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The Third Annual

Friday March 15th - Sunday March 17th, 2013


Indoors: McGonigal's Pub & The Annex

Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM


Outdoor Tent: 200 Block of Park Avenue, just East of Cook Street

Friday 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM - Midnight


The 3rd Annual Barrington Celtic Fest is Sponsored By

Angel Water   American Cancer Society / Relay For Life

BMO Harris Bank   Grassroots / Roots 2

McGonigal's Pub   Motor Werks

Town & Country Distributors

Village of Barrington


Help us reach our $10,000 donation level goal!

Thank you for your support!

$10 event charge for Festival Tent access

Full Weekend Pass (three days, $10 total) available for purchase

in advance at the Pub and on Friday March 15th!

*Portion of proceeds go to the ACS Relay for Life*

Ages 12 & under free during the day

No charge for Pub or Annex access

21+ in age required after 6:00 PM, BOTH inside & outside


Entertainment Lineup & Venue Info     Food & Drink Vendors     Sponsors & Participants     Directions


The Village of Barrington continues to cultivate and support its wonderful community, and the growth of the village has never been more apparent than now.  With new businesses and entertainment options flourishing, Barrington truly has become a great place to live, work and play.  Building on such rich traditions as the Independence Day Celebration, Brew Fest, Cruise Nights, Farmer's Markets, the Art Festival, Homecoming Day, Relay for Life and the Scarecrow Fest, the Village is thrilled to welcome back one of the largest annual events, and being that it's in March it's the perfect start to another year of big fun in Barrington.


The 3nd annual Barrington Celtic Fest will take place on Friday March 15th through Sunday March 17th on the 200 block Park Avenue, just East of South Cook Street and including McGonigal’s Pub & The Annex. The three-day festival will begin on Friday at 4:00 PM and run all day Saturday & St. Patrick's Day Sunday.  The Pub & Annex will open at 9 AM both Saturday & Sunday and stay open until normal closing times (2 AM and 1 AM respectfully). A huge heated festival tent will be erected over the majority of Park Avenue so patrons can enjoy the celebration outdoors without worries about the fickle March weather!  Festival Tent times are 4 PM - 1 AM Friday, 11 AM - 1 AM Saturday and 11 AM - Midnight on Sunday.  The agenda for the days includes live music, a mix of local retail restaurants and merchants, various entertainment including Irish dancers, bagpipers, special guest appearances, and of course plentiful availability of food and beverages both in the outdoor festival area and the pub.  Details on music, participants and food/drink vendors are listed below.


Admission to the Festival Tent is $10, with a portion of these proceeds going towards the American Cancer Society/Relay For Life.  Any event tickets purchased in advance at the Pub or on Friday March 15th are good for the entire weekend.  There is no charge for children 12 and under to are allowed into the Festival tent free of charge during the day.  There is also no additional charge for entering McGonigal's Pub or The Annex at any time during Celtic Fest.


Sorry, but there will be NO special seating or reservations of any type taken during either day of the Celtic Fest.  Seating will be available in our Pub 2nd level and in The Annex on a first come, first served basis and in The Annex.  There will also be tables in the Festival Tent again on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, NO COUPONS or special promotional discounts will be honored on March 16th and 17th. 


The Pub will be offering a limited menu INSIDE throughout the festival weekend, providing Corned Beef & Cabbage, Fish & Chips, Shepherd's Pie, Reubens and Pub fries...and for the kids we'll have Chicken Fingers and Hot Dogs (both kids options served with fries).  In the tent the Pub will be offering our famous Corned Beef & Cabbage, Brats, Hot Dogs and Corned Beef Sandwiches.  There will be many other food options through Clarke's Bakery & Deli, Cooper's of Barrington and Wild Asparagus...all of which our fellow Barrington businesses.  During both days the Pub offers full bar service in both levels, as will The Annex, and in the tent there will be TWO beer trucks serving Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Blue Moon and of course Miller Lite green beer.  There will also be some special "Irish Version" 16oz cans of Budweiser, Bud Light & Miller Lite, along with Jameson and select wine options available.  Pepsi & Diet Pepsi will be available through the Pub food station, and water will be offered by local business and Celtic Fest sponsor Angel Water.


Note - in the festival tent, all beverages and food will be CASH ONLY.  Credit cards can be used for services within the pub.


The Barrington Celtic Fest is focusing on food, drink and fun, with local and Irish merchants on hand.  With several diversions for the kids, families are welcome and encouraged to attend during the daytime hours.  However, please understand that it's still St. Patrick's Day weekend at an Irish Pub, which inevitably becomes more of an adult "holiday" as the evening hours arrive.


