition
at Hawick Cricket Club. Winner announced at 4 pm.

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