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30th Annual Dublin Irish Festival is August 4-6.

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The 30th Annual Dublin Irish Festival dances its way into the heat of August this weekend. The Festival runs from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6. You can find a complete schedule of events online: Dublin Irish Festival

Tickets are $15 for adults at the gate. But if you purchase your tickets online until August 3, they are only $10. Children 12 and under are FREE. To buy online tickets, go HERE.

I have lots of memories of the Dublin Irish Festival. It has grown tremendously since we first started going there in 1996 (or close to it). It used to be a relatively small event, but it is so large now, you have to be bussed in from area parking lots. We actually haven’t been in a few years, because the crowds have become so massive and I also tend to wilt in the August heat. But I do love all things Irish! I am looking forward to going to see Mary Black perform this year on Saturday at 5:45 pm.

One of my favorite things to do at the Dublin Irish Festival, besides the music, is watching the Irish dancers. The Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance always features wonderful children and young adult dancers.

Additionally, if you enjoy traditional (and sometimes not so traditional) Irish music, there are always a ton of wonderful artists performing on various stages throughout the Festival. For a full list of groups that will be playing, please go HERE.

Looking for a kilt, Celtic artwork, or some lovely crystal? Now is the time to find it without crossing the pond. The Festival has a huge number of vendors selling anything and everything Irish. To see a complete list of marketplace vendors and what they sell, go HERE.

There will also be tons of food vendors, a Wee Folk Area, Celtic Canines, Celtic Sports, Beverage Tastings (of course!!), and even Sunday Mass Services (the Celts like to party, but they also give thanks for all God’s blessings).

May the sun shine warmly on your back this festive weekend (and it undoubtably will-so pick up some sun block at the pharmacy before you head to Dublin).

LIKE the Dublin Irish Festival on Facebook HERE.

For a festival map, go HERE.

For the complete 2017 Schedule of Events, go HERE, which is also downloadable to your phone if you look the schedule up on your phone.

Dublin Irish Festival is August 1-3.

The Dublin Irish Festival dances its way into the heat of August this weekend. The Festival runs from Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 3. You can find a complete schedule of events online: Dublin Irish Festival

Tickets are $12 for adults at the gate. But if you purchase your tickets online, they are only $10. Children 12 and under are FREE. To buy online tickets, go HERE.

I have lots of memories of the Dublin Irish Festival. It has grown tremendously since we first started going there in 1996 (or close to it). It used to be a relatively small event, but it is so large now, you have to be bussed in from area parking lots. We actually haven’t been in a few years, because the crowds have become so massive and I also tend to wilt in the August heat. But I do love all things Irish!

One of my favorite things to do at the Dublin Irish Festival is watch the Irish dancers. The Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance always features wonderful children and young adult dancers.

Additionally, if you enjoy traditional (and sometimes not so traditional) Irish music, there are always a ton of wonderful artists performing on various stages throughout the Festival. For a full list of groups that will be playing, please go HERE.

Looking for a kilt, Celtic artwork, or some lovely crystal? Now is the time to find it without crossing the pond. The Festival has a huge number of vendors selling anything and everything Irish. To see a complete list of marketplace vendors and what they sell, go HERE.

May the sun shine warmly on your back this festive weekend (and it undoubtably will-so pick up some sun block at the pharmacy before you head to Dublin).

LIKE the Dublin Irish Festival on Facebook HERE.

Dublin Irish Festival Arrives with a Jig This Friday Through Sunday.

The Dublin Irish Festival dances its way into the heat of August this weekend. The Festival runs from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7. You can find a complete schedule of events online: Dublin Irish Festival

Tickets are $10 for adults at the gate. But if you purchase your tickets before midnight tonight (August 4) online, you can save a buck. To buy online tickets, go HERE.

I have lots of memories of the Dublin Irish Festival. It has grown tremendously since we first started going there in 1996 (or close to it). It used to be a relatively small event, but it is so large now, you have to be bussed in from area parking lots. We actually haven’t been in a few years, because the crowds have become so massive and I also tend to wilt in the August heat.

