Fern Tug O’ War
Tug O’ War is an age-old tradition at any Highland Games and has become a major crowd-pleaser at the Hororata Highland Games. The Fern Tug O’ War sees an intense battle of strength, teamwork, and sheer willpower play out. Teams of ten compete throughout the day in heats, working towards reaching the final TUG! The crowd passionately and loudly supports each team as they work to pull the opposing team across the line.
Two categories with $1000 prize pool each plus Fern will give $500 donation to the winning team’s chosen charity, school, sports club or community. organisation
Why should you enter this event?
The Fern Tug O’ War is one of the participation events of the Games and will follow traditional Scottish rules.
The schedule will be announced three days before the event. We make sure you have time to enjoy the festival in between heats.
Teams will have an area where they can set up a gazebo to store gear for the day.
Enter online here. Entries open 1st September and close 3rd November.
Late entries may be accepted if the category is not full.
This event runs wet or fine. We have wet weather contingencies.
Competition details will be emailed to competitors following the closing date. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with all entry information.
All competitors will receive a pass to the event. Remember to purchase your discounted supporters tickets!
All Senior Grade Teams
$200.00 (Includes gate entry for 10 people)
$30 (Includes 1 x Managers entry pass)
Note: Entry is on a first-in basis as a limited number of teams can be accepted.
|Grades||1st Place||2nd Place|
|Trophy||The coveted Hororata Highland Games trophy, individual gold medals, $500 worth of Z Cards, donated by Fern, a $150 event Bar Tab (to use at the event’s bar by 5pm) and $350.00 CASH. Plus a $500 donation to the team’s chosen charity, school, sports club or community group.||Silver Medals|
|Mixed||Individual gold medals, $500 worth of Z Cards, donated by Fern, a $150 event Bar Tab (to use at the event’s bar by 5pm) and $350.00 CASH.
Plus a $500 donation to the team’s chosen charity, school, sports club or community group.