Irish Festival to be held in Watertown this weekend
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 5:34 pm

WATERTOWN -- The 2013 Irish Festival will be held at the Dulles State office building March 15, 16 and 17.

Food, Irish crafts and arts, dance, live entertainment, exhibits, a parade, a dart contest and Irish step dancers will be featured.

Green hair extensions will be available for $10, with proceeds to benefit the “North Country Goes Green Irish Festival” scholarship fund.

Friday night activities will run from 5:30 to midnight and will include the third annual “Donegal Beard Contest,” the Gerry Casey Miss Ireland Scholarship Pageant and music by Jim Bigness, Tartan Special and The Prodigals.

Saturday events will begin at 11 a.m. and warp up at midnight, with music by the Copperheads Band, Merry Mischief, Tartan Special, the Terry Mostyn Band and others. Irish Step dancing will be featured at 11 a.m., followed by the Trillium Fiddlers at 12:30 p.m. The Willoughby Brothers will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The festival will finish Sunday with events running from noon to 5:30 p.m. More liver entertainment will be featured, including the Trillium Fiddlers and a Celtic pipe band. An all day Celtic kids zone with Irish story-teller Deirdre McCarthy will also be featured. Kids can learn to play the spoons and dance a jig.

Raffles will also be held.

Admission will be $6 per person, free for kids under 12. All proceeds will benefit scholarships in St. Lawrence, Lewis and Jefferson Counties, along with Project Children North and other organizations.

For a full schedule visit www.ncirishfest.com.