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Join us for some authentic Scottish food, Irish whiskey ice cream, great beers & ales, fantastic local Celtic music, dance, piping, Scottish Heavy Athletics, local artisans, merchants, Living History Reenactments, and find your family clan! There are also lots of kid-friendly activities, plus children 12 and under are always free at the gate.
Affordable fun for everyone!
This year, the Elizabeth Celtic Festival is bringing back a pipe band competition, after a seven-year hiatus. The competition is sanctioned by the Western United States Pipe Band Association and will feature some very good pipe bands in Grade IV (4) and Grade V (5). There will be two contests for each level, and they will be held on Saturday afternoon only. This year, the format will be mini bands (that is, slightly fewer players required—the contest music requirements are the same as for “full” bands). On Sunday, there will be a full day of outstanding Solo Piping competitions, as well as pipe band performances.
One of the bands competing at this year’s Elizabeth Celtic Festival is the Northern Colorado Caledonia Pipe Band. Formed in 1981 (originally as the “Fort Collins Pipe Band”), it draws members from across Northern Colorado, as well as from the Denver Area. The band is led by Pipe Major Paul Landers and Drum Major Dave Cottrell, with Dan Roush – Drum Sergeant They wear the “Weathered” Douglas tartan.
Now playing in Grade IV, this band has performed and competed not only throughout Colorado and the Western United States but has competed in the past in Canada and Scotland (placing third at the World Pipe Band Championships in Grade III, with the drum corps winning the Grade III). They were Western U.S. Champions in 2011. This band is a joy to listen to, and it sets a high level that encourages all other bands to meet it.
Come see the Northern Colorado Caledonia Pipe Band and other pipe bands compete, starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival.
For a general history for pipe bands, see the Festival’s website using this link: https://www.
Check out Northern Colorado Caledonia Pipe Band’s website: http://www.nccpipeband.org
and their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/
For the safety of our patrons and participating Dogs of the British Isles, please leave your beloved pets at home where they will be safe and comfortable.
Per insurance regulations, only certified service animals and dogs with rabies, distemper, and kennel cough vaccinations will be allowed in the park (proof of vaccinations must be presented prior to admittance).
All approved animals must visit the Dogs of the British Isles area for registration and an attendance ribbon. Questions regarding animals can be directed to our Animal Coordinator at Animals@ElizabethCelticFest.org
**Certified Service Dogs are allowed.