On July 11, the Central New York Irish Festival will hold its inaugural event at MKJ Farm in Deansboro, New York. This rural setting will provide the setting to continue a favorite family tradition of music, camping, and fun celebrating the Mohawk Valley region’s rich Irish heritage.
The event will begin at 12 p.m. and feature some popular international and national musical acts such as The High Kings, Enter the Haggis, and House of Hamill, as well as local favorites, The Blarney Rebel Band and The Public House.
The one-day, family-friendly celebration will include a kids’ zone with activities for all family members. It also will feature crowd favorite, Buffalo Heavies, as they demonstrate their athleticism in the Traditional Highland games. For those interested in tracing ancestry, an experienced Irish genealogist will be on hand to help. Local Irish dancers will entertain with a jig or two, while local food and beverage vendors will offer a variety of options.
Continuing a tradition in the Mohawk Valley, this summertime festival will offer an additional opportunity to showcase great Irish talent and musicians and fun for all.
Advanced sale tickets for the Central New York Irish Festival, and camping spots, can be purchased at cnyirishfest.com.