The Rocky Mountain Irish Festival held in Fort Collins, Colorado is a fairly recent event. They will hold their 3rd festival between August 25 - 28, 2011 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds between Fort Collins and Loveland. This festival has music and a number of other attractions that can make it look more like a circus than your usual Scottish or Irish Festival. The music and the food can make the trip worthwhile for anyone within driving distance of north central Colorado in late August.