Can you believe it? The Connecticut Irish Festival is 50!
The event is held at the North Haven Fairgrounds on Washington Avenue, according to a release.
"This event, sponsored by the Irish American Community Center, is the longest running Irish Festival in New England and, according to organizers, the United States," the release said.
There also will be genealogy, traditional music presentations, and carving demonstrations.
The cultural building will house area Irish organizations and an Irish bread-baking contest, the release said.
"Many family-friendly activities will be featured both days," the release said.
Some exhibits include: Irish magic shows, face painting, and Irish story time
There will be rides, youth football scrimmage, sheep shearing, and pony rides.
Also, Seven Nations will headline Saturday evening, the release said.
Also, Celtic Cross, Kitchen Party, Mean Carlene, and Tommy Goodwin and Sharon, the release said.
For a schedule of activities and times, visit www.ctirishfestival.com.
Or visit the Festival Facebook page.
A .7-mile kids’ fun run at 10:30 a.m. is followed by the road race and 2-mile fitness walk at 11 a.m.
Sign- ups for all begin at 9 a.m. The Race Director is Joe Riccio (203) 481-7453; for more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the festival website for online registration.
Saturday evening will feature a Gaelic football exhibition game between two teams comprised of members of the New York Police Department and the Fire Department New York.
Prior to the game, there will be a "Battle of the Bravest" Tug-o-War tournament
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