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Date posted: 05/09/2012
Be Irish at the Irish Fair!
Did you get to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? If you’re staying in a hotel near Disneyland CA, you’ll get another chance! The biggest Irish Fair in Western America will return to Orange County June 16 & 17! The fair will feature 10 popular Irish bands, shows, sports and so much more to celebrate culture!
The Fenians, Orange County’s favorite Irish Band, and Kris Colt & the Black Rose Band will perform both days. Traditional Irish music, song and dance will play on the Innisfree stage. There will be a harp competition on Saturday, with shows and displays both days. For a complete music schedule, click here.
Those who love shopping will be able to browse over 100 Irish import and gift shop vendors. Irish crystal, Beleek china, claddagh jewelry, hand woodcarvings, Irish breads, pastries, candy, lace and much more will be available at the marketplace for purchase.
At noon, the Grand Parade of the Irish will march through the Park with flag, marching bands, Irish clans and warriors. The parade travels into the Shamrock Bowl stage where participants will salute the newly crowned Southern California Rose of Tralee and the Lord Mayor of the Irish Fair.
Other highlights of the Fair include Irish dogs, step dance, Irish football, hurling, Gaelic, geneology and history. Irish terriers, settlers, kerry blues, water spaniels and wolfhounds will be on display to show their many talents. You can visit Ancient Ireland by walking through the Royal Tara Village, where you’ll experience live reenactments and art of the era. Children will be able to participate in a variety of contents at the Leprechaun Kingdom.
Tickets to the Fair are $18, $15 if bought in advance from ClicknPrint. Senior and student tickets are $14 in advance, $15 day of fair. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Adult 2 Day tickets can be purchased for $22 in advance and $28. Buy your tickets to this amazing fair today!
Dates: June 16-17, 2012
Times: 10am to 7pm
Location: Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Orange County, CA 92676
For more information, please visit www.irishfair.org/html/irish_fair.html.