It is with deepest regret, the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival has cancelled the majority of events, scheduled for September 11 - 13, 2020. The health department has given us approval to hold the athletic and hurling competitions on Friday through Sunday, September 11,12 & 13, 2020. More information on that a bit later.
With the latest covid numbers these last few weeks, The festival board realized, that for safety sake, festival spectators, vendors, entertainers and staff, must come first. The festival had filed a larger variance with Larimer County Health Department and was hoping for a positive response but, as the days passed with no word the festival realized it was unlikely that an approval would be forthcoming, and unwise to delay a final decision. This will be a first in the festival’s 44 year history but, we will strive to come back bigger and better, with a full venue for the festival’s 45th anniversary.
For all of our festival goers who, purchased any 2020 tickets or VIP packages, the festival will be rolling everything over to 2021, for the 45th anniversary. We will honor all tickets bought. Thank you, to all our supporters!
All: Due to an unpredictable year, the music board has spent the last few weeks making changes to the re-grade process for the upcoming season.
SOLOIST: All solo re-grades MUST be requested by the soloist - there will be no music board initiated solo re-grades. Results from online competitions can be used, but the soloist MUST provide all the contest results/sheets. Re-grade applications are due by September 15th.
BAND: The band grade designated for 2020 will carry forward to 2021. If a band undergoes a significant roster change and wants to re-grade, they may submit their request as usual, with a due date of September 15th.
More information is in the images below. Please comment/message if you have any questions. ...
Western United States Pipe Band Association Southern BranchAfter much deliberation, the Board of Directors of the Seaside Highland Games has decided that circumstances relating to COVID 19 require that the games for 2020 be cancelled. This was not an easy decision, but one that we feel had to be made.
With that said, we plan to be back in 2021 (October 9th-10th) stronger than ever!. I hope that this doesn't create too much of an inconvenience for you and that your schedules will allow you to join us for the 2021 games.
All the best,
George A. Mitchell Vice President, Seaside Highland Games Director - Piping and Drumming ...