Introducing IrishFest 2014 + Giveaway

February 27, 2014

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What is IrishFest? IrishFest at Fairplex is our version of a St. Patrick’s Day party and we start the celebrations a week earlier than most. IrishFest is a blend of Irish culture and festival fun. It’s a weekend full of food, games, contests, prizes, live entertainment, crafts, kiddie carnival rides and family bonding. It’s a chance to git yer green on and have some fun with your loved ones.

In that spirit, we are giving away a prize package with all the essentials you’ll need for a good time at IrishFest at Fairplex.

IrishFest Family Four-Pack


  • Four admission tickets to IrishFest 
  • Four buffet meals 
  • Two 16-oz. beers 
  • Two IrishFest souvenir glasses 
  • IrishFest memorabilia 

To enter, just leave a comment in the box below with a contact email address and a comment telling us your favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 4th at 11 a.m. PST on our blog. Be sure to check your email to see if you won! For more information on IrishFest, visit


  1. My favorite thing about Saint Patricks Day is cooking all the traditional foods,corn beef,cabbage and potatoes for my family, enjoying the.heritage stories my mom and I tell my son, just good ol’ family time with Guinness of course.

  2. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because for one day a year, everyone is Irish! How can you not be happy with an ice cold beer and some awesome Irish music! Erin go braugh!!!

  3. My favorite part ot St Patricks day is the whole fun spirit of the irish culture and paved like Fairplex give us an opportunity to experience the Irish Culture and fun!

  4. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s day is…. Everything! I love to cook Irish dishes, bake Irish desserts and of course, drink Irish beer! 🙂

  5. I love irishfest because of the chance to experience my heritage along with some great friends and good beer! My Irish eyes are smilin’ !

  6. My favorite part of Saint Patrick’s Day is all day long! Saint Patrick’s Day is my wedding anniversary! We always celebrate with steaks and green beer! We would love to go to this event!

  7. My favorite part of of St. Patrick’s Day is having fun with my friends, celebrating be 1/10th Irish (on my moms side) and the food! Bring on the Shepards pie!

  8. St Patricks Day is my Christmas!! A time to enjoy friends & family

  9. Making the traditional meal. Corn beef,cabbage and potatoes. Good old family times, telling my son all about our heritage. And drink some yummy Guinness. Slainte’

  10. We enjoy the Highland games every year, it would be nice to add IrishFest to our activities. 🙂

  11. My favorite part of St Patricks day is when everybody gets in the sprit of st paddys day. Dressing in green and singing irish songs. Drinking green beer and having a laugh.

  12. I love corned beef and cabbage… And all the green everywhere

  13. I’m heading to Ireland this summer… I can’t wait to attend the Irish Fest at the Fairplex so I can get a preview of the fun I will have abroad!

  14. My My favor thing about St Patricks day it’s the food yumm yumm yumm 🙂

  15. Hope I win it’s my birthday the day before st paddys

  16. I love dressing up in my green “things” and celebrating my lucky Irish heritage!

  17. My favorite part of St Patricks day is getting punched for not wearing green !!

  18. My favorite part of Saint Paddys Day is all the green!

  19. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is my moms award winning corned beef sandwiches!!!

  20. My favorite part about st Patricks day would have to be the food! Steamed cabbage and sausage!! Polska kielbasa with sauerkraut and green beer!

  21. Well duh! Green beer fo’ the mama and the smile on my daughters face when she see’s the weeeee’ol (gold glitter) trail the lucky leprechaun has left outside our front door and of course her gudies 😉

  22. I love St. Patrick’s day because as a child we would always celebrate it with dressing in green and eating green cabbage soup. I would love to attend this event

  23. My favorite part is just another reason to enjoy family time with my loves ❤️

  24. My favorite part of St Patrick’s day is that everyone becomes Irish at least for the day and enjoys celebrating together. The happy mood, the food, drink and the music are a magical combination.

  25. My favorite part of St Patrick ‘ s Day is being able to join in the Irish Celebration. I enjoy celebrating the different cultures. And I love a Guinness beer!

  26. my favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is wearing green and celebrating with my friends.

  27. the Irish festivals are a great part of the Irish culture. It’s a great way to teach kids about their heritage and they can have fun doing it. They learn about the ethic foods and music and get to know a little but about where things originated from. In addition to the fact that the food is awesome.

  28. We would really like to win tickets! We want to bring our daughter. She is part Irish and I would love to share part of her culture with her. This would be a great start.

    Thank you,
    Raquel Avila

  29. Spending time with friends, family, beer, and potatoes!

  30. St. Patrick’s Day is a great day because I was born on March 17th and I am Irish.. I love celebrating with friends, exploring new places and meeting new people.

