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

City of Dublin is committed to providing play opportunities to children of all abilities.  To provide the best overall experience for your child please talk with the SuperGames Staff at the Pot O’ Gold Wristband tent for assistance.

Your 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.

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Unlimited rides on the same day purchased or exchanged.

Playland Hours

 Wendy’s Wee Folk Area & Stage Schedule

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

Friday, August 3, 2018

4:30 p.m. Leprechauns and Unicorns, The Olde Brigade

5:30 p.m.  Story Time, John Locke

6:30 p.m.  Dance Performance and Instruction, Regan Rankin Holland Academy


Saturday, August 4, 2018

11:30 a.m. Ireland:  Land of the Giants, James O. McVeigh

12:30 p.m. Silly Billy, Greg McVicker

1:30 p.m.  “A Taste of Tralee,” Caeli McDaniel

2:30 p.m.  Dance Instruction, The Shamrockers of Dublin

3:30 p.m.  The Ring of Truth, Candace Mazur-Darman

4:30 p.m.  Dance Demo and Instruction, The StepCrew

5:30 p.m.  Irish 101, Julie McGhee

6:30 p.m.  Leprechauns and Unicorns, The Olde Brigade


Sunday, August 5, 2018

11:00 a.m. Folk & Fairy Tales, Kasony O’Malley

12:00 p.m. Fun with Irish Music, Marian Funk

1:00 p.m.  Dance Performance & Instruction, Richens/Timm Academy

2:00 p.m.  The Ring of Truth, Candace Mazur-Darman

3:00 p.m.  Irish Contests

4:15 p.m   Tales of the Fair Folk, Cathy Jo Smith


 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.

 Irish Contests

Wendy’s Wee Folk Stage – Sunday @ 3 p.m.

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

2019 Vendors

Annie’s Dolly Boutique
Annie’s Dolly Boutique has everything you need for you and your Doll.

Face Painting by Jody Rife 
Face Painting by Jody Rife offers professional, quality face painting that is fun for all ages!

Halo’s From Heaven
Irish festival head wreaths , children’s pewter jewelry and trinkets

Airbrush Tattoos — hypoallergenic, long lasting, water proof — made in USA — FDA approved– handmade stencils — family friendly

Usborne Books and More
Usborne Books & More sell beautifully illustrated interactive books for kids.

Vintage Balloon
Make your own 20″ + 36″ + 72″ candy art straw you can eat. Over 60 gourmet flavors available.


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.