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  • Where is the festival held?
    The festival is held at Jones Park in downtown Appleton. The official address of the main entrance is 301 W Lawrence St, Appleton, WI. Throughout the festival weekend, there are also activities at McGuinness Irish Pub (201 S Walnut Street). Our Saturday 4:30pm Catholic Mass is held at St. Mary's 312 S State St. Both locations are only a few blocks from the festival.
  • Can I leave the festival grounds and re-enter?
    Yes - as long as you have a wristband, you may return on that same day without additional admission fees. Just ask the volunteers at the gate for a wristband to allow re-entry.
  • I'm from out of town. Where should I stay?
    We have arranged for discounted Irish Fest rates at the following hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites - 130 S Nicolet Rd., Appleton, WI 54914 Be sure to ask for the special Irish Fest Rate of $109/night! Reservations: 920-939-8181 Click here to book your group rate for Fox Cities Irishfest 2022 Hotel Group Name: Fox Cities Irishfest 2022 Hotel Group Rate: $109/night Hotel Group Rate Start Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022 Hotel Group Rate End Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022 Last Day to Book: Sunday, September 11th, 2022
  • May I bring a camera?
    You are welcome to bring your own camera to Irish Fest - be sure to tag us in any photos that you post! @irishfestfoxcities
  • Should I bring my own lawn chair?
    To enjoy entertainment at our main stage comfortably, bringing your own lawn chairs & lawn blankets is encouraged.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    We welcome official PRE-APPROVED Celtic Canine breeds. Please email us at by Wednesday 9/15 if you are interested in bringing your Celtic Canine. Registered service animals are also allowed on Festival grounds and should show proper documentation upon arrival. We reserve the right to refuse your animal if we feel there may be a danger to our guests or your animal.
  • What is not allowed within the festival grounds?
    Please leave the following items at home: Aerosol Cans Alcohol Camelback Style Hydration Packs Cans or Glass Bottles Firearms Fireworks Gold Bars Hula-Hoops Illegal Drugs or Substances Kites Knives Laser Pointers Mean People Pets (except approved Celtic Canines or official working service animals) Picnic Baskets, any Outside Food Selfie Sticks Skateboards, Scooters, Bikes, or Skates Wagons Water Bottles Folding chairs and blankets are allowed and encouraged. There is no seating provided outside of our Cultural tent.
  • What if I lose my child?
    Please find a volunteer or an authorized and uniformed festival or public official for assistance right away. Any lost children will be taken to the Wee Ones Children's Area while open (Saturday 11:30am - 12:30pm). When the Wee Ones Children's Area is closed, the child will be taken to and cared for at the Main Entrance.
  • Do I need to purchase a ticket for children?
    Children 12 and younger accompanied by an adult are FREE!

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