Come and stay at Cosses Country House for the weekend and enjoy all the best in Ayrshire.
On Sunday from 11.00am until 4.00pm:
An exciting festival of all things Ayrshire – including farming, food, arts, history, and the environment. Entertainment and activities for all the family, including musical entertainment with Maybole Pipe Band and Newmilns & Galston Brass Band.
Celebrate and support your local heritage at this popular annual event.
In keeping with the Burns theme of the Homecoming year, visitors will have the chance to meet Ayrshire poet, Robert Burns in the flesh as he mingles with the crowd and shares some stanzas of his best known works.
More contemporary poetry will be provided by the talented Makar Press Poets, who will offer lively recitals of their latest pieces.
Another theme of the day, again with a Burns connection, is farming. Milking displays featuring an Ayrshire cow, Ayrshire tractors and Ayrshire produce will all feature in this fantastic family day out.
Event organiser, Katie Walker, who is also one of Culzean’s rangers, said: “In this year of Homecoming, many people from across the globe and locally are planning to discover Ayrshire, pay their tributes to Burns and explore the area. As well as its strong traditions in the arts and poetry, Ayrshire has contributed much to Scotland’s way of life. Its agricultural produce is well-known throughout the world for its variety and quality.
“We are very pleased to have so many excellent local organisations, food producers and talented performers involved as we spread the word about Ayrshire and all it has to offer.
“Hopefully Culzean Castle and Country Park will prove to be such an inspiring setting our re-incarnated bard will feel bound to produce an ‘Ode to Ayrshire’ – a fitting tribute in this, the 250th anniversary of his birth.”
Celebrate Ayrshire takes place at Culzean Castle and Country Park on Sunday 14 June, from 11am – 4pm.
Other event highlights include:
Vintage Military vehicles, the land army and Robbie the Clydesdale horse
Robert Watson M.A. B.D. (historian and writer) will be giving a talk on the Scottish Covenanters and playing his short film on the subject.
Local food on sale including delicious Ayrshire Farmhouse Ice-cream
Ayrshire artists demonstrating
Live music from the Maybole Pipe Band and Johnstone Silver Band
Explore inside an open-top Double Decker bus from the Beith Transport Museum
Come and Try Archery with the British Longbow Society