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What’s this festival all about

Our festival director wanted to give an overview of what you can expect at the festival! With 3 days until the Great American Irish Fest, people still had some questions. Judy Weeks is going to let you know what’s new this year and what to expect all weekend long.

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Irish Mass

” The Great American Irish Festival” will again hold the Irish Mass under the big tent on Sunday morning at 10:30. A beautiful Mass with  Irish music as well as song by Deirdre McCarthy. As in the past, the collection at the mass will go to local food banks. Attendance to the mass gets you…

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What To Bring

What to bring to the Irish Fest: Your tickets – You don’t want to forget those! Money – If you haven’t bought tickets you’ll need cash. Even if you already have tickets, beer, food, and merchandise are for sale.  We do have ATM’s located on the grounds but it’s always a good idea to have…

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The GAIF is one of the most professionally run festivals we’ve been to.

From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Rare for an event in its third year to be so exceptional. Keep up the good work and we look forward to being a part of the festival next year!

Dave Barton,  The Peelers - 2008

2015-03-24T21:13:16+00:00

Dave Barton,  The Peelers - 2008

From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Rare for an event in its third year to be so exceptional. Keep up the good work and we look forward to being a part of the festival next year!

You guys really have it all together there.

Best of luck on the years to come.

Andy Cooney

2015-04-20T18:52:00+00:00

Andy Cooney

Best of luck on the years to come.

The GAIF is one of the most professionally run festivals we’ve been to

From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Rare for an event in its third year to be so exceptional. Keep up the good work and we look forward to being a part of the festival next year.

Dave Barton - The Peelers

2015-04-20T18:52:52+00:00

Dave Barton - The Peelers

From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Rare for an event in its third year to be so exceptional. Keep up the good work and we look forward to being a part of the festival next year.

Had a great time

It was very professionally run, which goes a long way with us.

Shane Makem, the Makem Bros

2015-04-20T18:53:40+00:00

Shane Makem, the Makem Bros

It was very professionally run, which goes a long way with us.

Thank you for the warmth, the welcome, the complete professionalism

The great folks you choose to work with us - they are genuinely terrific people.

Cathie Ryan

2015-04-20T18:56:45+00:00

Cathie Ryan

The great folks you choose to work with us – they are genuinely terrific people.

First time the festival was held and they did a terrific job

...Utica was a great success. It was great to hang out with The Fenians, Seanchai and others.

From the Prodigals website - 2004

2015-04-20T18:59:36+00:00

From the Prodigals website - 2004

…Utica was a great success. It was great to hang out with The Fenians, Seanchai and others.

The festival was OUTSTANDING

I heard compliments all the while I was there from musicians and spectators alike about what a great event it was. It seems impossible that it was the first year. It was run better than many festivals that have been in existence for plenty more years. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Donal O' Shaughnessy - 2004

2015-04-20T19:03:07+00:00

Donal O' Shaughnessy - 2004

I heard compliments all the while I was there from musicians and spectators alike about what a great event it was. It seems impossible that it was the first year. It was run better than many festivals that have been in existence for plenty more years. Congratulations to everyone involved!