The Cortez Celtic Fair will host a Highland Games competition, a Highland Dance competition, Celtic bands, Clan tents, and kids activities. The event is free to the public. Beer proceeds are donated to local charities.
The fourth annual Cortez Celtic Fair is free to the public, and will have activities for all.
Here’s what people are saying about the Cortez Celtic Fair:
“The Celtic Fair events that have been held in Cortez, Colorado have been among the most popular and most entertaining venues in our history! The overall atmosphere is one of family fun and relaxation. The City of Cortez encourages your repeat performances! “
Mike Lavey, City of Cortez Mayor
“As a Scotsman transplanted to SW Colorado, The Cortez Celtic Fair is a refreshing yet nostalgic event that is always a must in my annual planner. It’s like a piece of Scotland is transported to The Four Corners – except with way better weather….
Celtic music showcasing the best of Irish and Scottish musicians in the area certainly makes me yearn for the glens of my homeland. The Highland games, dance competition and ceilidh not only appeal to veteran Celtic lovers but have a definite appeal to newcomers who may be unfamiliar with this wonderful cultural experience. The Cortez Celtic Fair strives to celebrate all aspects of Celtic Culture – be they from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, The Isle of Man or Cornwall. With so many residents of the Four Corners being direct descents of Celtic folk, you don’t have to make much an effort to be soon be engaged in conversation with complete strangers about all things Celtic. The Fair has an overwhelming aura of friendship and kinship.
It is so refreshing to see so many attendees don traditional attire. Scots love to see other people wearing the tartan even if they don’t have roots with Scotland. Get yer kilt on and feel the breeze! See you at the next Cortez Celtic Fair!”
Ian Elder-Cheyne, Program Manager, The Pinon Project
“We love selling kettle corn at the Celtic Fair every year. It is without a doubt our most looked forward to event of the year. Not only is it well organized, Randy is also a joy to work with. It’s just a fun, high energy atmosphere and it seems to get busier every year. We have been there since year one. We loved the Highland Games and are glad to hear they are returning. It’s fun to watch the kids and adult activities with everyone having so much fun. Thank you.”
Beth Harris, Harris Kettle Corn
“We are so glad we participated in the 2021 Celtic Fair! The activities were great! The people were great! The event exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to do it again in 2022! Thanks for inviting us!”
Allen Michalak, Farmers Insurance
“The Celtic Festival in Cortez will be a fun filled experience for the whole family. NMCA will be there to help put on the Athletic side of the festival. There will be weights flying, stone putting, and cabers turning in a day long competition. Come out to be part of the celebration of Celtic Heritage that will take place in June.”
Grant Oliver, Highland Games Coordinator, Albuquerque, NM
“The Main Street Brewery & Restaurant has been a proud sponsor of the Cortez Celtic Fair over the past several years. It is, by far, one of the best events available for all ages to the Cortez community and surrounding area. We missed enjoying the Highland games over the last couple years and are excited to hear that they are returning in full force competition!! Come out and enjoy a fun family adventure into the world of kilts, dancers, and bagpipes!”
Brandon Miller, Main Street Brewery & Restaurant
We Hope You Will Join US! 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This year, beer proceeds will be donated to several local charities.