Fairfield County Irish Festival: June 14, 15 & 16, 2013
In 1988 the first annual Fairfield County Irish Festival was held at Roger Ludlowe Field in Fairfield. From its inception, the Fairfield County Irish Festival has been a huge success and has become the premiere showcase of the best of Irish entertainment, food and a special hospitality that welcomes all who come during the weekend. The site of the Fairfield County Irish Festival for the first thirteen years was on the grounds of the former Roger Ludlowe High School. When construction of a new school complex began, the Festival assumed the role of Ireland’s fabled traveling people, its “tinkers”, and staged the Festival in subsequent years at Jennings Beach, Seaside Park and Indian Ledge Park before returning “home” to Fairfield on the campus of Fairfield University, where the Feis had been held two generations earlier. This beautiful site has allowed us to expand the displays of Irish sports at the Festival, as well as increase the entertainment, cultural displays and vendor offerings resulting in a resurgence in interest in our showcase of Irish culture. To a great degree, this is because the Festival operates only through the generosity of volunteers – thousands upon thousands of volunteers over the years – volunteers who are primarily members of the Gaelic American Club, but also other people interested in this celebration of Irish culture, who gladly give of their time and talents. You will meet many of these wonderful people this weekend as they return year after year to give and to enjoy the generosity and hospitality for which the Festival is renowned.
Admission: $12/Adults, $10/Students, $30/3-Day Pass, Free/Kids under 16 with Parent