Thanks for the entertainment feedback! We are looking forward to a fabulous festival in November of 2017. The Entertainment schedule will be set this summer. Entertainment / PERFORMERS -2017.

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Reduced Pricing for the Festival, and Happy Hour Friday returns!  Friday evening 6 PM until 8 PM, beer prices will be $5.00!   Click on “Information!” …

Maryland Irish Festival

The Maryland Irish Festival is presented annually by Irish Charities of Maryland, a 501 (c) 3 Charitable Organization, and is held at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium during the second weekend in November. This annual celebration of Irish culture features local, regional and international Irish music, Irish Dancers, traditional cuisine; cultural exhibits and workshops, and a wide variety of quality vendors of Irish goods.

Join us all weekend as we celebrate our Irish culture with great music, food, beer, and do some early Christmas shopping with our fantastic vendors!  We have many Cultural and Historical displays and performances, the well attended “Speaker Series”, and a large dedicated kids play area with bouncy castles, activities, and games.

The modest admission fee to the festival goes to support the many charitable causes of our own Maryland Irish community, whose members volunteer their time every year to put on this great event.  It’s a family affair, so come out, have fun and be part of this great charitable endeavor.

To make a donation directly to Irish Charities of Maryland, please click the Donate button below. All donations are fully tax deductible, since we are a 501 (c)(3) charity.  Thank you!

Sally Murphy Memorial High Tea

The Sally Murphy Memorial Tea, to be held Sunday, November 12th, 2 seatings @ 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM, price is $37.50, and includes High Tea and entry to the Festival, limited to 30 each seating. Presentation will be the History of Tea and Irish culture by Karen Donnelly, Certified Tea Sommelier and owner of Greenhalgh Tea.

Tickets are available online in the column to the right.




The annual trip to Arlington National Cemetery to place wreaths on the tombs of the fallen will be held on Saturday, December 16th.  Irish Charities will be sponsoring a bus to the cemetery with coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts included.  We will be leaving the Timonium Park and Ride at 6:00 AM and the I-70 Park and Ride at 6:20 AM, riding to Arlington, placing wreathes, and returning in the afternoon.  Cost of the bus is $25.00 per person.  Mark your calendars!  Please use the PayPal button below to pick how many riders will be going with you and your pickup location.  Thank you for supporting this worthy cause!

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