The Colorado Scottish & Celtic Festivals - annually
Each year there are a series of Scottish or Scot-Irish or Celtic Festivals that are held in the state of Colorado. These currently include - chronologically - The Colorado Tartan Day Festival, typically in early April and currently in Longmont; the Pikes Peak Celtic Festival, typically in mid-June near Colorado Springs; the Elizabeth Celtic Festival, typically in mid-July near Elizabeth; the Colorado Scottish Festival in early August returns to Denver; and the "Creme de la creme" of Colorado, the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival and Games, always the weekend after labor Day in early September. Clan Ramsay Colorado looks to attend a majority of these festivals each year - the venues may change annually so follow the "Events" tab at this website or visit Clan Ramsay international for upcoming events.
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Clan Ramsay Colorado at Pikes Peak Celtic Festival - June 2018
Clan Ramsay Colorado at longs Peak Scottish Festival - Sept 2019
Clan Ramsay Colorado at Scottish Festivals - 2022
In 2022 Clan Ramsay Colorado hosted at five major Colorado Scottish / Irish / Celtic festivals including the Colorado Tartan Day festival in Longmont in early April; the Pikes Peak Celt Fest north of Colorado Springs in mid-June; the Elizabeth Celtic Festival in Elizabeth, CO in mid-July; ; the Colorado Scottish Festival in Edgewater, CO in early August; and the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highlands Games in Estes Park in early September. We experienced enthusiastic crowds and met several new Ramsay / Ramsey persons, some becoming new members. Of note, Matthew Paul Ramsey has joined the Clan and even gone beyond the norm, participating fully with his family - wife Megan and three children - at all this year's festivals. We welcome you with open arms. Also in attendance through many of the events was Jesse Glover with wife Ginny Premo and daughter Anny, Steve and Michelle Williams, Tim Hale and family, Dennis Hurt and friends, Edward Ramsay Thompson, Jeanne Ramsay Babbit, Sheryl Ponzer, Cheryl Hessel, Amanda Hoard and family, Jessica Ramsay and family, James Clancy, and Rachel Keillor. Many of the Ramsay / Ramsey roots for these persons date to the early 1700s in America, but others from the latter arrivals from Scotland.
Weather was always a factor at all festivals this year including freezing temperatures and high winds of note, yet all endured and were happy to attend. Something about adversity breeds camaraderie and there was no lack of that through several tough times this year. Saliente and see you all in 2023 !!!
Clan Ramsay Colorado wins Best of Festival - Longs Peaks Scot Fest
Brewmaster Jesse Glover takes 3rd place - Roving Ramsay Scotch Ale
Clan Ramsay Colorado returns to Scottish Festivals - 2022
After a two-year hiatus, Clan Ramsay Colorado returns to the festival field - see Upcoming Events Tab. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado festivals have found it difficult to impossible to open their events during the past two years. However, with a decreasing incidence of the Omicron virus, and a general reduction in serious future variant strains, a change of wind, heart, and popular opinion has led several festivals to finally re-open for the 2022 season. So far, as of this upgrade, the Colorado Tartan Festival in Longmont in early April and Longs Peak Scottish - Irish Highland games in September have encouraged clans to register. We suspect other festivals will fall in line as the year progresses. Let's hope we are finally out of the deep woods on this serious medical situation. See you at the festivals !!
Clan Ramsay AGM at Longs Peaks Scottish-Irish Highland Fest