In 1997, I had back surgery and I still remember walking around the Irish Festival with my parents, Joe, and Bobbie, as well as Joe’s cousins, Larry and Phyllis. I had to wear comfy stretch shorts, because the wound on my back had not healed and I was leaking a mysterious fluid that turned out to be cerebral spinal fluid. Not long after that weekend, I was back in the hospital to have the fluid flow stopped. Surprisingly, that memory doesn’t dim my fondness for this Festival–probably because I love all things Irish!

One of my favorite things to do at the Dublin Irish Festival is watch the Irish dancers. The Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance always features wonderful children and young adult dancers.

Additionally, if you enjoy traditional (and sometimes not so traditional) Irish music, there are always a ton of wonderful artists performing on various stages throughout the Festival. For a full list of groups that will be playing, please go HERE.

Looking for a kilt, Celtic artwork, or some lovely crystal? Now is the time to find it without crossing the pond. The Festival has a huge number of vendors selling anything and everything Irish. To see a complete list of marketplace vendors and what they sell, go HERE.

May the sun shine warmly on your back this festive weekend (and it undoubtably will-so pick up some sun block at the pharmacy before you head to Dublin).

There’s A Lot Going on the Weekend of August 7, Including the Car Show and the Dublin Irish Festival.

This coming weekend there are a lot of interesting things going on in the Plain City area. Plan your time accordingly.

First off, is the 8th Annual Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In presented by Bob Chapman Ford and the Uptown Plain City Organization. The car show will be on Saturday, August 7 from 11 am to 5 pm. The registration fee is $10 and you can either register by printing out the form on the web site listed below and bringing that to the event (if it is already filled out, this will help speed up the registration process) or at the registration desk between 11 am to 2 pm the day of the show. There will be more than 60 awards, as well as dash plaques to the first 200 registrants, goody bags to the first 100 registrants, t-shirts, raffles, kids activities, as well as food, music, and more.

The car show will once again be located in uptown Plain City along Main Street. For more info on the car show, visit the UPCO site or the site specifically set up for the car show: Car Show Info

The car show has really blossomed since its start in 2003. At that time it was known as the Plain City Jazz Festival and Classic Car Cruise-In. Joe and I worked with Gary Hay, who owned The Daily Grind Coffee Shop, to get the event off the ground. After the first year, we quickly learned that a jazz festival and a car show didn’t really fit together very well. The car show guys hung around long enough to collect their awards, then they revved their engines and spun away in a whirl of smoke and burnt rubber. The people who stayed or came for the jazz bands were a whole different group of people.

Since Joe and I had never really ever been to a car show, we had to rely quite heavily on the Roberts’ family, especially Theresa Roberts, to explain how car shows worked. The Roberts clan had several older cars that they routinely took around to area shows and they knew the circuit and what you did and did not do. That first year, even though he was under 18, Ory Roberts won the “Pharmacist’s Pick” for his entry, not only because his car was our choice, but because his mom had been such a super help to us.

Several years later when Julie Weaver got involved, the car show really became a smoothly oiled machine. Julie, who was a car show connoisseur, had ideas and ways of doing things that made the show very professional.

The car show started out with the cars lining South Chillicothe Street. From there it went out to the parking lot at Lovejoy’s IGA grocery store and now once again, it is being held under the shadow of the clock.

The second offering for this long, hot weekend is the Dublin Irish Festival. The Festival runs from Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8. You can find a complete schedule of events online: Dublin Irish Festival

I have lots of memories of the Dublin Irish Festival. It has grown tremendously since we first started going there in 1996 (or close to it). It used to be a relatively small event, but it is so large now, you have to be bussed in from area parking lots. In 1997, I had back surgery and I still remember walking around the Irish Festival with my parents, Joe, and Bobbie, as well as Joe’s cousins, Larry and Phyllis. I had to wear comfy stretch shorts, because the wound on my back had not healed and I was leaking a mysterious fluid that turned out to be cerebral spinal fluid. Not long after that weekend, I was back in the hospital to have the fluid flow stopped.

One of my favorite things to do at the Dublin Irish Festival is watch the Irish dancers. The Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance always features wonderful children and young adult dancers.

So whether you like jalopies or blarney, there’s something for everyone to do around Plain City this weekend.