It’s March in Austin, which means that pretty soon it’ll be time to get our Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations on. We’re lucky that we live in Austin, so we get a real authentic Irish celebration; whereas, a lot of cities put green dye in their Guinness and call it a day.
This year’s Saint Patrick’s Day celebration is taking place at Pioneer Farms in North Austin, located at 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive. The festivities will take place on March 17th at 3 – 9 pm. For adult, admission is $12, and $3 for children, until March 15th. So, we recommend buying tickets early, because they’ll go up after the 15th.
About the Venue
Pioneer Farms is a cool historical site of over 90 acres of beautiful woods. The site has five historic themed areas that show the ways of life by presenting a Tonkawa Indian Encampment, a German Emigrant Farm, a Texan Farm, a Cotton Planter’s Farm, and a small farm village, called Sprinkle Corner. However, the St. Patrick’s Day festivities will be hosted at the Sprinkle Corner’s Town Square in an indoor dance hall and a large outdoor stage. For your convenience, parking will be free and ample.
A Real Display of Irish Saint Patrick’s Day Culture
This year’s Saint Paddy’s Day festival is going to be a blast, and you can expect to revel in Irish culture. There will be Irish clog dancers, bagpipers, traditional Irish music, food, face painting, horse riding, and of course, a plethora of Irish libations. You won’t have to worry about any mischievous leprechauns, just good Irish fun. Here are a few things you get to look forward to at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration:
- Irish grub and drinks: The St. Paddy’s menu will have traditional Irish favorites, like Fish n Chips, Irish Po’ Boys, and Corned Beef and Cabbage, so bring your Irish appetite. They’ll also have a variety of Irish beers on tap, including Guinness, Harp, and Smithwicks, so you should also bring your Irish thirst. If you’re participating in the quaffings, don’t forget to bring your ID and a designated driver. This is a family friendly function.
- The Clickety Cloggers: The Clickety Cloggers is an all Texas dance club that will be performing routines that are rooted in traditional Appalachian-style clogging. The Clickety Cloggers put a modern twist on their routines. If you’ve never seen them perform before, you’re in for a real treat. Their dance routines radiate joy.
- Four different acts of live music. As part of Texas’s Traditional Music project, musicians are banding together to perform their best Irish tunes. So, bring your dancing shoes, so you can boogie to the music and get in the true Celtic spirit.
- Intro to Irish Language workshop. From 5 – 6 pm there will be a workshop held by the Gaelic League of Austin, where you can learn fun Irish idioms and accents.
Beyond what we listed above, there will be ample dancing and entertainment. It will be an authentic embarrassment of riches. Not to mention, there will be a lot of games for kids, so your children can have some wholesome fun.
Don’t forget to take care of your dental health after the festival. Corned beef has a way of getting into the nooks and crannies of your teeth, so make sure you bring some floss and chew some sugar-free gum after participating in libations. Put on your favorite green shirt and bring your smiles to celebrate Irish culture.