The 43rd Annual Highland Gathering! This annual event began in October 1978, its principle aims to raise funds for local charities and bring tourists to Bundanoon in particular thereby benefiting local businesses, guesthouses and hotels. Continuing to this day, “Bundanoon is Brigadoon” has become one of the most successful events staged in the area. From its humble beginnings of a handful of pipe bands and spectators, and is recognised worldwide and has grown into one of the finest Highland Gatherings in Australia The gathering is a non-profit, charity event that readily distributes the funds from the day to local charities and volunteer groups that assist the organisers. To date, they have disbursed AUD1.5 Million back into the local community Street Parade: 25 Pipe Bands, Clans, Floats At The Oval: Massed Pipes and Drums Display Opening Ceremony by Chieftain of the Day Scottish Country Dancing and Scottish Highland Dancing Individual Pipe Band performances throughout the day Southern Highlands Kennel and Obedience Club Entertainment Area incorporating The Fiddlers Tent Bonnie Bairns Competition for Children under five years Children's Games Traditional and not so Traditional All age group Kilted Dash Brigadoon Challenge: Caber Toss and Stone Put, Audience participation. The Australian Highland Heavy Weight Championship, Five events, One Champion The Kilted Warriors-Lifting the Bundanoon Stones Massed Pipes and Drums finale with the Lone Piper Entry Cost Adult $20 - Adult is from 5 years of age to 17 years Child $10 - Under 5 FREE Family $50 - Two Adults and 2 Children Concession $18 - Holder of an Age Pension card Group $18 - Groups of 20 pax or more.