Family Reunion and Corporate Events PackagesFebruary 18 2013
Band Announcements!February 18 2013
We've released a few 2013 performers, including We Banjo 3, Damien Dempsey, and of course, The Elders. Find out more here: http://www.kcirishfest.com/at_the_festival/entertainment/
THANK YOU KANSAS CITY!!!September 04 2012
Wow... what a tenth anniversary weekend. What started as Kansas City Isaac Fest, turned into something truly amazing by mid-day Saturday. The best part - a little hurricane didn't stop you from coming to the Fest. THANK YOU KANSAS CITY. We truly have the best audience and volunteers in the world. We're going to take a wee break to sleep. We'll get back to you with more photos and updates soon. Promise. xoxo KCIF
LIVE Streaming is back!August 27 2012
Did you know that we'll be streaming LIVE from Irish Fest? So if you can't make it all 3 days of the Fest, you can still get in on all of the action. We'll be streaming the Miller Lite, Boulevard and Washington Park stages live, right here, from http://www.kcirishfest.com/at_the_festival/entertainment_schedule/ starting at Friday at 5pm.
The Gathering 2013 - Be part of itAugust 15 2012
The Gathering 2013 is a year-long celebration of all things Irish - its people, its unique culture, heritage and rich history. It is about the people of Ireland throwing open their arms and inviting anyone who feels a connection to Ireland to come and visit in 2013 for a trip like none other. You can immerse yourself in countless festivals and events, incredible music and art, exhilarating sports and there are thousands of ways to connect with your Irish roots. So if you have Irish blood, a direct link to Ireland, or have just always wanted to visit, make 2013 the year to come. It's your chance to be a part of something very special. Go on - Jump into Ireland. If you're planning an event for 2013, plan on having it in Ireland. Visit The Gathering Ireland 2013 to learn more.
Like Ghost Stories? Good.August 13 2012
Irish born Barry has worked and appeared along side Jason and Grant from Ghost Hunters--as they made their first trip abroad to Ireland and England, appearing on the Sci-Fi channel. It was one of their biggest viewed shows till that point. This natural progression from Ghost Hunters lead to the opportunity of being a part of a show called "Ghost Hunters International" that travels the world hunting for Paranormal phenomenon and is now watched all over the world. Barry has written a book along side of Dustin Pari. And he'll be here to talk to Kansas City about ghost hunting and ghost stories. See him on the Heritage and Kids stage all weekend long!
What comes after the party? THE AFTER PARTY!August 09 2012
Once again, Kelly's Westport Inn is hosting Kansas City Irish Fest's official after party all weekend long. After the gates close at 11 pm each night, take a shuttle (leaves in front of the Westin on Pershing Rd. - look for signs) to Kelly's, where the party will continue until 3 am. You may even run into a band from the festival who are welcome to hop on stage to join in on a session. See you there!
Boulevard Tastings!August 06 2012
Beer lovers rejoice! Back by popular demand are our Jameson Irish Whiskey Tastings. But this year, we're adding Boulevard Brewing Company's Smokestack Series to the mix. Here is the quick scoop:
Jameson Irish Whiskey Tastings
$20 at the Fest. $15 in advance. Taste 6 whiskeys with a Jameson Ambassador, followed by a 30 min Q&A.
$10 in advance and at the Fest.Taste 4 different types of their Smokestack Series with a Boulevard Brewer, followed by a 30 min Q&A.
More info here.
Contest Winners Announced!September 12 2011
Cow Art Contest
Ryan Wenneker - First place
Nika Mumaw - Second place
Soda Bread Baking Contest Winners
Thanks to Pryde's Old Westport for donating prizes!
Mary Jo Fisk took first and second place with two different recipes
Colleen King took third place
Charles d'Ablaing from Chaz Restaurant in the Hotel Raphael took first and second place with two different recipes
Keith Buchanan from The Teahouse & Coffeepot took third place
Knitting Contest Winners
Thanks to Yarn Shop & More for donating prizes!
Carma Cervetti - first place
Shannon Bower - second place
Heather Wilke - third place
Teri Plemel - first and third place
Gina Hills - first place
Photography Contest Winners
Thank you to Nancy Hendrickson for donating prizes!
Ginny Zane - First place (Sat)
Laura Morford - Second place (Sat)
Darla Pittman - Third place (Sat)
Martin Ufford - First place (Sun) and grand prize
Stephen Edwards - Second place (Sun)
Cinty Easton - Third place (Sun)
Brewing Contest Winners
Thank you to Bacchus & Barleycorn for donating prizes!
Michael Straily - First place
Richard Cartwright - Second place
Michael Downs - Third place