At Irish 2000 Music & Arts Fest, everybody’s Irish, and everybody has a great time, including kids!
Celebrating Irish culture, music and food doesn’t require Irish blood or even the ability to pronounce the word Irish.
Discover why local families with kids of all ages have come to love and look forward to Irish 2000 Fest every September at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.
Good music is food for the soul, and Irish Fest certainly has plenty of it. Your kids will have the chance to hear and gain an appreciation for a variety of very talented and popular bands, including Screaming Orphans (an awesome all-girl Irish Band that plays every year), Hair of the Dog and many others. And let’s not forget the Schenectady Pipe Band — bagpipes are a sure treat for little eyes and ears!
There’s a train for the kiddos to ride on, a bouncy house, fried dough, cotton candy, giant slides, face painting and all the highlights of your local fair, but with the added flair of Irish step dancing, impromptu Irish jigs and other rare sights and festivities to give youngsters a wonderful taste of Irish fun. Visit Celtic Kids, a centralized location at Irish2000Fest that offers fun tailored specifically for kids, including the inflatables, train, petting zoo, pony rides, amusement rides and more.
Got a little corned beef and cabbage fan in the making? All the traditional Irish fare is available for little ones to sample, with plenty of other options for all tastebuds. Food trucks are a rare spectacle for youngsters who will love getting some sweet and savory treats from these restaurants on wheels. Snack stands sell everything from lemonade to french fries to smoothies to sandwiches, offering a little something for everyone.
It’s cool to see all the performers and everyone decked out in their kilts and vibrant Irish attire, and it’s fun to don your own! Kids love dressing up, and they’ll have fun joining in the sea of green and shamrocks. It’s like St. Patrick’s Day in September! As an added bonus, you’ll get double the use out of those adorable little “kiss me I’m Irish” shirts before they outgrow them!
For a child, nothing makes a memory last longer than that prized souvenir. Vendors of all kinds are there selling everything from t-shirts to trinkets to toys to tea — and so much more. Hey, you might as well pick up a size-bigger t-shirt for your kid to wear next year because you’re sure to be back again!
This event is certainly a great one to take the kids, but with the best collection of Irish beers and ales available, Irish 2000 Fest is clearly just as appealing for adults! So make plans with the family, or make plans with friends, but don’t miss out on the most anticipated Irish festival around.