SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Now is the time to book last-minute tickets and lodging for the 2015 Colorado Scottish Festival in its new location in beautiful Snowmass Village. Special lodging rates for the Festival are still available at scottishgames.org. All properties have easy access to free shuttle service around the Village and to the Festival.
"Snowmass is an amazing destination and a fabulous backdrop for the Festival, which mirrors the scenery of Scotland," said John Thornton, executive director of the Colorado Scottish Festival. "We're very excited for Festival goers to experience our new location."
The dog-friendly festival has a number of attractions, including the Great Highland athletes throwing heavy weights and the caber (telephone pole), Highland, Irish and Scottish Country dancers, Dogs of the British Isles, classic British cars, bagpiping and drumming competitions, and a "Bonnie (pretty) Knees" contests for kilted gentlemen. The Festival also features colorful clans, children's athletics, vendors specializing in Celtic merchandise and food, a Kirkin' of the Tartans (Sunday morning church service to bless the tartans), free Scotch tastings led by experts, nonstop Celtic music, and a free Saturday evening performance by the popular Irish rock group, Swagger.
The Festival field is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 1-2. For information, tickets and the best guaranteed lodging rates, visit scottishgames.org or call 303-523-6469. A limited number of Thistle Club tickets are also available online; these tickets include a Friday evening Welcome Reception, Saturday morning Continental breakfast, close-in parking, Scotch-tasting, admission to the VIP tent and more!
The Colorado Scottish Festival, now in its 52nd year, is sponsored by the St. Andrew Society of Colorado, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about Celtic music, history, dance and culture.
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