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Guide to Ayrshire and Burns County

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Our brief guide to what's on in Ayrshire

There's always lots happening in Ayrshire. Here are some highlights - - -

  • Regular farmers markets - the ideal place to buy the best of the area's produce and try some new delicacies while you're there.

  • Superb all year round programmes of entertainment at the Odeon Cinema and the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr

  • Some of the most important Burns Suppers in Scotland

  • 26 days of flat and National Hunt racing at Ayr racecourse, including the Ayr Gold Cup and the Scottish Grand National

  • Weekly Scottish football matches at Ayr United and Kilmarnock FC

  • A plethora of local agricultural shows, sales and events, including Ayr Show, a major Scottish agricultural show.

  • Music and cultural festivals, including the Ayrshire Music festival, folk festivals in Ayr and Girvan, and the Cartoon Week in Ayr every September.

  • The famous Ayr Flower Show, held annually in August.

  • Regular international bowling tournaments and pipe band championships

  • The Ayrshire Golf Classic – held annually in July