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Tickets for Grant Park 100 on Sale NOW

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Tickets are now on sale for an event which will celebrate 100 years of Grant Park in Forres being gifted to the town.

Grant Park 100 will take place on Saturday, August 24 and early bird tickets have gone on sale NOW.

The one-day event is being organised by Forres Events Ltd (FEL), the company behind the hugely successful Piping At Forres.

Grant Park 100 will include arenas with demonstrations and competitions, with a focus on family fun.

There will also be have-a-go activities, marquees with exhibitions, displays and trade stalls.

There will be live music and entertaining talks with award winning Forres business AES Solar bringing an interactive science tent to the event.

There are also plans to celebrate the significant milestone with everyone singing happy birthday to Grant Park as part of the lively schedule.

The event is being held to acknowledge that Forres man, Alexander Grant and inventor of the Digestive Biscuit, gifted the park to the people of Forres in 1924.

Alan James, chairman and director of Forres Events Ltd explained:

“We are delighted to have today launched our ticket sales. Grant Park 100 will celebrate the park and its value to the community over the 100 years since it was gifted to the town.

“There is a group of committed volunteers who are working hard to bring together an entertaining schedule to ensure that everyone attends the event has a great day out.

“There will be plenty of events that will provide a nod to activities that have been held successfully in Grant Park over the years, such as a cavalcade of car from throughout the decades, and a mini Highland Games with a twist, but there will also be entertainment that acknowledges the wider Forres area and everything it has to offer.”

Early-bird tickets are now available from TicketSource.

Alan added:

“The directors of Forres Events Limited would have loved to have been able to make Grant Park 100 free to enter, but staging an event of this scale and ensuring it is memorable and safe, means we need to invest in excellent services and ensure we are compliant with all the local authority regulations.

“However, we have done our best to keep ticket prices low and hope that people will enjoy the many free activities that will be available within the park.”

As well as being for sale on-line, the Grant Park 100 team plan to have hubs at different locations in Forres, where people can buy tickets directly and with cash if they wish.

Joanna Taylor, a director of FEL said:

“We recognise that not everyone wants to buy online, so tickets will be available on the day, but also at various events in the run up to the day.

“The first event where people can buy tickets in person will be at a talk on Sir Alexander Grant on June 1, which is very fitting.

“This is being held in the Tolbooth in a collaboration with the Friends of the Falconer Museum and the Forres Heritage Trust.

“Other times and places you can buy directly, will be advertised on our website and Facebook and Instagram accounts.”

Joanna added:

“We are very grateful to our sponsors and funders including the Berry Burn Community Fund and Awards For All for tier support which has enabled us to offer these prices.”

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