GOS 2018 – Something for Everyone

flycasting2The Art of the Cast!
Try your hand at the popular Fly-Casting Competition? Events are set to accommodate the kids plus those others with a serious fly-fishing fetish! Participation is free at the Gathering – the winners will take home great prizes!

The Longbow, the Recurve or the Compound?
DSC_3055nrBack by popular demand, visitors will be treated to a new archery venue offering visitors the opportunity to learn more on the finer point of this traditional sport. Hosted by Perth-Andover’s newly-formed archery club (Twin Rivers Archery) certified instructors will educate and let you try your hands at the fantastic medieval sport!

Double-Bitters in the air?
Are you excited yet? New to 2018, an Axe-Throwing venue will be introduced and hosted by renowned expert Paul Woodland. Stop in and learn what it takes! Attempt to sink an axe into the scoring target!

From Wool to Sweater
Expert weaver Liz Miller from Saint John along with several assistants working the spinning wheels will guide you through the complex transformation of sheep’s wool to a finished shawl – all in 1 day! This will be something to see!

The Caber Twist!scots_caber
OK, here’s a new one sure to delight the crowds! Everyone knows the caber is a large and very heavy wooden pole tossed around the field by competitors at the Athletes venue. This year festival organizers will take this sport to a new level. Teams of 4 will shoulder a more convenient sized caber and try to maneuver, as a team, through a relay course. Sounds simple enough right? Come to the Gathering and see how easy the Caber Twist really is!