What’s On in and around Kelso



6-8 Kelso Folk Festival

8 The Tour of Britain, Day 2 starts and ends in Kelso! There will be lots going on in and around Kelso through-out the day – bring a bike – if you like! More news on Visit Kelso will follow

13 Kelso Ram Sales    A spectacle in sheep terms! Nearly 5,500 rams, male sheep, are presented each year! There will be around 20 breeds of sheep including Texel, Suffolks and North Country Cheviot to name a few – it’s quite a sight and education. Free entry – worth a look!

14 – 15 Great British Food Festival at Floors

14 Bowhill, Selkirk, Monthly Ranger led Walks – explore the woodlands

18 Kelso Races – Charity RaceDay – Book now for half price admission with our £10 Early Bird Admission (£20 on the gate)

18 Pruning Climbing Plants with Andrew Simmons at Floors Castle Gardens

24 Mainstreet Trading Books, Jessie Burton author event

26 Mainstreet Trading Books, Chris Ryan author event

27 Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham in concert in Kelso

28 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30


5 Beirhope Alapacas will be at Priorwood Apple Festival Melrose

6 Kelso Races Town Principals Raceday

13 Beirhope Alpacas will be at Born in The Borders

19 Adult Needle Felting Workshop at Beirhope, with refreshments and walks with alpacas

26 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30

26 Kelso Races, first Saturday Fixture of the new season 


8-9 Jim Clark Rally is back!

9 Kelso Races

23 Kelso Farmers Market in The Square 9.30 – 1.30


1st, 7th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th All Aboard Alpaca Express at Beirhope

8 Kelso Races – Festive Family Day

29 Kelso Races Festive Fling 2019 

Event Calendars at local venues

Visit Kelso Events Calendar

The Border Ice Rink at Kelso – curling and public skating sessions

Kelso Swimming Pool information

Throughout the summer months each Borders town hosts its’ own spectacular ‘Common Riding’  Summer Common Ridings

Harestanes Coutryside Visitor Centre Events

Kelso Farmers Market – 4th Saturday morning of every month and other markets in the Border Towns

Floors Castle Events about 2 miles from Hendersyde

Kelso National Hunt Racing  – at the end of the farm road-end!

The Border Union Show Ground at Kelso hosts a wide variety of indoor and outdoor events throughout the year.

Mellerstain House and Gardens near Kelso

Events at Abbotsford, home to Sir Walter Scott

Bowhill House and Country Estate near Selkirk, which is just over half an hour from Hendersyde.

Ford and Etal Events and Information a step over the border in Northumberland. There is so much to see in these delightful Northumbrian Villages

Events at Paxton House, near Berwick-upon-Tweed

Events at Traquair further up the Tweed Valley near Peebles

Tweed Love Mountain Bike Festival 2019 Events

Scottish Borders Cycling  & Events

Scotland’s Gardens Opening dates and Times

Alnwick Castle events

Evenings Out

The varied programmes of the Borders Theatre scene.

Bowhill Theatre – unique! An experience for the ambience and size of the theatre! Who would have guessed it was converted from the old Victorian Game Larder!

The Maltings Theatre & Arts Centre, Berwick-upon-Tweed

The Heart of Hawick Events – one of the biggest regeneration projects in the Scottish Borders.

Peebles Theatre and Arts Centre. Eastgate has become a well-loved part of the Peebles landscape, and a lively hub for arts activities in the Scottish Borders.

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