John Byrne Band
With a full day of Irish music, dancers, food, merchandise, and more, the 16th annual Adams County Irish Festival offers wholesome family fun while benefiting charitable community organizations in Adams County. The festival is held rain or shine in the shady grove of the Gettysburg Moose Park, located conveniently off US Rt. 30, approximately 1.5 miles east of the US Rt. 15 Intersection. Adams County’s only Irish Festival staged a memorable 14th festival in 2013, with a glorious day and a fantastic array of local, regional and internationally-known Irish bands, Irish step dancers, Irish food, Irish wolfhounds, and art and gift vendors. Manpower issues cancelled the festival in 2014. The festival returned under new management in 2015 and is on solid ground.
We are anticipating a wonderful festival this year and will be announcing details as entertainment and vendors are booked. You can read about last year's festival using the drop-down menus below the entertainment and vendor tabs above. South-central Pennsylvania is traditionally known for being an area of the State populated by German immigrants but what is less known (and celebrated) is its Irish heritage. Join us in historic Gettysburg for a day of music, dance, food, workshops, living history and crafts in celebrating the area's Irish heritage.
The Adams County Irish Festival is produced and presented by the Irish Heritage Foundation of Gettysburg, an all-volunteer non-profit organization.