To best accommodate all our patrons during the entire Barrington Celtic Fest, the Pub, Annex and Festival Tent will be 21+ in age after 6 PM


  Entertainment Lineups & Venue Info

(start and end times subject to minor changes)


Friday March 15th


Festival Tent

DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM

5 PM - 8 PM:  Terry Spizzirri (LIVE)

9 PM  - Midnight:  The Breakfast Club (LIVE)

*Various Vendors/Merchants at their booths during the evening*


Pub Main Level

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

11 AM - 9 PM: Irish Music & NCAA Tournament on our HDTVs

9 PM - 1 AM:  Gareth Woods (LIVE)


Pub Upper Level

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

(11 AM - Midnight)

Seated Dining and and NCAA Tournament on our HDTVs


The Annex

DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM

(4 PM - 2 AM)

Irish Music, Seated Dining, NCAA Tournament on our HDTVs

9 PM - 1 AM:  DJ "Nick at Nite" (LIVE)



Saturday March 16th


Festival Tent

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

11 AM - 2 PM:  Triadd (LIVE)

12 PM - 4 PM: Connie Lipper (face painter)

2:15 PM 3 PM:  McNulty Irish Dancers (LIVE)

5 PM 8 PM:  Grassroots presents Stormcrow (LIVE)

9 PM Midnight: Trash Martini (LIVE)

*Specials guests, bagpipers & other diversions throughout the day*

*Vendors/Merchants at their booths all day*


Main Level

DOORS OPEN AT 9 AM

9 AM - 9 PM: Irish Music & NCAA Tournament on our HDTVs

9 PM - 1 AM:  Morgan Fingleton (LIVE)


Upper Level

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

Seated Dining and and NCAA Tournament on our HDTVs

(10 AM - Midnight)


The Annex

DOORS OPEN AT 9 AM

(9 AM - 2 AM)

Irish Music, Seated Dining, NCAA Tournament on our HDTVs



Sunday March 17th


Festival Tent

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

11 AM - 1:30 PM:  The Holy Hour House Band (LIVE)

12 PM - 4 PM: Connie Lipper (face painter)

2:15 PM 3 PM:  McNulty Irish Dancers (LIVE)

4 PM - 6 PM:  Chunky Monkey (LIVE)

7 PM 10 PM: Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press (LIVE)

*Specials guests, bagpipers & other diversions throughout the day*

*Vendors/Merchants at their booths all day*


Main Level

DOORS OPEN AT 9 AM

All Day: NCAA Tournament on our HDTVs

10 AM 1 PM:  Seamus O'Kane (LIVE)

2 PM - Midnight:  Fast Eddie McAteer (LIVE)


Upper Level

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

(11 AM - 10 PM)

Seated Dining and and NCAA Tournament on our HDTVs


The Annex

DOORS OPEN AT 9 AM

(9 AM - 1 AM)

Irish Music, Seated Dining, NCAA Tournament on our HDTVs

6 PM - 10 PM:  Live DJ


  Food & Drink Vendors


Angel Water

Water bottles and complimentary samples


Clarke's Bakery & Deli

Variety of baked goods, cookies, and other items


Cooper's of Barrington

Menu TBA


Heinen's

Menu TBA


McGonigal's Pub

In the Tent

Corned Beef & Cabbage, Hot Dogs, Spicy Smoked Sausages, Corned Beef Sandwiches

Draft Beers:  Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Miller Lite, Blue Moon

Bottled Beers (16oz Aluminum): Budweiser, Bud Light

Liquor:  Jameson

Wine: Various choices (TBD)


Inside Pub/Annex

Fish & Chips, Reuben, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie, Pub Fries

(for the kids) Hot Dog with fries, Chicken Fingers with fries

Full bar service


  Sponsors & Retail Partipicants


Angel Water


American Cancer Society / Relay For Life


BMO Harris Bank


Grassroots / Roots 2


McGonigal's Pub


Motor Werks


Town & Country Distributors


Village of Barrington


600 Haute Boutique

Anderson's Candy Shop

The Annex

Daniel Madigan & Homsy, LLC

Green Door Day Spa

Identity Custom Sportswear

Irish American Heritage Center

Irish American News

Mia Sorella

Paddy's On The Square

Solisq

Sweetspot


  Directions


The entire event is located in downtown Barrington, centered around McGonigal’s Pub at 105 S. Cook Street, which is located one block east of Rt. 59 (Hough Street) and half a block south of Lake-Cook Road (Main Street).  Access to the event via the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Rail is very convenient as the event is located only two blocks west of the Barrington Station.  Plentiful & free parking is available all weekend in the Metra station, and also in the downtown Barrington area



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More information will be available on the websites for the Village of Barrington and the official Facebook Page.  We sincerely thank our sponsors and the surrounding communities that will help make the Barrington Celtic Fest another huge success in 2013!


Facebook Link:

http://www.facebook.com/celticfest


News Links (added as we get 'em):


Barrington Revels in St. Patrick's Day festivities (Chicago Sun Times)

Barrington Celtic Fest 2013 (Justoffthetracks.com)

McGonigal's Pub Opens Barrington Celtic Fest, 2013

St. Pat's Celebrations Start Soon Near Lake Zurich (Patch.com)

Beyond Guinness: Explore Irish Brews at McGonigal's (Patch.com)

Suburban Irish Pubs cook up St. Patrick's Day Plans (Daily Herald)

Barrington Celtic Fest Celebrates the Irish in a Big Way (Patch.com)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the 3rd Annual Barrington Celtic Fest (Chicago Tribune)

Band Lineup Set for 2013 Barrington Celtic Fest (Patch.com)






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