August 18, 2009
Photo from buffaloirish.com
Starting Friday August 28th at 5 p.m. the annual Buffalo Irish festival kicks off. The festival last three days at the Hamburg fairgrounds: Friday, August 28th 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, August 29th 12 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, August 30th 12 to 9 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for kids and seniors over 60. Between 5 and 5:30 p.m. on Friday admission is free for all.
Starting at 5p.m. Friday the Irish parade starts and runs through the fairgrounds. Events include: Irish language lessons and Irish culture on Saturday, August 29th at 2 p.m. Irish mass on Sunday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m. genealogy seminars and exhibits from the Buffalo Irish Genealogy Society, a memories museum from Valley Community Center, and theater performance “Uniontown” produced by the Buffalo’s Irish Classical Theater Company and O’Connell & Company.
If you’re also looking to hang out and listen to some entertainment there’s several musical performances including: Enter the Haggis, Dublin City Ramblers, Makem+Spain Brothers, Bohola, Prodigals, the Dady Brothers, Emish, Cliudan, Penny Whiskey, Dave North Trio, Wild Geese, Pogey, and the Mckrells. This is a huge lineup for some great entertainment. Go ahead and head over for some family fun, culture, and entertainment!
If you’re Irish or not celebrate like the Irish, enjoy and learn about the culture. For more information please call 716-743-9348. Hope to see you there!