This Weekend: 2011's Great Irish Fair At The MCU Park Fairgrounds

A scene from last year's fair. Photo by Erica Sherman

It’s that glorious time of year again, lads ’n lassies, when the Irish and those who love them converge upon the fairgrounds next to MCU Park (1904 Surf Avenue in Coney Island) for the 30th Annual Great Irish Fair of New York, Friday through Sunday, September 16 (6:00 to 10:00 p.m.), 17 (10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) & 18 (10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.), rain or shine.

The family-friendly event offers food, beer, music, beer, dancing, beer, and an assortment of children’s activities, including rides, face painting, balloonists, and magic shows. And beer. Children’s activities cost $15 for unlimited use. Additionally, a Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. inside the Cultural Tent on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission to the fair is $10 for adults (12 years-old and older) on Friday evening, $12 per adult for the full day, Saturday and Sunday, and a special family package price of $30 for two adults and their children. Children under 12 are admitted for free.

You can check out last year’s coverage of the event here. For more, email or visit their Facebook page.