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The Big Irish Fair in Orange County

By June 9, 2013

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Great American Irish FairIt's time for the Big Irish Fair in Irvine. Billed as the largest Irish Fair in the Western United States, this festival of Celtic culture will return this year to Irvine Lake in Silverado Canyon, Orange County.

The event features multiple entertainment stages with regional Irish dance competitions, and a variety of traditional and contemporary Irish music styles. This year's music line-up includes the Fenians, the Dublin 4, Dublin City Ramblers, Irish dance, harp and fiddle competitions, and more. There are also sheep herding demonstrations and rides for the kids.

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, 2013, 10 am - 7:00 pm
Where: Oak Canyon Park, South side of Irvine Lake, 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676
Cost: Adults $15 advance, $18 on fair days, Seniors (62+) and students $12 advance, $15 at the gate, Children 12 and under, free. Two day adult tickets $28, $22 advance. Check StubDog.com for discount advance tickets. 2013 prices to be confirmed.
Parking: for an additional fee at the park
Info: www.irishfair.org

View photos from the Great American Irish Fair.

Photo 2006 Kayte Deioma, courtesy of www.KayteDeioma.com

March 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm
(1) Bill says:

Will their be a Irish fair this year ie 2013.

March 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm
(2) golosangeles says:

Yes, Bill, it will be the same weekend in 2013. I’ve updated the dates above.

June 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm
(3) Seamus says:

What is the best thing to see if my time is limited to 2hours?

June 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm
(4) golosangeles says:

It depends what you’re interested in. In two hours you can walk through and look at everything, but if you want to catch the sheep herding, a particular band, a specific highland game and the Irish dance competition, you should check the schedules on the website, to make sure you catch whatever is most important to you. There should be a map of the grounds too if you want to map out your most efficient route to catch the bits you want to see.

June 17, 2013 at 11:02 am
(5) Rac says:

The cost to get in is too high .theres parking cost as well.
They say all inside is free,but not true.

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