Elizabeth Celtic Festival
Frequently Asked Questions
(We don't always "think of everything," so we may need to change our answers. But, these are our current understandings or policies.)
Our Dates for 2013: Saturday and Sunday, July 20th and 21st -- The "Third Full Weekend of July"
Gates open to the public at 9:00 a.m., events start at 10:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day until around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Some Saturday events run into the early evening hours, when the temperature is cooler...until 8:00 p.m. and beyond.
On Sunday, gates open to the public just before 9:00 a.m. and the festival closes at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Events start with the Kirkin' of the Tartans, a non-demoninational worship service, led by Rev.
Karen Wehrman, formerly of Elbert Presbyterian Church, who was involved with conducting Kirkin' services in
Atlanta. Most competitions start around 10:00 a.m. and stage performances run from 11:00 a.m. onwards.
The pipe band marching to the front gate marks the end of the Festival at 4:00 p.m.
What are the Ticket Costs for 2013?
In Advance: Please follow this link to On-Line Tickets from Tickets West .
Advance Tickets are $8 for Adults (ages 18-64), $4 for Seniors (ages 65 & over), $4 for Teens (ages 13-17).
There is a transaction fee added. Children (ages 12 and under) are FREE at the gate and don't require a ticket.
Also, tickets may be purchased at any King Soopers Grocery Store in Colorado.
At the Gate: $10 for Adults (ages 18-64), $5 for Seniors (ages 65 & over), $5 for Teens (ages 13-17) and FREE for Children (ages 12 & under).
Military and First Responder Discount Ticket Price for current and former members of the Armed Forces, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, EMTs (and their families)--
$5 for adults (ages 18-64), (must show government I.D. to get discount). (All other ticket rates are the same.)
How much does Parking Cost?
$3 per car (per day). Motorcycles are $1 ("a buck a bike") and there will be a special area set aside for bikes.
The main parking area entrance is located 200 yards north of Highway 86 on County Road 17. The main entrance
to Casey Jones Park will be closed to all vehicles (except emergency vehicles).
What about Handicapped Parking and Accesibility?
The forward-most parking lane in the main parking area will be reserved for Handicapped Parking. Enter the lot from County Road 17, just 200
yards north of Highway 86. A state handicapped parking permit is required.
We will provide a golf-cart ride from the main parking area up to the central level of the festival for anyone who,
for physical reasons, needs or wants it. The ground is undeveloped--that is, there are no sidewalks or paved paths, so wheel-chair bound
persons may (probably will) have difficulty. If you are in the Elizabeth area and considering coming to the Festival, and accesibility is a concern,
please contact us and we can try to meet with you ahead of time to see how we can make your coming to the Celtic Festival possible
What about Pets (Dogs, Cats, whatever) and Animals?
Only special exhibitors will be having Dogs. Please leave your pets at home. Our front gate workers will not allow anyone in bringing a dog,
except for Service dogs (which will be permitted). Please don't leave any pets in your car...it's quite hot in July.
Regarding exhibitors: The Festival is adding exhibits or other features involving animals (such as sheep, cattle, horses) which have a
connection to Scotland, Ireland, (and the British Isles in general) and other "Celtic" lands. Note the "Dogs of the British Isles Display Area"
on the map and as part of this website.
For more information, please contact Bunni Crawford at 720-708-2897 E mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I help out at the Celtic Festival?
We need lots of cheerful people not only at on the Saturday and Sunday of the Celtic Festival, but also the day before to help set-up,
and especially on Sunday evening and Monday morning to do take-down/clean-up work. Volunteers get several modest perks, and can do many
different jobs (as time and your interest allows). Please see our "Volunteers Needed" section of this website for specific information.
YOUR HELP IS IMPORTANT and is quietly appreciated by people who are already volunteers. Many hands make light work!
For more information, please contact Alana Wolner, 303-646-5946 (M-F nights and any time Sat.) email: email@example.com
Do you have to be Scottish, Irish, Welsh...or "Celtic" to come?
Anyone can attend the Elizabeth Celtic Festival. It's open to all. You don't have to be "anything."
Just be yourself, and come have fun and be fun. This is a celebration for all!
It'll probably be too hot to wear any wool kilts or sweaters or hats (unless you want to)...so just dress comfortably and enjoy the day.
(Check out the sandals with a kilt.)
The food and beverages will feature both the usual (hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, BBQ, ice cream) and the unusual
(Scotch Eggs, Turkey Wings, shortbread). There are several organizations that would welcome you as a member, and you don't
need to prove anything to join, just have an interest (or be enthusiastic) in the group's purpose.
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