Live Irish Music

Live Irish Music

Trad Session & Irish Bands throughout the day!

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing

Performances by local Irish Dance Schools

Red Hair And Freckles Contest

Red Hair And Freckles Contest

Can you win the contest or know someone who can?

Saturday, September 22nd 2018


The 2018 Irish Fest in the Forest is being held on South Taylor Street in downtown Wake Forest from 3:00PM-10:00PM. Come to this family-friendly event to enjoy Celtic bands, Irish dancers, Gaelic sports demos, a seisĂșn tent, a kids area, Celtic canines, vendors, food trucks, and more!

The crowd favorite Red Hair and Freckles Contest will be at 5:00 in front of the main stage.

We are very excited to have a VIP Whiskey Tasting with Great Wagon Road Distillery. Tickets are only $10 and available here.

In addition to the street festival and main stage on S. Taylor Street we will also have entertainment throughout town.

This includes:

Entertainment at Page 158 Books from 4:00PM - 7:00PM.

Rip the Calico, Celtic-inspired dance band at Sugar Magnolia Cafe from 3:00PM - 5:00PM.

Dave Devlin, singer and baritone ukulelist at Tonic Bar and Social Club from 7:00PM - 9:00PM.

Local Irish Bands and Irish Dance Schools will be featured on the main stage. As well as a Traditional Irish Session.

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The Charity Partner for the 2018 Irish Music Festival is Saving Grace Animals for Adoption.

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The Red Hair and Freckles Contest is back! This has been a crowd favorite in past years.

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South Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC 3:00PM - 10:00PM

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This free Irish Music Festival is for everyone!

Come join in the fun. Whether you're Irish or not is of little consequence. Your spirit, your smile and your heart are the important things. The Irish place high value on the family and urge you to make this a family affair. Bring your lawn chairs and make some new friends!!


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