“Bring back the Mass!”…the masses have spoken!

While a traditional Irish mass is a beautiful spectacle wherever it’s held, when we moved it to St. Joseph’s/St. Patrick’s Church in Utica last year, you let us know that one of the things you most enjoyed about a three-day festival was starting out Sunday with a beautiful open-air Irish Mass.  Well, the Mass is back on the fairgrounds this year, starting at 10:00 AM, and providing the musical and vocal accompaniment this year will be “Irish America’s Favorite Son,” Andy Cooney!

As it was in the past, the Irish Mass is free of charge; however, when you enter the festival gates there is a $10.00 entrance fee. If you leave the fairgrounds after the mass concludes, you will have the opportunity to have your $10.00 refunded.