Spend a lovely Sunday soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and sampling the very best Scottish products, food and drinks at Overnewton Castle.
A huge showcase of live entertainment will be on display with a procession of Bag-pipes starting at midday!
Gather your clan and your kilt and come on down to Overnewton Castle on Sunday 26th November as we open the gates from 11 am to 4 pm for the annual Scottish festival and market day to celebrate St Andrews Day and the Scottish heritage of the Castle.
Enjoy a massive line-up of acts, artists, and activities for all ages.
Market stall holder and entertainment details to follow – make sure you click ‘going’ to see all our amazing vendors and performers!
Celebrate all things Scottish with St Andrews Day celebrations. A display of the Castle’s history and founder, William Taylor the will also be exhibited in the Castle’s Chapel room.
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.
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!
Please Note: there is a NO REFUND POLICY for this event.