Turakina Highland Games 2021 January 21, 2021 Listen First held in 1864, the Turakina Highland Games is New Zealand's oldest festival of sports, music and dance.The Turakina Highland Games were first held in 1864 and are the oldest continuously running onland sporting event in New Zealand. This is an event of historical importance to the village ofTurakina, the Rangitīkei and is part of the network of piping, dancing and highland sports in NewZealand. It is an event that brings the locals together, working toward a common goal. This year the 157th Turakina Highland Games will take place at the Turakina Reserve, Cameron Road,Turakina on Saturday the 30th January 2021. Throughout the day the traditional Field Events prove very popular with visitors of all ages. Thechance to learn to toss the caber, toss the sheaf, carry the stones, shot put or do the Farmers Walkbrings out the competitive streak in many. Events are broken up into age groups and male andfemale to encourage participation. There is also the tug-of-war for both adults and children.Many Clans are represented amongst the Clan Stalls, they are happy to chat and help visitorsresearch family histories and find Clan affiliations. The Market place is always popular and isgrowing. Local stall holders selling local produce are mixed in amongst Celtic themed stalls andinformation sites. The event attracts around 1500 people including competitors and spectators. Visit Turakina Highland Games for more details.