Go Green at the North Texas Irish Festival

Irish Festival

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.

Festival Activities

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.

Cooking Demonstrations

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.

Urchin Street

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.

Tickets for the North Texas Irish Festival are on sale at Tom Thumb, which sells one-day discount tickets for $14, valid for either Saturday or Sunday. When you order online you may buy the same priced tickets, as well as half-off Friday night tickets, two-day and all-weekend passes at an amazing savings off the individual gate prices