Sunday, March 22, 2015

Irish Faire

So last Saturday, the 14th, I took my youngest sister Adelaide to the Irish Faire by the Irish Cultural Center. Originally I had planned on going by myself, but she wanted to come, and so she came along. When we got there she pointed out that everyone but us was wearing green. And it was pretty much true, almost everyone was wearing green for St. Patrick's Day. We wandered along the row of vendors set up, stopping at a few places, and heading towards the end. There were food vendors, jewelry, apparel, etc. We saw a kettle corn vendor and as we were both hungry decided to stop. We purchased a bag of kettle corn that was delicious! It was a really good deal too, $5 for a fairly good sized bag. He scooped out hot and fresh for us, and we continued along our stroll of the different vendors.

We took a tour of the "castle", the Irish Cultural Center, and decided that we need to go back to work on family history research of our Irish side. We listened to some music, watched some dancers, and had a good time. We only stayed for a couple of hours, during which we also bought lunch. It was from a caterer who provided an "authentic" Irish meal. Bangers and mashed potatoes, corned beef and cabbage, rye bread, and cooked carrots. It was really yummy! I don't know how authentic every item was, but we enjoyed it.

Overall it was a good time, but I would have liked to see a lot more culture. I felt like a lot of the people who were there went to drink a lot and wear green leprechaun stuff. I really enjoyed the little bit of dancing and the musical performance at the Cultural Center that we watched.

At the top of the "castle".

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