Irish Fair of Minnesota Patrick McNeil


Irish Fair of Minnesota 2019

Aug. 9
3-11 p.m.
Aug. 10
10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Aug. 11
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Art, Barhopping, Family Events, Festivals, Food and Drink, Celtic, Singer-Songwriter

The weekend long Irish Fair of Minnesota features a vast spectrum of family-friendly activities honoring the rich heritage of the Emerald Isle. Foremost among the attractions is a designated cultural area offering handcrafted displays, interactive workshops, and lively presentations from a variety of storytellers, poets, and historians. Music remains an integral part of the Irish identity, a social facet reinforced by the diverse roster of bands and troubadours, some commanding the stages and others roaming the grounds. With so many melodies filling the air, encompassing everything from folk to punk, dancing is inevitable. The fair delivers with tutorials for attendees and demonstrations by adept practitioners of fleet-footed Irish styles, including improvised Sean-nós dance and precisely choreographed stepdance. Having grown knackered from such a workout, attendees will be glad to find hearty Irish cuisine at the Celtic Kitchen, where tutorials will be given on classic cooking techniques and traditional recipes, with sampling along the way. A wide range of Irish food vendors will also be on hand, not to mention a copious selection of libations to ensure spirited shenanigans for all. Find more info at