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Fanwood Irish Festival Schedule Announced for March 11-12 at Train Station

Marie Moore School of Irish Dance (302 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) will perform at The Fanwood Irish Festival on Saturday, March 11 Credits: Tom Kranz
Fanwood Irish Festival Credits: Tom Kranz
Sean Flannery of Sheelen's Crossing has organized the 6th annual Fanwood Irish Festival this year. Credits: John Mooney
Blarney Stew Credits:
Billy Wilkins Credits: John Mooney
Shea Jennings Irish dancers Credits: Tom Kranz

FANWOOD, NJ -- Sheelen's Crossing has announced the schedule for the 6th Annual Fanwood Irish Festival on Saturday, March 11 from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

The event will be held inside a massive, heated tent on the South Side of the Fanwood Train Station.

"There's no need to worry about the weather. The tent is heated and we expect a big crowd after the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday," said event organizer Sean Flannery of Sheelen's Crossing in an interview with TAPintoSPF. "We have great bands, Irish dancers, great food, and activities for the kids. It's a real community event appropriate for all ages."

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Entertainment will include:

  • Irish-themed food, drink and vendors
  • Irish Dancers
  • Irish Bagpipers and Bands
  • Activities for the kids
  • All day 50/50 drawings
  • Large Tricky Tray Event

Entertainment includes the Marie Moore Irish Dancers (Saturday 12:45 and 1:45) and Shea Jennings School of Dance (Saturday 5:00 p.m.) Michael Murphy will perform from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The headliner will be Blarney Stew, a popular Irish band from New York City. Sunday's headliner will be local favorite Billy Wilkins.

Family Advance tickets ($5 in advance, $7 at the event) are available at Sheelen's Crossing. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Boosters. Sponsors for the event are: (Platinum) Tito's Vodka and Landmark Realty; (Gold) Coldwell Banker - Westfield East and SPF PAL; (Silver) SPF Rotary, Fanwood Pharmacy, and Unity Bank.

Sheelen's Crossing
200 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Hours of Operation (7 Days)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. daily

Happy Hour Specials
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Daily)
11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (Wed - Sat)

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