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Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

Autumn Festival Season kicks off the annual celebration of turning leaves and autumn rut from September 19-13, 2015, with the 39th Annual Longs Peak Scottish Irish Festival. Highlights include US International Championship Jousting and Scottish Athletics, Massed Bands, a Huge Parade, Irish and Highland Dance, Dogs, Seminars, and a 5K race.


Everyone will love the nightly Tattoo – once the evening drum, bugle, or piper signal recalling soldiers to quarters – now a rousing parade ground concert of military bands. New this year, the pipes, drums, bands and drill teams start their performance at twilight with a cannon salute, followed by torch-lighting and the precision, grace and power of massed bands.  Tattoo shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30p.


Athletics on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday include Dogs of the British Isles competing in speed, agility, skill, and beauty with a Grand March of Dogs on Saturday and Sunday at 1p.  Show your dogs in traditional Black and White please!  Reaglestack Heavy Armour and Light Armour Jousting are featured daily on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10a – 5p.  The festival field will also showcase hammer throws, putting the stone, and caber throwing contests. The Strong Man Contest is held on Friday from 10a -4p followed by Amateur Championships Saturday and Sunday from 10a-4p and Heavy Athletic Professional Championships on Saturday from 10a-4p.


Along with athletics, Scotfest features Live Music and Traditional Highland Dance. Celtic Folk music features Celtic Harp, Fiddle, Tin Whistle, Hammered Dulcimer, and Vocalization.  Enjoy Celtic song each day from 9am.   Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Seann Truibha, Sailors Hornpipe, Scottish Lilt an more featured Highland Dances are ancient in origin, dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries and an be enjoyed beginning on Saturday at 9a and on Sunday at 10a.


Adult (including figures) and Championship Irish Fies Dance (Jigs, reels, hornpipes, and set dances) compete on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9a.


For the complete Festival Schedule and to purchase tickets please visit