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Shenanigans Irish Festival at Stony Creek Branford
March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Shenanigans Irish Festival will be held at Stony Creek Branford on Saturday March 16th from 12 noon to 8 pm. Join Stony Creek in Branford on Saturday, March 16th for the first annual Shenanigan’s Irish Festival! The day will be filled with live music, games, dancing, food, fun, friends and of course delicious BEER!
Tickets: $20 includes entry to the celebration, your first beer and a commemorative stein. The stein will be yours to keep and continue to use throughout the day!
SHENANIGANS IRISH ALE:
That’s right, Shenanigan’s Irish Festival has its own beer! Stony Creek Brewmaster Andy Schwartz will be brewing up an Authentic Style Irish Ale for this event. Check back for more details and be sure to grab a couple pints while it lasts!
Food trucks will be on-site preparing authentic Irish fare
SKYSCRAPER FOOD TRUCK:
Skyscraper Sandwiches brings amazingly delicious sandwiches directly to people who crave the flavors of a great New York City deli. They feature piled-high sandwiches, made fresh to order, and packed with mouthwatering ingredients!
Their core menu consists of corned beef, pastrami, Reubens, Rachels, sliders, portabella reubens – all with truck-made dressings. Look for their special seasonal offerings as well!
OAK HAVEN’S IRISH POP-UP:
Oak Haven offers fresh and unique foods. Their products always meet the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality while combining both modern-creative and classical styles of cooking. Oak Haven Table & Bar always keep their concept fresh, exciting and on the cutting edge. For the Oak Haven Irish Pop-up you should expect to see creative takes on such classics as Grilled Soda Bread, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potato Pancakes, Irish Stew, Bangers & Mash, Cheddar Burgers and More!
Authentic Irish music and drum corps performances.
LIVE MUSIC BY: THE JOLLY BEGGARS:
The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences. Based out of Connecticut, their traditional songs and musical arrangements have exposed many to the joys of Celtic music. They tell traditional stories from Irish folklore and intersperse their musical arrangements with traditional reels and jigs. Characterized by their tight harmonies and use of guitars, mandolin, tin whistles, octave mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, double bass, bodhran, spoons, and more, The Jolly Beggars have quickly built a solid following and continue to spread their music around the east coast.
The band performs music that is largely Celtic in origin (Irish and Scottish), with some pieces coming from an extension of that music in other cultures.
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY THE STONY CREEK FIFE & DRUM CORPS:
Since its founding in 1886, the Corps has been continuously active in the civic life of the village of Stony Creek, with its influence also reaching throughout the United States as well as internationally. Its first appearance in 1887 was a performance to dedicate the Soldiers Monument atop East Rock in New Haven. Since then the Corps has appeared thousands of times, igniting the crowds as they march and play.
Each year, they participate in several events within Stony Creek; march in Branford’s Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day parades, as well as in parades and musters throughout the Northeast and beyond. In 1957, the Creek represented Connecticut in President Dwight D. Eisenhower Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC. The Corps has also made several appearances overseas. They have participated in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland and have won First Prize at the International Band Competition in Limerick, Ireland. During its long history, the Corps has won numerous fifing and drumming awards and trophies, including six Connecticut State Fifers and Drummers Association championships.
Event is 21+ with valid ID. Please drink responsibly
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