Updated: 2015 North Wildwood Irish Festival North Wildwood Irish Weekend September 24th to 27th
Last updated: September 11, 2015

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Irish Fall FestivalWe’ve combed the web, gathered as much information as we could find on this year’s 24th Annual Irish Festival in North Wildwood, NJ, and put it here for your reading pleasure! If we missed something, let us know!

The Irish Fall Festival

The largest Irish Festival on the East Coast celebrating Irish heritage with dancing, music, food and craft vendors along Olde New Jersey Avenue and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Bus service available throughout the event dates. Other festivities include a golf tournament, concert, Irish dance lessons, 5K run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, and Catholic mass. The events conclude with a parade on Surf Avenue from 20th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood. For more info call 800-IRISH-91 or 609-729-0075, or visit http://www.cmcaoh.com for a detailed schedule of events.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept 24th

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AOH Golf Tournament – 12:30 PM

$90 fee before 9/10 and $1000 on or after 9/10.
Cape May National Golf Course, Route 9 and Fairway Drive, CMCH
Entry fee entitles you to the following: Green Fee & Cart, Light Lunch, Beer, Soda, Water, and Buffet Dinner after Round of Golf.
Registration form: http://www.cmcaoh.com/pdf/iff/2015/golf_reg.pdf


Friday September 25th

Vendors – 8 AM to 7 PM Olde New Jersey Avenue

Live Irish Entertainment – 12 PM to 8:30 PM Olde New Jersey Avenue

Food Court Stage and Beer Garden – 12 PM to 8:30 PM

Saturday September 26th

5K Run – 8 AM Sign up – $15 Olde New Jersey Avenue (prizes awarded)

Vendors – 8 AM to 7 PM Olde New Jersey Avenue

Brian Riley Pipe Exhibition – 10 AM Bill Henfey Park. Featuring some of the best pipe bands on the east coast.

Irish Dance Lessons – Free – 11 AM to 1 PM – Food Court Stage

Live Irish Entertainment – 12 PM to 8:30 PM Olde New Jersey Avenue

Food Court Stage and Beer Garden – 12 PM to 8:30 PM

Concert – 7 PM

Wildwood Catholic High School, 15th & New Jersey Ave.
Cathy Maguire and Haley Richardson. Info call 609-522-7257. $10 in advance $15 at door.



Sunday September 27th

Mass – 10:30 AM Saint Ann’s RC Church Glenwood & Atlantic Avenues.
Parade – 12:30 PM 20th & Surf to Spruce & Olde New Jersey Ave.
Vendors – 8 AM to 7 PM Olde New Jersey Avenue

Bus Service

Bus service from Angesea Fire Hall at 2nd & Olde New Jersey Avenue to Surf Avenue and 26th Ave. Additional bus service to Wildwood and Wildwood Crest (see below for routes). Fares range from $3 to $4, one-way. Service runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. For more details call 609-884-5230 or visit http://www.gatrolley.com.

North WIldwood Trolley Route

North WIldwood Trolley Route

Wildwood & Wildwood Crest Trolley Route

Wildwood & Wildwood Crest Trolley Route

The Bars!

Here’s a map of bars and restaurants located within or near the Irish Festival.


Live Music Schedule on Stage at Olde New Jersey & Chestnut

Friday, September 25th

12:00 – 12:30 National & Irish Anthem
12:30 – 2:30 Broken Shillelaghs
2:30 – 3:00 Haley* and Dylan Richardson
3:00 – 4:30 Ballina
4:30 – 6:30 Birmingham Six
6:30 – 8:30 Maura McKinney Mastro

Saturday, September 26th

12:00 – 12:30 National & Irish Anthem
12:30 – 2:30 Galway Guild
2:30 – 4:30 Ballina
4:30 – 6:30 Birmingham Six
6:30 – 8:30 Maura McKinney Mastro

* Haley Richardson is an eleven year old award winning fiddle player
Special Guest appearances both days from Irish Dance groups


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