One of the biggest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore — every September, Wildwood holds the annual Irish Weekend Fall Festival! As many as a quarter of a million people celebrate their Irish heritage in Wildwood each year.
The Irish Fall Festival also coincides with a large classic car show on the boardwalk; so whether you’re a car lover or you want to celebrate your Irish heritage, the Irish Weekend Fall Festival is the place to be in September!
The particulars of the schedule vary from year to year, but you can expect to see vendors offering a variety of goods, crafts, and foods with an Irish touch all weekend long. You’ll also be surrounded by live entertainment throughout town. The pubs and taverns of Wildwood offer special Irish entertainment all weekend long. Traditional music, modern Irish music from bands like Blackthorn, pipe bands, and much more. And what’s music without a little dancing? Watch the traditional Irish dances, or get up and join in the fun.
For the more sporting among us, take part in a golf tournament at the Avalon Golf Club or join the 5K run on Saturday morning. On Sunday, expect a traditional Mass followed by an Irish Parade. All weekend long, bus service is available for Irish Fall Festival visitors.
The Irish Weekend Fall Festival truly has become one of the premier Wildwood weekend events! Proceeds from the Irish Fall Festival benefit many Ancient Order of Hibernians charities, as the event is organized by the Cape May County chapter. For more information on this year’s festival, call 1-800-IRISH-91.
If you are planning to visit during the Irish Weekend Fall Festival in September, make your reservations NOW! With a quarter of a million visitors fighting for prime space along the bus route, you’d better act fast… if you wait too long, the green you’ll be showing is the green in your wallet.