As an FYI: we have many free events this year, thanks to a generous donation from the Rawlings Foundation.  Among these are all the events at Uptop on Thursday, several beginning instrumental classes throughout the weekend, a Hooley at Miner’s Plaza in Walsenburg on Friday afternoon, Dance Instruction and a Ceili in the La Veta Park on Saturday afternoon, followed by a Piping Demonstration on Saturday afternoon next to the La Veta Library.  Be sure to check out the full schedule of events online at