Fest FAQs

Is the festival handicapped accessible?

The company we use is Walking Aids for Independence (walkingaidsforindependence.com). For more information, contact Bill at 440-995-1770. The cost is $40 a day to rent electric wheelchairs; $20 a day to rent push wheelchairs. Walking Aids for Independence will be on site with chairs near Bagley Rd. front gate entrance.

Can I bring in my own food, beverages or lawnchairs?

No outside food may be brought into the festival. Each attendee may bring in ONE sealed bottle of water. That’s one bottle of water per attendee. No other beverages permitted. Bringing in lawn chairs is prohibited.

What are the times of the festival?

Friday, July 19, 2024: 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday, July 20, 2024: 1:00pm to 11:00pm

Sunday, July 21, 2024: Mass will be celebrated at 11:30am
The festival will open at 1:00pm Sunday and close at 10:00pm

What time is a particular performer playing?

The full Entertainment Schedule will be posted in early July. Check back for specific information.

Are dogs allowed at the festival?

While we do feature canines in our “Dogs of Ireland” exhibit, those not taking part in the exhibit are not permitted to bring their dogs to the festival due to liability and maintenance concerns.

What charities benefit from the festival?

Proceeds from the festival go to multiple charities, including: The Holy Family Cancer Home, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The West Side Catholic Center, and The Muscular Dystrophy Association.

How do I get to the Fairgrounds?

The Berea Fairgounds (a.k.a. The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds) are located approximately 1 mile west of I-71 at the Bagley Road Interchange (Exit 235). Please see the Directions/Maps page for more details.

Is there stuff for kids?

We have lots of activities for children, including arts and crafts, games, and inflatables. For detailed info click here.

How much is parking?

Parking is FREE!

Is there a discount available?

There is no Senior discount, but Children under 10 gain free admittance.

What kind of food is available?

There is a wide range of fare available, from hot dogs and hamburgers, to shrimp, chicken, corned beef, irish stew, bangers, bridies and many other delicacies. Click here to view the full menu.