The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Monsignor Crean, Division One, will host the 33rd Annual Irish Festival on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th. All events all weekend long are open to the general public.
On Saturday from 11am to 7pm on the grounds of the AOH club at 2419 Kuser Road in Hamilton NJ, enjoy food trucks, DJ and beer garden. On Saturday night October 8th, the AOH, will host an Irish pub night at the club from 7pm to 11pm, featuring the music of one of New Jersey’s best Irish Bands the Eamonn Ryan Band. Stop by the club and enjoy a pint and listen to the Eamonn Ryan band as they mix traditional, rebel, contemporary and original Irish music to form their sound. Pub night admission is free, is open to the general public with the bar open until midnight.
The weekend’s signature event, the 33rd Annual Irish Festival will take place Sunday on the club grounds starting at one PM. Admission is just $5 for adults and children under the age of 15 are free, when accompanied by an adult. Food Trucks will once again be on hand to provide festival goers many mouthwatering options. As the area’s longest running Irish festival the committee is proud to announce once again that the festival has an expanded free children’s area from 1PM to 5 PM with activities for the kids, which includes free pumpkin decorating for the first 75 kids compliments of Dragonfly Farms. Also free for the kids is a petting zoo and a soccer penalty kick contest. For those that love Irish Dance, the festival will feature performances by Rince O Chroi a Traditional and Contemporary Irish Dance School and The Denogla-Armore Academy of Irish Dance. The award winning Monsignor Crean Pipes and Drums will also play during the day.
Irish bands scheduled to appear are Billy O’Neal and Ballycastle, and one of Philadelphia’s most popular Irish Bands the Bogside Rogues, filling out the bill is Paul Weise. Music will be continuous from 1:00 pm thru 9:00 pm. Beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the Festival. There will also be a 50/50 raffle; last year’s winner took home $5,700. A second raffle will be for two game tickets to a Notre Dame football game in South Bend Indiana; air travel, rental car and two nights lodging also included to winner. Vendors will also be on hand. For more information about the Hamilton Irish Festival, please visit the website at www.hamiltonirishfestival.com , like us on Facebook at Hamilton Irish Festival or call Sean Pender at (609) 462-7056. Festival is open to the general public. Rain or shine, and guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy two great days of Irish fun and entertainment. No outside food or drinks. No pets only service animals allowed.