Get ready to go green at the North Texas Irish Festival. This annual event will be filled with music, food and fun for everyone who wants to enjoy the Irish and Celtic culture. It will be held from Feb. 28 to March 2, 2014, at Fair Park.
The North Texas Irish Festival features many of the top Irish musicians and dancers from around the world and a number of cultural presentations on 13 stages at Fair Park. After all that dancing, hungry appetites can be satisfied with Irish stew, Shepherd’s pie, or even fish and chips at one of the many food booths featuring traditional Irish cuisine.
Erin Go Bark
Celebrating the role of the Celtic canines, this year’s theme is Erin Go Bark. The North Texas Irish Festival is known as a dog friendly event, so they encourage you to bring your pets to the festival so that they can enjoy the music and food, too.
The canine event will be held in the Grand Building located directly across from the Old Mill Inn and next to the Tower Building. It will be dedicated to dogs and other friendly pets, and house our many rescue groups as well as other organizations featuring dogs that are part of our lives.
Visit the Tom Thumb Culinary Stage, where cooking presentations from top chefs will modernize Irish classics with new flavor twists and cook with traditional Irish ingredients. You can also can taste some of the delicious food, then wash it down with a glass of your favorite Irish beverage, like Guinness.
The festivities continue with whiskey tastings, blacksmithing demonstrations, archery in a Celtic village, Gaelic football and horse displays that allow attendees to experience Celtic culture.
Family friendly activities include children’s entertainment, a petting zoo, safety demonstrations and art activities. Storytellers blessed with the Blarney’s gift of gab will weave tales of Celtic lore on the new Schanachie Stage.