Children’s Activities

The Dublin Irish Festival offers a wide variety of activities for families.  In addition to the Wendy’s Wee Folk Area & the Pot O’ Gold Playland, families can explore the interactive cultural villages and visit with the Celtic Canines.

Pot O’ Gold Playland

pot-o-gold-01-01Your child’s dream come true. Featuring more than 20 inflatable rides and activities on two acres in the South end of the Festival. Restrooms and tented seating areas with tables are conveniently located within the playland.

The playland is recommended for ages 2 – 12. Select rides have height and weight requirements which are posted at the entrance to each ride. Wee folk too small to ride, can take advantage of a smaller FREE play area with activities safe for toddlers.

2017 Wristband Prices

Unlimited rides on the same day purchased or exchanged.

$10 each
$12 each
online until midnight on Thursday, August 3
onsite and online after midnight, Thursday, August 3

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Playland Hours

4 – 10 p.m.
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.





2016 Activities

Wendy’s Wee Folk AreaIrish Fest Kids Area 14
Wee ones are free ones! Enjoy free family activities and entertainment including Irish-inspired crafts, Irish music and stories. The Wee Folk Stage schedule can be found in the Festival Schedule page.

Kids Highland Games
This fun for the whole family activity included Highland Heavyweight and Hurling activities on the Sports Field. Attendees are able to toss a caber and throw a braemar stone just like the adult athletes! For more info, visit the Sports page.

Fairy Tea & Pirate Parties
Enjoy an enchanting hour of beautiful fairy tales or delightfully scary Pirate stories, while sipping tea and eating scones and cookies. Your children will be transported for a brief time into another world!

Pre-registration is required.

Irish Contests
Wendy’s Wee Folk Stage – 3 p.m. on Sunday

Contestants will be crowned reddest hair, greenest eyes or most freckles. Age groups are 8 & under, 9 – 17 and Adult. There is no fee nor registration to compete.

2016 Vendors

Color Me Happy Face Painting – Come get your Happy Face on with us! HIGH end face painting and glitter tattoo’s!

Halo’s From Heaven – Offering unique Irish headwreaths, trinket boxes, children s figurines and fused glass and pewter jewelry.

The Sand Box – Create one of a kind sand art! Fill assorted bottles with colored sand.

Sandy Candy – Make your own candy art straw you can eat! Over 120 Gourmet flavors!

Twisted Sister Crochet – Adorable clothing and accessories for girls and their 18″ American Girl Dolls. Custom crocheted items for girls of all ages.

WeeJoySing – Come share the JOYS of music making, laughing, learning and playing with your child, enhancing early skill development!

Memories in a Minute – Photo booth with Irish themed 2″ x 6″ photo strips and a variety of frames.

In an effort to help quickly relocate separated parents and their small children, the Dublin Division of Police will be providing IDENTI-KID wristbands. Caregivers can stop by one of these conveniently located tents and obtain a free wristband that will display the child’s name, age and parent’s phone number. Every year family members are accidentally separated but if the child is wearing this wristband we can facilitate their reunion more rapidly.

These tents are proudly staffed by volunteers from the Dublin Police Community Service Officer Program and members of the Dublin Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.