  31. I celebrate in honor of my 100{13e0898fe91ab02b80dd55b375775209b289a6340ed758532b2434d5d9d0e62c} Irish grandmother. Mary Ella ( Alice) O’Connor she got a job at 16 by putting her hair up in 1892- she was on her own. Married in 1909, child in Jan 1911 ( my Mother), husband died in 4/1911. Raised my Mom, helped raise me and showed me that a strong Irish woman could do anything she set her mind to. She died in 1972 when I was 18. I raise a glass to my O’Connor roots each year on St. Patricks Day and wear my green!

  32. I love St. Patrick’s Day for a lot of reasons! My Irish heritage, my Dad & brother are named after the St., & we get wear green!

  33. When I was younger my favorite part of st Patrick’s day was dressing in green, but when I would forget I would just point out my greens eyes to avoid getting pinched! 😉 now as an adult its the GREEN BEER! Happy St. Patty’s Day 🙂

  34. My favorite part of st Patrick’s day is celebrating my nephews birthday. Plus my son’s favorite color is green so he loves seeing everyone in his color.

  35. I love the whole idea of wearing green and dressing my kids up in green we Love it!!!

  36. My favorite part of St Patty’s day is rocking some green clothes and having a good time drinking with family and friends.

  37. My favorite part is the green beer, of course!

  38. I love st. Patrick’s Day because of the corn beef and cabbage with a nice beer.

  39. This sounds like soo much fun!! 🙂 I’d love to win to take the family!

  40. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is being able to pinch all the hotties not wearing green. Hehe 😉


  41. I Love St. Patricks Day, because I look Good in Green!! lol

  42. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is feeling Irish wearing green, and that came when my son asked me to dress him with something green to go to school , I replied we are not Irish although we loved them (they helped Mexican soldiers against injustices in a war), but my son came home almost crying because he was pinched at school. So then,every St. Patrick’s Day we wear something green.

  43. I love St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a time for family and friends to gather round enjoying some corned beef and cabbage, drink some green beer or green punch for the wee little lads, and do an Irish jig! What better place to do all this than at the Fairplex Irishfest!!

  44. I don’t have a favorite thing about St. Patty’s day, or any good stories. I am hoping to make IrishFest 2014 my favorite St. Patty’s day event and have many great stories to tell every year to follow!!

  45. I’d love to win! We’ve never been to a show like this before~

  46. My favorite part of St. Patty’s Day is dressing my girls up in St. Patrick Day attire plus I’ve always wanted to try green beer! 🙂

  47. I would love to win and take my grandkids! Love to experience all the different foods and festivities.

  48. My favorite part of Saint Patricks day is of course wearing green and Celebrating the Irish tradition with my family and friends. And of course Celebrating the festivities at the Fairplex:))))))))))

  49. I would love to experience this! I love how St. Patrick’s Day celebrates my ancestry with joy and food and festive celebration, even when so many came to America under dire circumstances. Irish eyes always manage to smile!! 🙂

  50. Love Irishfest at Fairplex! My Twins are St. Patrick’s Day Babies and they are just starting to appreciate the holiday. Fairplex does it up right!

  51. I love st. Patrick’s. Day because of the music the laughter the family time. Every year i make my corn beaf and cabbage my soda bread and crank up the irish music. My family celebrates each year as we listen and eat we reminisce about family and enjoy our culture.

  52. My favorite part of St. Patricks Day is…it’s my birthday! I love green and beer. I’m part Irish.

  53. My favorite part of st.Patricks day is…it’s my birthday! I love green, beer, and corned beef and cabbage…yummy. And i’m part Irish. 😀

  54. Yes, that’s my real name. We are totally looking forward to Irish Fest! Irish food, beer & music!

  55. The Moore clan must attend and celebrate at Irish Fest!! Erin Go Bragh!!

  56. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is eating corn beef and cabbage and pinching people not wearing green.

  57. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is the food–green waffles for breakfast and soda bread, cabbage and corned beef for dinner!

  58. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day? Getting kisses… cuz I’m Irish! 😉

  59. Love! St Patricks day! luck of the Irish , singing , dancing that jig and having
    fun with family and strangers, !!! what a great day !! the music alone will have you moving!! My father was 1/2 Irish / the other part was Indian , he passed away some time ago.. so every St. Patty’s day tis the Celebration of his life and this day.. Would love tickets to go.. still looking for my pot of gold by that illusive rainbow.. 🙂

  60. My favorite St Patrick’s Day was when I was about 11 and my sister was 8. We were out in the cold waiting to find leprechauns. We really were in the holiday spirit and thought we would find one. It was fun and a bonding experience. Now I am carrying on the tradition of finding them with my students this year, and they are having a blast trying to catch one.

