Sunday 24th November - Scottish Festival

From AUD $15.00
  • Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Keilor, VIC
  • Product code: SCOTFEST

Gather your clan and your kilt and come on down to Overnewton Castle on Sunday 24th November as we open the gates from 11 am to 4 pm for our 3rd annual Scottish festival and market day to celebrate St Andrews Day and the Scottish heritage of Overnewton Castle - celebrating 175 years this year!

From 11am-4pm the four acre site of Overnewton Castle will come to life with live music, unicorn rides for children, face painting, highland dancers, Scottish pipers, highland cows, a traditional Celtic session with the Melbourne Scottish Fiddlers Club, traditional culinary offerings from Melbourne's leading Scottish food suppliers and a craft market.

What is St Andrews Day?
In Scotland, and many countries with Scottish connections, Saint Andrew's Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture, and with traditional Scottish food and music. In Scotland, the day is also seen as the start of a season of Scottish winter festivals encompassing Saint Andrew's Day.

About Us!
Overnewton Castle was built by William Taylor in 1849. The Scotsman bought 13,000 acres of rich grazing land just west of the Keilor township. Taylor built a simple single-story bluestone colonial-style homestead. This consisted of 6 rooms with large shuttered windows and wide verandahs. The homestead was positioned on a gentle slope overlooking Keilor and afforded extensive views of the surrounding countryside. It was not until William Taylor returned from a trip to Scotland in 1859 that the grandeur of his dreams became apparent. He set about turning the functional colonial homestead into a miniature Scottish Baronial Castle. The Stately two-storied wing was added, along with the blue stone Dairy & Butcher Shop and the Private Billiard room.
William Taylor and his wife Helen, together with their family of six sons and four daughters lived in the homestead attended by up to fifteen staff.

Fun fact: The suburbs we know today as Taylor's Lakes and Taylors Hill were named after Mr. Taylor himself.

Tickets are on sale now! Don't miss the first Scottish Festival to come to Overnewton Castle!

Sunday 24th November 2024


Overnewton Castle

(51 Overnewton Rd, Keilor)

What to Bring:

Bring your dancing shows to move along with our on site entertainment.

Bring your appetite, we have so many wonderful food stalls on site to satisfy your every need!

Bring a water bottler, hat & sunscreen - unlike Scotland, it will likely be a sunny day!

Bring a picnic blanket/picnic chairs so you can enjoy the spacious gardens with the family.

What NOT to bring:

No dogs allowed on site, guests with dogs will not be permitted to enter the festival, and forego their ticket.

Parking will be available at Overnewton College across the road from the festival, no early arrivals, all guests must vacate the property at the end of the festival.

Please Note: there is a NO REFUND POLICY/DATE CHANGE for this event.