Halfway to GAIF Hooley Set for January 25th

Jan 1, 2019

UTICA, NY – It’s party time!

The annual Halfway to the Great American Irish Festival Hooley will be held on Friday, January 25th, 2019 from 6 to 10 PM at the Saranac Brewery (830 Varick St., Utica).

Since its inception in 2006, the very popular party has provided a much-needed respite from the winter doldrums, with great music, food and drink, and a chance to see what hundreds of GAIF volunteers look like in their winter clothes.  The Hooley is the festival’s way of saying “thank you” to the hundreds of tireless volunteers who helped make the Great American Irish Festival the fastest growing Irish festival in the land, and has become the forum for presenting the performance lineup for the upcoming festival, as well as the announcement of the board’s selection for the Utica St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal.

The event includes food, beer specials (cash bar), 50/50 and basket raffles, and the best craic in town.  Entertainment will be provided by The Stoutmen. Tickets are just $15 each and can be purchased at the door.

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