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Fri, 17th Sep - Sun, 19th Sep @ 10:00 - 16:00

Cupar Celebration Weekend

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Cupar’s Celebration Weekend 2021 combines a whole host of events and activities that will run throughout the weekend of Friday 17th to Sunday 19th September. This Blog will be updated as we go, so will be the ‘go to’ resource for anyone looking to visit and take part in any of the celebrations.

As we countdown to the weekend, there are other events that will help build towards what promises to be a fantastic showcase for the town …

  • Saturday 28th August – the official opening of Tarvit Woodland Park. You can hear much more on our podcast!
  • Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September – Doors Open Days across East Fife
  • Thursday 9th to Sunday 19th September – the return of the Stirlings Family Funfair to Haugh Park complete with children’s and family rides as well as white-knuckle rides! There will also be the usual stalls and a bouncy castle too!

And then Cupar’s weekend of celebrations …

Friday 17th September onwards …

The launch of the Cupar Food & Drink Trail – the first of a series of trails that will help to promote food & drink businesses and organisations across our area. The Cupar Trail will highlight those businesses in the town – from bakers, bars and bistros to cafes and coffee shops, from pubs and restaurants to takeaways.

More will be announced as we tick towards the weekend – and CuparNow will be producing a leaflet that will carry more information on the food & drink offering – for the weekend and beyond. If you run a food & drink businesses and want to be involved, get in touch now via this link.


Saturday 18th September

Please be aware that Crossgate will be closed to cars between the Cross and Kirk Wynd from 0900-1400.

The Fife Farmers’ Market – 0900-1300: Cupar Heritage, Cupar Development Trust and Fife Family’s History Society will all be attending – the Society will be encouraging people to come along and ask their ‘experts’ about their Fife Family History and Cupar Development Trust will be on hand with a display on Inner Court in association with Kingdom Housing.

Cupar’s Children’s Day – 1000-1830: an array of events and activities will be delivered throughout the day and into the evening as a celebration of and for Cupar’s children, all based around the town’s medieval history …

  • 1000: Cupar Pipe Band will muster at Kinloss Park and march to the market
  • 1045: Cupar & District Pipe Band arrives at the market
  • 1100: Welcome with Piper & Procession for Proclamation: supporters of the day’s events will don medieval costumes provided by Scottish Opera.
  • 1130: The Lord Lyon and Scots writer, Billy Kay – the Thrie Estaitis Proclamation
  • 1130: Billy Kay reads Sir David Lindsay including a world-first … an extract from the 2021 Thrie Estaitis script
  • 1140: The Lord Lyon to unveil new signage and visit market stalls
  • 1150: The Lord Lyon to crown Cupar’s Gala King & Queen, accompanied by ‘Royal Attendants’
  • 1200: The Lord Lyon with the Royal Party to the Duncan Institute (Cupar Library) for the naming of Grotesques and unveiling a display showing copies of medieval documents provided by the National Library of Scotland and St Andrews University.
  • 1230: The Sunshine Kitchen‘s Medieval Feast (with themed entertainment) in the lower hall of the Corn Exchange
  • 1400: Prokofiev Peter & The Wolf performed by Meadows Orchestra – in Broad Scots … in the upper hall of the Corn Exchange
  • 1700: Two-part orchestral concert – Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485 and Prokofiev Peter & The Wolf – in Broad Scots (ticketed) in the Corn Exchange’s upper hall.
    • A link for ticket purchases will be published soon.

C In The Park – 1100-2300: the organisers have billed this as “a big party in the Haugh Park Bandstand in Cupar” – and that’s what they have lined up!

Live bands with DJ sets to fill the day – and all with free entry! 

  • 1100 DJ Tommy Davis
  • 1130 David Low
  • 1145 DJ Keith Honeyman
  • 1200 Kieran Ferrier
  • 1230 DJ Landerson
  • 1245 Ray Kelly & The Bad Boys
  • 1315 DJ Fraser Laing
  • 1330 Club Beirut
  • 1400 DJ Neil McNaught
  • 1415 Pist-N-Broke
  • 1415 DJ Keith Honeyman
  • 1500 The Steve Hepworth Band
  • 1530 DJ Landerson
  • 1545 Cosmic Fish
  • 1615 DJ Alan Nicol
  • 1630 ‘The Legends’ from Milton of Balgonie
  • 1715 DJ Chris Boyle
  • 1730 Nina Kebab
  • 1815 DJ Neil McNaught
  • 1830 Crimedesk
  • 1900 DJ Fraser Laing
  • 1915 Voodoo Pilots
  • 2000 DJ Tommy Davis
  • 2015 Raeburn Heights
  • 2100 DJ Alan Nicol
  • 2115 Rootsystem
  • 2200 DJ Chris Boyle
  • 2300 Ends


Sunday 19th September

All the fun of the fair continues in Haugh Park – and families are invited to take their time to visit and explore all that Cupar has to offer – from the town’s cafes, pubs and restaurants to the walks around the town including those that take in the new interpretive signage launched in 2020, telling the story of Cupar’s past and present.

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