Frequently Asked Questions
On most mornings we have an early fog which rises to reveal the mystical Brigadoon. In fact, we have only had a few occasions in the last ten years when we have had early light rain – the day brightened to pour sunshine on the Highland Gathering. Brigadoon always goes ahead – RAIN, HAIL OR SHINE!
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YES, there is parking and disabled parking (see map below)
It is recommended that you arrive early, as we are unable to reserve parking even for holders of disabled parking tickets and spaces are allocated on a first come basis.
Follow the Parking signs (P) through the Village.
Our marshals at Jordan’s Crossing will direct you to the disabled drop off point, once you have unloaded your passenger you will be asked to return to the main parking area (see below)
We have personnel available to assist the disabled to get to the grounds.
Generally speaking the use of Wheel Chairs is entirely up to the individual and or carer, the ground is uneven and could be difficult to negotiate
CHECK PDF:Jordan’s Crossing Parking
Jordan’s crossing directly behind the Oval
Car park opens from 6.30am.
Just follow the Parking signs (P) through the village.
Parking is situated at Jordan’s Crossing which is directly behind the main oval.
In the unlikely event of the car park being closed due to weather conditions you will be advised on entry into Bundanoon of alternative parking locations
IF YOU HAPPEN TO PARK IN THE SIDE STREETS OF BUNDANOON YOU CAN ALWAYS WALK BACK TO RAILWAY AVENUE AND PICK UP THE COURTESY BUS (see below)
On the Bundanoon Oval on Erith Street, check out: https://goo.gl/maps/he4Xo4YPXf12
Approximately 1 kilometre
Yes, there are several courtesy buses which travel ALL DAY from the village to the oval, they start usually around 7.30am and provide a constant service until 5pm
CHECK PDF: Courtesy Bus route
Dogs are permitted, however the following must be adhered to at all times:
- Dogs must be kept on a short Leash and under control of an Adult at all times
- Dogs are NOT permitted near any Food Stalls
- It is the responsibility of the Owner/Carer to ensure that they clean up any mess after the dog and it is disposed of properly.
- Dogs are NOT permitted near or on the Sand Pit in the Children’s play area.
- Should owners fail to abide by these regulations they may be asked to leave the grounds.
AS THERE ARE A GREAT NUMBER OF DOGS AT BRIGADOON, OWNERS ARE REMINDED IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTROL THEIR PET
There is very limited seating. We suggest that you bring your own seating or blankets.
YES, However the sides and back must not be in place to allow people to view the oval
The best meeting point is at “Fergie” which is our logo and is positioned over the cricket nets to the North of the oval.
There are coloured flags around the oval on the perimeter light poles that can also be used as a meeting place they too have “Fergie’ on them
- Green Flag to the North
- Red Flag to the East
- Orange Flag to the South
- Blue Flag to the West
Yes, The Girl Guides have a tent just inside the main entrance to the Oval
CHECK PDF: Lost Persons
Normally around 45 minutes
Parade starts junction Amy & Erith Streets and goes to Oval.
CHECK PDF: Street parade start point
Gates open from 6.30am
Coaches and buses park on Erith Street directly outside the oval.
CHECK PDF: Coach Parking
NO once Coaches debus their passengers they park alongside Erith Street, see above
Yes, we have over 30 different food stalls on site; check out our Programme for a list of Stalls
WATER – PLEASE NOTE: The Bundanoon Highland Gathering fully supports the “Bundy on Tap” proposal for stopping the sale of bottled water in Bundanoon, and therefore there will be NO bottled water for sale at the gathering.
Water Bottles will be available for sale at the Village or the Gathering
There are FREE water stations in town and facilities at the oval to fill reusable water bottles.
Either bring you own Water bottle or purchase a Bundy on Tap bottle in the Village or a reusable water bottle at the oval.
There are No Official Caravan Parks in Bundanoon, however, the Bundanoon Pony Club has made their grounds in Bundanoon available for Camping and Caravans:
20 acres of relatively flat land to camp; town water, toilets across the road. No fires allowed. $5.00/ night. Just turn up, no need to book. 36 powered sites. POA. Booking essential –
Phone: Yvonne (02) 4883 6859
The distance from the pony club grounds to the Brigadoon parking area is approximately 1.5 kms.
There MAY be an organised courtesy bus service from the pony club grounds to the Brigadoon Gathering.
Official Caravan Parking Sites are at:-
- Moss Vale (02) 4868 1099
- Mittagong (02) 4871 1574
Media Passes are obtained from the Publicity Officer in advance. firstname.lastname@example.org
There are Three (3) locations at the oval. Bands play at irregular intervals, for further information all details are contained in the programme which is sold at the gathering on the day.
There are sufficient Port-a-Loos situated all around the ground. Specifically the concrete toilet block is for use by “Ladies Only”. Disabled toilets are available and are clearly signposted