The cultural areas of the Festival allow guests to discover their roots, step back into ancient times or learn a new skill. With a variety of exhibitors and four dedicated cultural stages, there is something for all interests and abilities.
Cultural Workshop Tent
At the cultural workshop tent, guests can learn a new hands-on skill, from making chainmail, to basics of knitting and tatting.
Whether you bring your instrument or just want to hear the music, the music workshop tent will have non-stop instruction throughout the weekend.
Hear fascinating tales from Irish lore and mythology. Storytellers, authors and poets rule this stage.
Returning this year, the Irish Traditions stage focuses on the rich culture and history or Ireland. Learn a little more about the songs from Dublin (Ireland) or about the role the Irish played in the US Civil War.
Irish Authors’ Corner
The Irish Authors’ Corner is returning this year even bigger in its third year. Become acquainted with the beauty of the Written Word in Irish culture. Visiting authors, both Irish and Irish-American will be at this tent all weekend. They will chat with you about their work and you can buy the books from the Book Loft and have your new purchases signed by the author. This year, many of the authors will be speaking in the Spoken Word and Irish Traditions Tent.