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The Fourth Annual

Friday March 14th - Monday March 17th, 2014


Indoors: McGonigal's Pub & The Annex

Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Annex opens at 4 PM)

Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM (Annex opens at 4 PM)


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 - 8:00 PM


HEADLINING ACTS IN THE TENT:


FRIDAY March 14th

Sixteen Candles


Saturday March 15th

American English


Help us reach our $5,000 donation level goal!

Thank you for your support!

*Friday & Saturday Only - after 6 PM*

$10 event charge for Festival Tent access


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


Admission to the festival is FREE all weekend throughout McGonigal’s Pub & The Annex

and during daytime hours in the festival tent.

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



THANK YOU TO OUR MAIN SPONSORS:


BMO Harris Bank


Grassroots


McGonigal's Pub / The Annex


Motor Werks


Town & Country Distributors


Village of Barrington


Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce



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 4th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest will take place on Friday March 14th through Monday March 17th on the 200 block Park Avenue, just East of South Cook Street and including McGonigal’s Pub & The Annex. The four-day festival will begin on Friday at 4:00 PM and run all day Saturday, Sunday & St. Patrick's Day Monday.  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 - 8 PM on Sunday.  The festival moves fully inside the Pub and The Annex on St. Patrick's Day.  The agenda for the weekend 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.


We are requesting a $10 admission/donation fee for access to the Festival Tent on Friday and Saturday evenings (anytime after 6 PM), with the main portion of these proceeds going towards the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  Volunteers from the Relay for Life will be on site throughout the event, so anyone who would like to contribute can do so at anytime.  The owner of McGonigal's Pub, Bryan McGonigal, lost his mother to cancer several years ago, so this cause is is near and dear to his heart.  The Pub has set a goal of raising $5000 for the Relay for Life event. 


Admission to the festival is FREE all weekend throughout McGonigal’s Pub & The Annex, and during daytime hours in the festival tent.


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, Hot Dogs and Mac & Cheese (all served with fries).  In the tent the Pub will be offering Guinness Brats, Hot Dogs and Corned Beef Sandwiches.  There will be many other food options through Clarke's Bakery & Deli & Cooper's of Barrington...all of which our fellow Barrington businesses.  During the entire fest 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, Sam Adams Boston Lager 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 and water will be available through the Pub food station.  Note - in the festival tent, all beverages and food will be CASH ONLY.  Credit cards can be used for services within the pub.


To best accommodate all our patrons during the Barrington Celtic Fest, the Pub, Annex and Festival Tent will be 21+ in age after 6 PM on Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings. Also, please understand that this is the busiest weekend of the year for us and other Irish pubs, so as a heads up there will be NO special seating, private event bookings or reservations of any type taken for the duration of the Celtic Fest.  Seating specifically for dining will be available in our Pub 2nd level and in The Annex on a first come, first served basis.  There will also be tables in the Festival Tent again on a first come, first served basis. We apologize for any inconveniences.  Additionally, NO COUPONS, daily food & drink specials or special promotional discounts will be honored March 14-17.


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 - especially on Sunday when the "family day" takes place in the Festival tent!  However, please use your best discretion with younger children at all other times... 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.


Hope to see you here this weekend!


Entertainment Lineups & Venue Info

(start and end times subject to minor changes)


Friday March 14th


Festival Tent

DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM

(4 PM - 1 AM)

5 PM - 7:30 PM:  Ten Foot Tail (LIVE)

9 PM  - Midnight:  Sixteen Candles (LIVE)

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


Pub Main Level

(11 AM - 2 AM)

6 PM - 8 PM:  Guinness Glass Engraving (Promotion)

8 PM - 9 PM: Jameson Whiskey Promotion

9 PM - MidnightDave Hoffheimer Band (LIVE)


Pub Upper Level

Open for Dining at 5:00 PM


The Annex

DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM

(4 PM - 2 AM)

9 PM - 1 AM:  DJ Dance Party with DJ Atlas (LIVE)



Saturday March 15th


Festival Tent

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

(11 AM - 1 AM)

11 AM - Noon:  McNulty Irish Dancers (LIVE)

1 PM - 4 PM:  The Tooles (LIVE)

4 PM - 5 PM: Bagpipers and Dancers

5 PM - 7:30 PM: Grassroots presents Stormcrow (LIVE)

9 PM Midnight:  American English (LIVE)

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

*Vendors/Merchants at their booths all day*


Main Level

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

(11 AM - 2 AM)

