Thursday, September 20, 2012

Irish Fall Festival schedule of events primer


The 21st Annual Irish Fall Festival kicks off today and runs through Sunday. The four-day celebration of Irish culture, heritage, music, food, and fun is the largest of its kind on the East Coast.

Here, courtesy of our friends at North Wildwood Recreation & Tourism, is a rundown of the weekend's scheduled events, as well as a list of performers set to take the stage at the Irish Music Tent.

We will have a more in-depth weekend preview tomorrow, including info on two other big events - The Boardwalk Classic Car Show & Auction and the Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration...


THURSDAY - 9/20/12 

- Golf Tournament at 7:30am at Wildwood Country Club
- Amateur boxing – 7:00pm at the Irish Music Tent at The Point at Moore’s Inlet. For advance ticket sales contact John Gallagher at 215-465-1778. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door.

Call (609) 729-0075, 1-800-IRISH91 or visit for more info on festival events

FRIDAY – 9/21/12

- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Food, Vendors & Refreshments
-11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Live Outdoor Entertainment on Olde New Jersey Avenue

SATURDAY – 9/22/12

- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Food, Vendors & Refreshments;
- 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Live Outdoor Entertainment on Olde New Jersey Avenue
- 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk – 8am at 1st and Olde New Jersey Avenue. For advance reservations please visit Owen’s Pub, 119 East 17th Street, North Wildwood
- Brian Riley Pipe Exhibition – 10:00am at 8th Street Field (8th and Central Avenues). Come see six of the best pipe bands on the east coast.
- Irish Dance Lessons – Free - 11am-1pm; Anglesea Volunteer Fire House, 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues.

SUNDAY – 9/23/12

- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Food, Vendors & Refreshments on Olde New Jersey Avenue
- Catholic Mass – St. Ann’s Church - Notre Dame de la Mar Parish (2900 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood) at 10:30 am
- Parade – begins at 12:30pm at 24th and Surf Avenues – proceeds North on Surf to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues


2nd and Olde New Jersey Ave – Along Surf Ave. to 26th Ave.; Additional service through Wildwood and Wildwood Crest – ALL WEEKEND LONG!

For bus info call (609)884-5230 or visit



* Continuous live entertainment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m, featuring...

Broken Shillelaghs
Bogside Rogues
Derek Warfield & The Young Wolftones
Secret Service
Sean Fleming Band
Celtic Connection
Highland Rovers Band
2U (The worlds second best U2 show!)
Belfast Connection
Fitzpatrick School of Dance
Plus: "Irish Pipers" & Reilly Raiders," Irish Dancers, and more...

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