Autumn Events in Perthshire
Golden leaves, frosty mornings and…enchanted forests?! If you’re looking for things to do in Perthshire during the autumn you’ll be spoilt for choice! During your stay, you’ll find events in Perthshire that are ideal for families, outdoors lovers, music enthusiasts and more. To help you to make the most of your holiday in Perthshire, we’ve put together this guide to the best autumn events.
The Enchanted Forest
By day Faskally Woods is an unassuming woodland but by night, it transforms into an enchanted forest! The award winning show uses specially choreographed light and sound effects to create a magical fairy tale forest which will amaze children and adults alike. This year the show has been voted the best Scottish cultural event and it’s easy to see why! Couples will fall in love with the romantic atmosphere and children will be in awe as the trees magically come to life. If you want to discover the Enchanted Forest, don’t forget to wrap up warm as even a magical wood is no match for the Scottish climate in autumn!
The Enchanted Forest Light and Sound show runs from the 4th – 27th October, please visit the official website for more details.
Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival
Outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers will find plenty of things to do in Perthshire and, the Drovers’ Tryst Walking Festival is just one of the many opportunities to experience the beautiful Perthshire countryside. While the event was originally focused around guided walks through the Perthshire countryside, it has now expanded to include mountain bike races, traditional Scottish music concerts, dances, talks about the local area and more. Don’t worry if you have young children with you or if you’re not ready to tackle one of Perthshire’s munros, there are over 30 walks in the festival including gentle, themed walks which are every bit as scenic as the more challenging high level walks.
The festival runs from the 12th - 19th October. Please visit the official website for more information.
Perthshire Amber Festival
Also known as the Dougie MacLean Festival after its founder, the world renowned singer, songwriter Dougie MacLean. Since it launched in 2005, the festival has grown from a two-day local event into a 10-day programme of events including talks about the local area, nature walks, music workshops, charity fundraising activities and more! The mountainous Highland scenery is the perfect backdrop for a celebration of Scottish, folk and world music. Events in Perthshire don’t come in a grander scale than this as this year, 300 musicians will gather to play in venues across the region!
The festival will run from the 25th October – 3rd November. For more information, visit the official Perthshire Amber Festival website.
Spooky Halloween Weekend
Attention ghouls and ghosts! There’s a spooky gathering at Scone Palace on Halloween weekend. Join Jannet the Witch, Kevin the resident vampire and their creepy crew of puppets as they show up to play Halloween pranks and cause mischief. There are prizes for the best costume each day so expect to see plenty of little ghouls running about the palace grounds. After the puppet show, discover if you’re brave enough to take on the Bat Trail in the maze or get creative with pottery painting.
If you’re brave enough to face the ghostly goings on, visit Scone Palace from the 26th- 27th October. Visit the official Scone Palace website for more information.
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