The World Gold Panning Championships will be coming to the town of Moffat in August 2017. Competitors from all over the world attend the championships each year to pan native sand and gravel in a specially made panning pool to find gold in a record time for the chance to become a World Champion. Gold panning is great fun for all the family, and everyone is welcome to take part in the Championships. Don't worry if you have never tried the ancient art of gold panning before because there will be a free gold panning school at the event to show people how its done. There will be a wide variety of interesting stalls, some educational, at the event and a comprehensive programme of daytime and evening entertainment will be provided to compliment the gold panning competitions.