Celtic fest 2017

On behalf of the Pub and all our staff, THANK YOU to all those who came out for the 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest this past weekend. Simple drinks to make with rum It turned out to be rather legendary – one of our all-time best events – and we’re already looking forward to St. Best drinks made with vodka Patrick’s Day next year… Easy drinks to make with rum a short 362 days away! We’ll get some additional photos (and shares) posted up on the Celtic Fest Facebook page as soon as possible.

Outdoor Tent: 200 Block of Park Avenue, just East of Cook Street

February 13 – the info presented on this page is still a work in progress and many features are subject to change.


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Entertainment Lineup & Venue Info Food & Drink Vendors Sponsors & Participants Directions

The Village of Barrington continues to cultivate and support its wonderful community, and the growth of the village has never been more apparent than now. Easy mixed drinks with rum With new businesses and entertainment options flourishing, Barrington truly has become a great place to live, work and play. Easy drinks to make with vodka Building on such rich traditions as the Independence Day Celebration, Brew Fest, Cruise Nights, Farmer’s Markets, the Art Festival, Bags for Charity, Homecoming Day, Street Fest, Relay for Life and the Scarecrow Fest, the Village is thrilled to welcome back one of the largest annual events, and being that it’s in March it’s the perfect start to another year of big fun in Barrington.

The 7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest will take place on Thursday March 16th through Saturday March 18th on the 200 block Park Avenue, just East of South Cook Street and including both levels of McGonigal’s Pub. Best drinks to mix with rum The three day event begins on the day before St. Best mixed drinks with vodka Patrick’s Day and runs through Saturday. Easy drinks made with rum A huge heated festival tent will be erected over the majority of Park Avenue so patrons can enjoy the celebration outdoors without worries about the fickle March weather! The agenda for the weekend includes live music, a mix of local merchants, various entertainment including Irish dancers, bagpipers, special guest appearances, and of course plentiful availability of food and beverages both in the outdoor festival area and the pub. Simple drinks with gin Details on music, participants and food/drink vendors are listed below.

Admission to the festival is FREE all weekend throughout McGonigal’s Pub and the Festival tent!

Since we do support the American Cancer Society with these festivals, we request patrons to stop by their booth in the Festival Tent and donate whatever you can (any amount is acceptable and appreciated). Simple drinks made with tequila Volunteers from the Relay for Life will be on site throughout the event, so anyone who would like to contribute can do so at anytime. Simple drinks with amaretto The owner of McGonigal’s Pub, Bryan McGonigal, lost his mother to cancer several years ago, so this cause is is near and dear to his heart. Simple drinks to make The Pub has set a goal of raising $2500 for the Relay for Life event.

The Pub will be offering an “expanded limited” menu INSIDE throughout the festival weekend, see the information under Food & Drink vendors for details (normal restaurant services will resume on Sunday March 19th). Simple drinks with whiskey In the tent the Pub will be offering additional items not included inside. Best drinks with amaretto There will be other food options through Clarke’s Bakery & Deli & samplings from a new neighboring restaurant opening in April… Easy drinks with amaretto both of which are fellow Barrington businesses. Easy drinks made with tequila During the entire fest the Pub offers full bar service in both levels, and in the tent there will be a huge beer truck serving Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks & Miller Lite green beer. Simple drinks made with gin There will also be other mixed drink & liquor options available in the tent. Simple drinks to make with gin Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and water will be available through the Pub food station. Simple mixed drinks with gin Note – in the festival tent, all beverages and food will be CASH ONLY . Easy drinks with gin Credit cards (and full bar services) can be used in the Pub.

To best accommodate all our patrons during the Barrington Celtic Fest, the Pub, Annex and Festival Tent will be 21+ in age after 8 PM on all three festival days. Simple drinks to make at home Also, please understand that this is the busiest weekend of the year for us and other Irish pubs, so as a heads up there will be NO special seating, private event bookings or reservations of any type taken for the duration of the Celtic Fest. Simple drinks to make with whiskey Seating specifically for dining will be available in The Loft (the Pub’s 2nd level) on a first come, first served basis. Easy drinks with whiskey There will also be tables in the Festival Tent again on a first come, first served basis. Simple mixed drinks with whiskey In order to efficiently service the large crowds, most of our drink and dining services will be changed over to paper & plastic during these three days, with normal full restaurant service returning on Sunday March 19th. Best drinks to mix with vodka Additionally, NO COUPONS, daily food & drink specials or other promotional discounts will be honored March 16th – 18th. Healthy drinks to mix with vodka We apologize for any inconveniences.

The Barrington Celtic Fest is focusing on food, drink and fun, with local and Irish merchants on hand. Dry vermouth cocktails Families are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially during the daytime hours. Sweet vermouth cocktails However, please use your best discretion with younger children at all other times… Cocktails with vermouth it’s still St. Cocktails with sweet vermouth Patrick’s Day weekend at an Irish Pub, which inevitably becomes more of an adult holiday as the evening hours arrive.

Items listed below are subject to change before the event starts

Clarke’s Bakery has been a part of the Barrington Community since 1986. Cocktails with dry vermouth They pride themselves in fresh, family recipes.

The entire event is located in downtown Barrington, centered around McGonigal’s Pub at 105 S. Red vermouth cocktails Cook Street, which is located one block east of Rt. White vermouth cocktails 59 (Hough Street) and half a block south of Lake-Cook Road (Main Street). Martini vermouth cocktails Access to the event via the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Rail is very convenient as the event is located only two blocks west of the Barrington Station. Vermouth rosso cocktails Plentiful & free parking is available all weekend in the Metra station, and also in the downtown Barrington area

More information will be available on the websites for the Village of Barrington and the official Facebook Page. Simple vermouth cocktails We sincerely thank our sponsors and the surrounding communities that will help make the Barrington Celtic Fest another huge success in 2017!

Thousands show Irish pride during Barrington Celtic Fest (Chicago Tribune)

Celtic Fest continues through Saturday in Barrington (Daily Herald)

Beer, beef and bagpipers: Celebrate St. Cocktails with red vermouth Patrick’s Day at suburban pubs (Daily Herald)

Barrington Celtic Fest runs Thursday through Saturday (Daily Herald)

Hallelujah! Chicago-area Catholics can eat meat on St. Bourbon and vermouth cocktails Patrick’s Day (Daily Herald)

Your Guide to Lake Co., Chicago Area St. Vermouth based cocktails Patrick’s Day Festivities (Patch.com)

Chicago-Area St. Vermouth bianco cocktails Patrick’s Day Festivities: Parades, Fireworks, Chicago’s Green River (Patch.com)

7th Annual Barrington Celtic Fest (Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce)

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