A Big Welcome to the Creetown Country Music Festival
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We are very pleased to welcome you to the 11th Anniversary of the Creetown Country Music Festival. Over the past ten years the Festival has developed into the largest Country Music Festival in Scotland.
Here we are again, now with 10 years of Country Music festivals under our belts, ready to welcome you to our 11th Creetown Country Music Weekend. Whether you have visited us before or are new to the Creetown experience, we look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our guests from the UK and USA.
Over the years the people of Creetown have made many new friends during the Country Weekend. We would like to thank them and the many local business and community organisations that have helped to make every year a success.
Lastly but by no means least we would like to thank all our volunteers for the countless hours of time, effort and enthusiasm they have contributed to the festival for the past ten years. They have done a truly amazing job and we extend them our heartfelt gratitude.
If you are an old hand or joining us for the first time, a warm Creetown welcome. Have a good time, enjoy the music and have a safe and memorable weekend!
Creetown Country Festival Committee
This year’s marquee, The Big Tepee, is the largest yet and will be located in the Park as before. It provides plenty of room to accommodate line dancing, waltzing cowboys & cowgirls and country music acts, with lots of seating and tables for anyone who wants to take a break, enjoy some refreshments and take in the entertainment.
All the ticketed music will be performed here. Children are welcome in the Big Tepee, but please respect the licensing laws: Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
On Saturday, outdoor entertainment, including music and line-dancing, will also take place in the newly refurbished Square - now a paved, traffic-free area with its own permanent bandstand.
From the Festival Kick-off on Thursday evening, through to the final chords & stomps on Sunday night, you can expect to hear some of the bestCountry Music artists in Britain, performing live in this beautiful and friendly corner of Scotland.
18 Top bands are lined up to entertain:
Bobby D Sawyer (USA) Boots n Gunn Clive John David LaFleur (USA) Easy Rider Gerry Ford Henry Smith and Country Dreams John Dean John Permenter (USA) & The Texas Tornados Johnny Marks Nickel and Dimes The Haleys The Man in Black Show The Peter Donegan Band The Smokey Mountain Boys Tommy Truesdale & The Sundowners Trilogy Performance (Finale) WestRide
See the Programme page for full details.
AS WELL AS ALL THE GREAT MUSIC, THIS YEAR'S ATTRACTIONS WILL INCLUDE:
JAZZ-BAND LED FANCY DRESS PARADE
FAST DRAW COMPETITION
HORSE-SHOE THROWING COMPETITION
GIANT STREET FAIR
with side shows & western trade stands
LINE DANCING IN THE STREET
ARCHERY AND RIFLE SHOOTING
COW POKE'S TENT
FOOD AND BARS
Transport timetable for coaches (motorised, not horse-drawn)
between Newton Stewart and Creetown.
For other attractions in and around Creetown, see the Links page.
Mark your calendars for THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL:
3rd Weekend in September - 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd September 2007!
Creetown is set in the heart of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway.
Maps and travel information can be found below.
From Carlisle, take the A74 north as far as the turnoffs for Gretna and Dumfries. Continue west on the A75 past Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse-of-Fleet until you reach the straight coast road just beyond Carsluith. There are two exits from the A75 into Creetown.
Visitors from the Ayr, Girvan or Glasgow areas can take the scenic A713 down from Ayr through Dalmellington and across the moors to Casphairn, before taking the A712 for New Galloway and west down the Queen's Way to the A75. From there, head eastwards for about 4 miles to Creetown. Alternatively, the A77 from Ayr can be taken as far as Girvan before taking the A714 down to Newton Stewart, then left at the A75 roundabout and across the Cree Bridge four to five miles east to Creetown.
Visitors coming from Stranraer need only take the A75 eastwards to Newton Stewart and so towards the turning off the A75 for Creetown.
t: 01671 830 284
t: 08705 808 080
Scottish Citylink Coaches
t: 08705 505 050
Dumfries & Galloway Local Buses
t: 08706 082 608
Trains from the Carlisle and Glasgow main line stations go to Dumfries or to Stranraer, from where connections can be made by bus to Creetown. Contact British Rail once in Britain for details of services.
t: 08457 550 033
t: 08457 225 225
t: 08457 222 333
National Rail Information
t: 08457 48 49 50
There are twenty crossings from Northern Ireland to Dumfries & Galloway every day.
t: 08705 707 070
P&O Irish Sea Ltd
t: 08702 424 777
The nearest commercial airports are Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick, from which buses and taxis can take you to the nearest station. Bus services from Dumfries pass through Creetown on the way to and from Stranraer.
Dumfries & Galloway has a great network of roads criss-crossing the region making for excellent stress-free touring. Why not follow one of our tourist routes- the Galloway Tourist Route, Robert Burns Trail, Solway Coast Heritage Trail or the Scenic Trail to Edinburgh.