Dublin Irish Festival is this weekend

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

It's that time of the year when everyone starts wearing green and speaking with an Irish brogue! No, it's not St. Patrick's Day - it's Dublin Irish Festival time!

The festival, which attracts more than 100,000 people each year to Coffman Park, opens tomorrow, August 1 at 4 p.m. and runs through Sunday. You'll find seven stages with never-ending Celtic entertainment (including thundering herds of Irish dancers), a multitude of food and artisan vendors, and much more.

Kids 12 and younger get in for free, though a wristband pass to the Pot O'Gold Playland does cost $10. Adult admission tickets start at $10.

Along with having kid-centric entertainment, the Kids Highland Games are another highlight for the wee ones: On Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m., kids can try their hands at such ancient sports as caber and sheaf tossing and the braemer stone throw.

For more information, go to www.dublinirishfestival.org