Press Release Sunday Jan 29 first event for 2023

The 2023 Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival is Celebrating Scotland’s famous Bard in the Camperdown Botanic Gardens on Sunday January 29th.  

The Gardens once home to our Statue of Robbie Burns will be hosting a Family friendly event marking his birthdate.  Dr John Menzies OAM said, “It is a happy coincidence that James Dawson’s son- in-law William Taylor gifted the 1831 Greenshields statue of Robert Burns to the Camperdown Community which has been the inspiration for the present Robert Burns Scottish Festival. This event is kick- starting our 2023 festival and has been hosted in the Gardens for a number of years with folk coming along to enjoy our beautiful gardens in Camperdown”.

Live music in the gardens and entertainment from 4.00 pm including musicians Merran and Pete Moir, Tuniversal Music Group, the Lakes and Craters Concert Band, The Twa Bards, Guest Dancers, Pipers and Drummers from the Warrnambool Pipes and Drums. The event will also have Piping in the Haggis, an Address to the Haggis, poetry and more for patrons to enjoy.  

BYO Picnic tea, drinks, chairs and blanket. Gold Coin Donation upon entry and Children Free. What if it rains? The R.S.L. Hall is on stand-by.

For further information please visit the Robert Burns Scottish Festival website and our

For further details contact – Catherine O’Flynn, Festival Co-ordinator on 0407 056 126 or Jennifer Blomeley – 0422 527 310.