The Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival has been a highlight of September in Estes Park for 44 years; with Celtic Music, Ethnic Dancing, Bag Pipe Bands, Scottish Highland Athletics, representatives of many Clans.

In the early 1970's Estes Park was like most mountain towns relying on summer tourism with ended with Labor Day weekend.  44 years ago the festival's  founder, a resident of Estes Park, had a vision to extend the fall season to the valley.  He started this festival recognizing that September was a beautiful time for people to come to the mountains and with the perfect temperature, all that was needed was an event.  And the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival came into being.  Over the years this Festival has become the most attended event in Estes Park.
The festival has run into some difficulties for 2020.  The event followed all the rules and recommendations that the local, county and state requested, applying for the required variance through the county health department, providing all the requested information.  On July 30, the festival was informed that the variance request was denied. We were told we could have a maximum of 175 people, compared to the usual guests that usually attend. With this restriction the festival will only be able to host the Highland Games.  The festival has been able to survive several down turns over the 44 years, but nothing like this, it is in a very vulnerable situation to see its 45th year. 

  
The festival has managed to stay afloat since the shut down, utilizing the available government loans for payroll and planning, but with no revenue coming in and with the county shutting the majority of the festival down, we are concerned with our ability to even repay these loans, much less prepare for 2021.   
This particular festival has provided an important cultural and educational experience for 44 years, we need your help to keep this event going for the 45th year. 
Your support will allow us to continue to provide the culture experience in 2021 and forward into the future.

Please click on the Button to support the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival for its 45th year September 10-12, 2021
Thank you in advance for your support.

It is with deep regret, the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival has cancelled the majority of events, scheduled for September 11 - 13, 2020. The health department has given us approval to hold the Scottish Athletics and Hurling portions of competition, on Friday through Sunday, September 11,12 & 13, 2020. More information on these events and schedules a bit later.

 
With the latest covid numbers these last few weeks, and  for safety sake I decided it would be in the best interest to cancel for festival spectators, vendors, entertainers and staff, must come first. The festival had filed a larger variance with Larimer County Health Department and was hoping for a positive response but, as the days passed with no word the festival realized, it was unlikely no approval would be forthcoming and unwise to delay a final decision.
This will be a first in the festival’s 44 year history but, we will come back bigger and better, with a full venue for the festival’s 45th anniversary.
For all of our festival attendees, who purchased any 2020 tickets, weekend packages and  VIP packages, the festival will be rolling everything over to 2021, for the 45th anniversary.
The festival will honor all tickets bought. Thank you, to all our supporters!
 

 Slainte mhath!???Peggy Sue Young


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3 Ways to Enjoy Your Weekend at the Scottish Festival:

PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS FOR THE WEEKEND HERE ALL DAY PASSES  ARE AVAILABLE. 

Customize your shopping by purchasing Individual Day Passes (Friday-Sunday Advanced Purchase Only) $25.00, Child Tickets (ages 5-10) $5.00, Junior Tickets (11-16) $10.00, 3-Day Passes (Friday-Sunday) $75.00, Whiskey Seminar Beginner Enthusiast $35.00, Whiskey Seminar Master Enthusiast $50.00 Many options!

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We have an extraordinary festival planned and are eagerly looking forward to September 10-12, 2021.
For any questions, please
Contact us at info@scotfest.com


 


LONGS PEAK SCOTTISH IRISH HIGHLAND FESTIVAL

2020 FESTIVAL DATES SEPTEMBER 11-13

Festival Field Opens to the Public at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday - Sunday, September 10-12, 2021

HURLING

DON'T MISS THE DEMONSTRATIONS BETWEEN

THE REGUALTORS & THE DENVER GAELS

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER  3PM

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10:30 AM & 1 PM

ATTENTION ALL SCOTTISH HIGHLAND ATHLETE COMPETITORS

Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, 2021
Check-in at 7:30 a.m. start at 8:30 a.m.

Please be on time!

HARP DEMONSTRATIONS WITH THE SINGING PILGRIMS  FRIDAY, SATURDAY  AND SUNDAY AT 2:30 P.M. MUSIC TENT 2 EAST BALL FIELD

DEMONSTRATIONS WITH STEEL CITY ROVERS  TBD

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE FESTIVAL FIELD

PLEASE LEAVE YOU WONDERFUL FURRY FRIENDS AT HOME.

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COME OUT AND SEE THE HIGHLAND CATTLE

THAT WILL ON DISPLAY ON THE FESTIVAL FIELD

FRIDAY - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2021 

9 AM - 5 PM



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Celebrating Over 43 Years in Estes Park Colorado,
the Celtic Capital of North America
 
Come out for the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
and learn about your heritage.
Call 970.586.6308

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Immerse yourself in the Celtic culture at the Highland Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, Inc. hosts the largest such festival in the country. The event includes Scottish athletics, the best in Celtic rock and folk music, and live field performances. 


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Thank you for your interest. Please reach out with questions or comments using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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