Smithville Irish Festival – New Jersey, USA – October 8th, 2011

New Jersey goes Gaelic on October 8th, when the annual Smithville Irish Festival comes to town.

This exciting get-together will honor Irish culture through traditional Emerald Isle-inspired music, dance, food and drink.

This one-day festival kicks off with a rousing Parade of Colors at eleven a.m., followed by a traditional pipe and drums performance by the acclaimed Shamrock and Thistle Pipes and Drums Band.

Other headlining performers slated to appear at the Smithville Irish Festival include James and the Quiet Men, the Barley Boys, and the Bogside Rogues.

This fun fest features two separate stages, so attendees can experience different genres of Gaelic music and dance, depending on what they’re in the mood for…

Since this Gaelic celebration is sponsored by Guinness, there will also be the opportunity to sample some of Ireland’s most flavorful, barley-scented beers, while enjoying some fine examples of Celtic musicianship and stepdancing. In fact, a Celtic stepdancing competition will run all day long…

Don’t hesitate to bring the little ones along, as the Wee Ones area offers fun and wholesome pony rides and face painting for children.

For grown-ups, a Saturday “after-party” at nearby The Dubliner Pub and Grill will provide a perfect way for adults to unwind and socialize on this weekend evening.

If you’re in the Smithville area, be sure to take in all of the splendor of this community event. For more information, visit the official Smithville Irish Festival website…