Family activities

Join us for the brilliant, friendly and fun activities at the festival this year!

All events in the programme are family friendly and there are discounted special family tickets available for both ceilidhs and concerts.


8pm – 11.30pm Jubilee Hall Ceilidh Dance 422 Dance band are a lively energetic ceilidh band who welcome dancers of all ages and abilities on to the floor!


9.30am – 10.30am Parish Hall, Upstairs Family Music Get-together Come along, have a snack or drink, meet other families and hear some music – the perfect place to start the festival and find out more about the different events throughout the day – bring your instruments/voices and join in too! Hosted by

10.30am-12.30pm Parish Hall, Upstairs Childrens’ Competitions Rothbury has a long tradition of competitions for all ages, Childrens’ ones being for ages 5-13 (first school & middle school), from anywhere! A special ‘best local’ prize is offered for the best competitor from within 15 miles of Rothbury.

12.30pm – 3.45pm Outdoor Stage Parade, Dancers, Street Entertainer, Performances featuring the amazing Rothbury Pipe Band, Festival Performers and local acts too.

6.30pm – 8pm All Saints Church Acoustic Concert Free entry for under 18s, this concert features festival performers, competition winners and local acts playing acoustically.

8.30pm – Midnight Rothbury Mart Festival Concert Family tickets available – A wonderful atmosphere, performances from all the festival headliners, amazing local acts, a real ale bar and wonderful music, poetry and song in the amazing surroundings of the historic Rothbury Mart. The heart of the festival for over 40 years.