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Children’s Activities

There are so many things for kids and families to do at the Festival. Experience Wee Folk performances, make an Irish inspired craft or attend a Fairy Tea party. The main areas for kids are the Wendys Wee Folk and the Pot o’ Gold Playground, but special activities can be found throughout the Festival. In addition, families love exploring the interactive cultural villages and also visiting with the Celtic Canines.

2015 Activities

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Wee ones are free ones! Enjoy free family activities and entertainment including Irish-inspired crafts, Irish music and stories.

Kids Gaelic 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
pirate__1221836287_8352 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.


The Pot O’Gold Playland
A $10 wristband is good for unlimited play featuring more than 20 inflatables, games and activities.

Hours of Operation
4 – 10 p.m. Friday
11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday

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.



Color Me Happy Face Painting – Fun and affordable face painting, photographs and glitter tattoos

Halo’s From Heaven – Unique Irish Festival head wreaths, children’s pewter & fused glass jewelry & wooden trinket boxes

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!

Cartoon Portraits by Steve Campbell – Considered one of the best caricature artists in Columbus! Stop by to get yours today.

In an effort to help quickly relocate separated parents and their small children, the Dublin Division of Police will be providing an IDENTI-KID wristband. 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 accidently 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.