5 PM - 8 PM:  The Tooles (LIVE)

9 PM - Midnight:  Between The Lines (LIVE)


Upper Level

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

Seated Dining, Irish Music, Jukebox

9 PM - 1 AM: The Q-Balls (LIVE)


The Annex

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

(11 AM - 2 AM)

Seated Dining, Irish Music, Jukebox

9 PM - 1 AM:  DJ Dance Party with DJ Atlas (LIVE)



Sunday March 16th


Festival Tent

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

12 PM - 1 PM:  McNulty Irish Dancers (LIVE)

1 PM - 2 PM:  Flannery Irish School of Dance (LIVE)

2 PM - 3 PM: Bataille Dance Academy (LIVE)

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM:  Riverview Rock Crew

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

*Vendors/Merchants at their booths all day*

*Tent will remain open until approximately 7:00 PM*


Main Level

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

(11 AM - 1 AM)

12 PM - 3 PM:  Morgan Fingleton (LIVE)

5 PM - 8 PM:  David Prusina & the Cryin' Side of Town (LIVE)


Upper Level

DOORS OPEN AT 11 AM

(11 AM - 10 PM)

Seated Dining, Irish Music, Jukebox


The Annex

DOORS OPEN AT 11 PM

(4 PM - 1 AM)

Seated Dining, Jukebox, Irish Music



Monday March 17th


Main Level

DOORS OPEN AT 10 AM

1 PM - 3 PM: Special Guest TBA (LIVE)

4 PM - 7 PM:  Terry Spizzirri (LIVE)

8 PM - 11 PM:  Gareth Woods (LIVE)


Upper Level

DOORS OPEN AT 10 AM

Seated Dining and and Irish Music/Jukebox


The Annex

DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM

(4 PM - 1 AM)

7 PM - 10 PM:  Davy Martin (LIVE)


Food & Drink Vendors


Clarke's Bakery & Deli

Clarke's Bakery has been a part of the Barrington Community since 1986.  We pride ourselves in fresh, family recipes.

Variety of baked goods, cookies, and other items

Menu TBA soon


Cooper's of Barrington

Cooper’s creates Barrington’s finest pizzas, sandwiches, salads, pasta and wraps as well as ribs, wings and more. We craft our own sauces, custom breads, and pizza dough for that fantastic, one-of-a-kind taste that you’ll crave!  Cooper's has been serving the Barrington area for nearly five years.

Menu TBA


McGonigal's Pub

In the Tent

Corned Beef & Cabbage, Hot Dogs, Guinness Brats, Corned Beef Sandwiches

Draft Beers: Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Miller Lite, Sam Adams

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

Liquor: Jameson

Wine: Various choices (TBD)

Other Beverages:  Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Water bottles

*Cash Only in the Festival Tent*


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

*Cash or Credit Cards accepted inside*


Sponsors & Retail Partipicants


American Cancer Society / Relay For Life

BMO Harris Bank

Grassroots

McGonigal's Pub / The Annex

Motor Werks

Town & Country Distributors

Village of Barrington

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce


Identity Custom Sportswear

Irish American Heritage Center

Irish American News

The Irish Boutique/Paddy's On The Square

Jennifer Michael's Hair Studio

Language Stars of Barrington

Mystic Shire Leatherworks & Wood Products

Pete Townsend's Irish Collection

Travel Plus


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



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 2014!


Facebook Link:

http://www.facebook.com/celticfest



Press Coverage:

Barrington’s Celtic Fest raises $5,000 for Relay for Life (Barrington Courier-Review)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with plays, parades and plenty of Irish music (Daily Herald)

Suburban pubs offer Irish options beyond green beer (Daily Herald)

Barrington set to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic Fest (Barrington Courier-Review)

Irish Fest funds cancer research (Suburban Life)

St. Patrick's Day 2014 - Events on the Northwest Line (justoffthetracks.com)

Celebrate Barrington’s Fourth Annual Celtic Fest (365Barrington.com)

4th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest, March 14-17, 2014 (Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce)

Upcoming Events - 4th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest (living60010.com)






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