SCOTFEST 2014 Calls for Volunteers

SCOTFEST, Oklahoma’s Premier Celtic Music Festival and Scottish Games, is celebrating its 35th year and is reaching out to the community for volunteer support.

The event is set for September 19-21, and will be held at River West Festival Park on the west bank of the Arkansas River. SCOTFEST offers a weekend of authentic Scottish culture, including live music, games, food and drinks, among numerous other attractions.

Individuals, as well as service groups and clubs, are encouraged to provide their time and talent for the festival. Volunteer opportunities include entry gate greeters, beverage tent staff, Kid’s Glen staff and festival setup. All volunteers will receive free admission, parking, beverage and a volunteer t-shirt. A full listing of volunteer openings are available online at

“This event wouldn’t be possible without volunteers and we are so appreciative of their commitment to our cause,” said Festival Director Steve Campbell. “It’s an opportunity to serve the community but our volunteers also have a great time together enjoying this festival.”

SCOTFEST entertainment includes over ten bands playing live music on multiple stages over three days. Traditional Scottish pipes and drums are a mainstay of the event with multiple pipebands from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas providing performances. Additionally, traditional Scottish Highland games occur throughout the event such as the popular caber toss and hammer throw, among others. A dance tent features traditional Highland Scottish dancing as well as Irish dancing.

Food at SCOTFEST includes the infamous haggis, Scotch pies, Scottish beef, fish and chips and more. An excellent variety of beer, including brews from Scotland will be available as well as a selection of fine single malt Scotch whisky.

Daily admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. A three-day pass can be purchased for $21. Paid parking is available near the festival grounds for $5.

A Highland Pass will be offered for the first time this year and includes a limited edition SCOTFEST collectible beer mug, 3-day festival pass and discount pricing on beer refills. The Highland Pass is available online at

After the overwhelming response in 2013, returning this year are the Scotch whisky tastings by our “Whisky Masters” Rubright & Hardagain, often referred to as the Scottish Abbott & Costello of whisky connoisseurs who will teach the finer points of enjoying five single malts. As a remembrance of the festival, participants will receive a free whisky glass. Tickets and Whisky tasting times are online at

“There are a number of people who come out just for the beer and the music like Oktoberfest, some who come to dance and others who wish to learn about their history and ancestry, but it’s open to everyone, a great family friendly experience,” Campbell said. “If you’ve never visited us, it’s probably the best Oklahoma festival you’ve never been to!”

Dates: September 19-21
Friday: 5 – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 (one-day) kids 12 and under free
$21 (three-day pass)

Founded in 1980, SCOTFEST is Oklahoma’s Premier Celtic Music Festival and Scottish Games, a flagship celebration of Celtic history, music and heritage. More information is available at

Updated 08-23-2014

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