The annual festival in southern York County features traditional and contemporary live Irish music and dancers from Pennsylvania and Maryland, along with special guests from farther away, plus Irish food, children’s activities, door prizes, and a wide variety of vendors offering Irish goods including gifts, clothing, jewelry, music, books, pottery, photography, stained glass, and more. Please visit our website for a list of vendors.
The Penn-Mar Irish Festival is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Crowd favorite Screaming Orphans will be returning in 2017.
Please join us in also welcoming the following:
Bogside Rogues (NEW!)
Irish Blessing (back after a two-year absence)
Cassie and Maggie (NEW! -- on tour from Nova Scotia)
Reel to Reel (back for a second year)
Mickey Spain (of Makem & Spain) (back for a second year)
Susquehanna Pipes and Drums
Broesler School of Irish Dance
McGinley School of Irish Dance
Ni Riain School of Irish Dance
Paloma School of Irish Dance
NEW for 2017: A Celtic Cultural Arts Workshop Tent. Topics include:
Our children's tent featuring games, crafts, face painting, caricature artist, and more is sponsored this year by Members 1st Federal Credit Union. Members 1st has recently opened a branch nearby and we are happy to have them involved in this communiity event.
Thanks to a partnership with Mid-Atlantic Sprint, we are able to accept credit cards at Admissions, Merchandise, and Beer Ticket Sales.
Additional sponsors include:
The Markets at Shrewsbury
Penn Dutch Structures
Penn Dutch Furniture
Shrewsbury Hampton by Hilton
Almost Like Home Self Storage
An anonymous fan of all things Irish
A variety of sponsorship/marketing opportunities are still available.
Our festival host hotel is the Shrewsbury Hampton by Hilton -- please use code PMIF or mention the festival when you book your room. Please note that as of early April, rooms were becoming very limited.
Please visit our website for a list of vendors and frequently asked questions. Closer to the event date, we will post the festival program brochure along with a map showing the final layout.