We had a great time at the Irish Festival. There was great food. There is nothing like eating stew out of a bread bowl in over 80 degrees. We got there shortly before 11. It was free before 11 with a food donation. We didn't leave until after 8. The girls did great. They kept the playground open so we were able to unwind there several times. They loved everything from the mugs we bought, to the fudge, the Irish dancer, and the shuttle bus. And there were dogs. We love dogs!