  61. Green is my favorite color, plus I watched that movie called P.S I love you, and thought Ireland was a place I would like to visit, plus my middle name is Patricia!

  62. I hope I win.

  63. My favorite part oSt. Pattys Day? Im still waiting to find that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and Fairplex would be my rainbow, so im ready to join in the Irish Fest with my 4 leaf clover in hand. This would be my lucky year for that pot of gold!!!!

  64. Nothing like hangin with the IRISH

  65. My favorite: is being able to take my mom , who is in a wheelchair/walker to enjoy all of the family functions ! Being in an open area is much more easier for her to move around and enjoy the beautiful events .. Also green beer is fun !!

  66. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is the eating! lol “Feast of St. Patrick”. My family & I LOVE the fairplex & would really like to check out IrishFest!! 🙂

  67. My favorite part of St Patrick’s day is the joy that just comes naturally that day, wear green or else! The rainbows, the Irish everything. When my husband grows out his beard there are little orange hairs mixed in there so he thinks he’s Irish for the whole day 🙂

  68. I love it because I get to celebrate with friends and family and drunk people I don’t know!

  69. I love St. Patrick’s day so much green, music, food, beer and fun. Doing it all at L.A. Fairplex priceless.

  70. I love the green glitter and green beer.

  71. One of my Favorite Time of the year. one ,St. Patrick’s day in in the same month as my Birthday, Two. Its a great time of the year for me and my friends to enjoy and embrace the culture and traditions of St. Patrick’s . The music, food, the fun and laughter, the beer . But above all I luv me some Shepard’s Pie. Ohh man so good !

  72. I want to win the Guinness drinking contest! Again!

  73. What me and my family love about St .patricks is all the fun and the pinches we give out if we forget to wear are green 🙂 laughters memories is what it’s all about for me my wife and two funny crazy kids . We hope to get pick so we can enjoy a day of fun laughter and memories . Thank you 🙂

  74. Wearing green and dressing my kids up real cute in green 🙂 that’s the best part !

  75. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is that it is my birthday! Which also makes 5 my favorite holiday.

  76. I have gone every year to this event its the awwwwsome!!! If I don’t win guess what; I’ll be there this year!

  77. my favorite part about st. patrick’s day are the irish food and irish boys 😉

  78. My favourite part of St. Patrick’s Day is enjoying some rocking music with good friends. And the corned beef of course!

  79. I love hanging out with friends on St. Patrick’s Day. Good food, great music and green beer!!

  80. I absolutely love IrishFest. My heritage means a lot to me, and going to IrishFest is awesome every year with the food and games, and the way people dress up for St Patrick Day’s and enjoying themselves. I look forward to something new every year.

  81. My favorite part is not having to worry about wearing green because I have green eyes. My green eyes is all I need not to get pinched. Oh and drinking Beer is fun too !

  82. This is my favorite day if tbe year …. Better tbe. Xmas … My sons bday is 3 days before and I tried to hold him in …. But no luck…. It’s a day that brings friends and family together to drink have fun and eat … I’ve always wanted to go to a Irish festival but never have found one …. And now this … I am so excited … I have 8 tattoos of clovers and shamrocks and my daughters name is Ireland … Please oick me … Single broke mother 🙁

  83. I have never attending Irish Fest but want to so badly. I love the food and fun on St. Paddy’s day. It is the day my son passed and so it gives me a positive way to remember instead of just being depressed.

  84. I love the music and the celebration of St. Paddy’s Day.

  85. My favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day is being Irish. I always enjoy the music & dancing, and corned beef and cabbage. 🙂

  86. Hola my irish people I cant wait for the festival.. where all my family becone Irish live it..

  87. I’ve Always Been Fascinated By The Irish Culture Since I Was A Young Lad. My Favorite Part Of St. Patrick’s Day Is Seeing A Lot Of People Wear Green ^.^ St. Patrick’s Day Is A Holiday Of Cheer, Everybody Is In A Good Mood That Day! Winning These Tickets Would Be Awesome!(: A Great Chance To Witness Irish Culture First Hand! 🙂

  88. I am so excited for Irishfest 2014! I can’t wait to introduce my son to his Irish Heritage.

  89. The sea of green!

  90. I’m Irish and this is probably the closest I will come to my Irish roots! Unless of course I win the lottery

  91. Single mom …. Sons bday is Friday and can’t afford much … Had surgery last week and out if work …. I have searched and searched for a itish festival and finally found one …. I am so excited but wanna be able to take the kids …. We love your irish side… Daughters name is Ireland …. We dance tbe gig…. We eat tbe food, our house is decorated all year … I have 8 tattoos of shamrocks … Please please pick us

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