St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year but celebrations are not only happening on March 17th but all weekend long.
You will have plenty of opportunities to wear green and catch the luck of the Irish! If you’re like us and will probably be celebrating at home with the kids, try some of the ideas we found on Pinterest for even more St Patty’s fun.
The 2019 County Sumner Irish Festival takes place Saturday, March 9, from 10am-4pm at Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park amid the gentle rolling hills of Castalian Springs, Tennessee. Admission into the event is $10/vehicle. Click the video at the top of the page for a fun look at last year’s County Sumner Irish Festival!
The County Sumner Irish Festival is anchored around an authentic Irish stone cottage built by Irish immigrant Hugh Rogan here in Sumner County in the late 1790s! Along with tours of the Irish cottage, live Irish music is a highlight of this event: The Def Leprechaun Band, Four Leaf Peat, and Kettle of Fish will have you toe-tapping and dancing along to authentic Irish tunes! (Please bring chairs and blankets for seating as this is an outdoor event.)
The Nashville Gaelic Athletic Club brings Gaelic football and hurling to the fields of the park along with an exhibition game that is sure to entertain!
A costume contest will determine the best dressed who embodies the Irish/Celtic spirit! Prizes will be announced as the event draws nearer.
Food trucks, local craft beer from Half Batch Brewing, vendors, and so much more make for a day of merriment at the 2019 County Sumner Irish Festival!
Stay tuned for more information to be posted on this page about food, vendors, and more!
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Saturday March 9 10AM – 4PM
Cost : $10 per vehicle
Saturday March 16, 2019. Registration begins at 6:30 AM. Half Marathon starts at 8AM, Lucky Dog 1 Mile Wag ‘n Walk starts at 8:05AM, 10K starts at 8:30AM and the 5K begins at 8:35AM.
There are several Irish Pubs in and around Nashville that will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day too. Here is a list, but be sure to call ahead for celebration details and to ensure events are family friendly before you head out with the kids.