This Weekend, Everybody’s Irish @ the Milford Irish Festival

19 Sep

Milford, you guys get the coolest things.  You have your own Oktoberfest, Oyster Fest, and you get your own Irish Festival, too!  Aww, garsh, we’re jealous.  Lucky for us you’re not too far away and we can easily get out there this Friday or Saturday, 9/20-21, to celebrate the music and culture of the Emerald Isle.  Both days will feature classics such as corned beef, fish & chips, shepard’s pie, roast beef, hot dogs, chili, burgers, pulled pork, sausage & peppers, fried dough, kettle corn, and more.   Also, there will be a variety of brews such as Guinness and Harp, as well as hard ciders and wine.   You can also learn more about Irish sports, history, and watch authentic Irish Dancing by visiting the Cultural Tent.  This tent will feature a tea room with Irish coffee and baked goods, too, so make sure to stop by.  

If you’re coming with your kids, don’t worry…there will be plenty of activities for kids on Saturday from 11-6.  Also, you can buy some fancy crafts, jewelry, and clothing, so don’t forget to set some money aside for that.  Finally, you’ll want to buy some 50-50 raffle tickets or the big ticket that will get one lucky person a 10 day trip for two to Ireland that includes airfare, breakfast and 7 dinners, valued at $5,500!  Entrance for adults is $5 on Friday and $10 on Saturday, plus kids 12 and under are free.  Or, you can pay $13 for a two day pass…score!

If you stop by Friday from 6-10 pm, you can listen to The Kerry Boys and MacLean Avenue Band play, or you can stop by Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm to listen to The Highland Rovers, O’hAnleigh, County Cavan, Colleen & The Boys, and Calley McGrane & The Exies.  Also on Saturday you can watch Kathleen Mulkerin’s School of Irish Dancing and Lenihan School of Irish Dancing stomp and kick their way into your heart.

Sláinte!

8th Annual Milford Irish Festival

9/20, $5, 6-10 pm

9/21, $10, 11 am to 10 pm

Kids 12 and under are free

Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion

(Behind Milford Library, 57 New Haven Avenue)

Milford, CT

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