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FAQ

Download the 2017 Festival Site Map Here!

Admission

  • Hours:
    • Friday: 4:00pm – 11:00 pm
    • Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00 pm
    • Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Ticket Prices (at gate, or in advance at www.pghirishfest.org)
    • Adults: $12 advance / $15 at the gate
    • Seniors (60+) and Students (w/ ID): $10.00
    • Military Active/Retired (w/ ID): $10.00
    • Public Safety Officers (w/ID): $10.00
    • Children (12 and under): Free
    • Group discounts available for 20+ (email us at pghirishfestival@gmail.com)
  • Special Admission
    • Friday: $5, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, ages 13+
    • Friday: $5, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, with college ID
    • Call 412-422-1113 for Group Discounts

ATM
There are various ATM locations on site.

Alcohol and Beverage Sales
There are various locations on site to purchase beverage tokens and beverages.
Beverages include Pepsi products, water, assorted spirits, Coffee, Irish Coffee, Irish tea, and lemony iced tea.

Bathrooms
Located throughout the site, including wheelchair accessible facilities and hand-washing stations.

Beverage Tickets
See Alcohol and Beverage Sales

Beverage Tastings!

This year, beverage tastings are included in the price of Festival admission. List of participating distilleries is coming soon!

Bicycles
The Great Allegheny Trail is open!  Ride your bicycle to the festival and park it here!

Blankets
Blankets are permitted on the festival grounds.

Camping
There is no on-site camping. Go to VisitPittsburgh.com for nearby camping facilities.

Chairs
You are welcome to bring your own chairs to the event!

Children’s Activities
Children’s Irish Arts and Crafts for our wee folk! Take home a hand-made souvenir, enjoy an Irish story, sing-a-long, Irish games and even dance an Irish Jig!

Coolers
No coolers are permitted on the festival grounds.

Dance Lessons
See entertainment schedule for dance lessons and performances.

Dogs
No pets are admitted on the festival grounds. Only registered participating Irish dogs and service dogs are permitted inside the festival.

Directions
Check out the directions page for more information.

Entertainment
See the entertainment page for a complete description of this year’s Pittsburgh Irish Festival’s performers.

Facebook
Join us on Facebook to get insider information about the festival!

Family
Join us for your family reunion! Have a tent to call your own for the day! Email us at pghirishfestival@gmail.com for more information.

Festival Merchandise
Available at our official festival merchandise booth in the food pavilion.

Food
Feast on mouthwatering Irish cuisine at all of our Irish Food booths and enjoy a sampling of Celtic beverages at our Tara Tea Tent. Menu items are located on our Food page online.

Fireworks
No fireworks are permitted.

First Aid
Certified first aid on site staffed by UPMC.

Group Rates
Group ticket prices are available. Call 412-422-1113 for more information.

Genealogy
Discover your Irish Family Tree in our Genealogy Pavilion!

Handicapped Parking
Conveniently located near the festival entrance.

Handicap Restrooms
See Bathrooms.

Hotels

We are thrilled to announce that Ace Hotel Pittsburgh is the 2017 host hotel for the 27th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival. Guests can use code PGHIRISH during the festival and throughout the entire year for 15% off their room rate! Book here.

Hours
Friday, Sept 8 – 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 9 – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, Sept 10 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Information Booth
Located at the festival entrance and in the food pavilion for your convenience.

Jig

Learn how to do one! See Dance Lessons.

Kids’ Activities
See children’s activities.

Location
Riverplex at Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead, PA 15120.

Lost Children
If your child becomes separated from you contact any Irish Festival staff member or on-site security immediately.

Lost and Found
Located at the Information booth at the Main Entrance Gazebo.

Mailing List
Click here to join our mailing list.

Maps
See Directions.

Mass
Our Irish Mass is on Sunday, September 10 at 10 AM.  Celebrated by Father Brian Cronin, C.S.SP. of Duquesne University.

Media
Contact mairin.petrone@gmail.com for more information.

Money
See ATM.

No-Smoking
No smoking is allowed under any tents, pavilions, or in any buildings at the festival.

On-Site
Guides will be available at the festival entrance.

Parking
Plenty of parking is available for $6.

Parking will be located throughout Sandcastle Waterpark with free shuttle transportation at designated points. Parking and directional signs will guide you to the appropriate parking locations. No Festival parking will be available at the Costco lot. Vehicles that are parked in the Costco lot may be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

Participants
Must have ticket for entrance. Participants can contact their area coordinator for more information.

Pets
See Dogs. No unregistered pets are permitted on-site.  Service animals are permitted.

Performers 
See the Entertainment Page for more information.

Questions

Contact us at pghirishfestival@gmail.com for general questions.

Re-Entry
Same day re-entry is available excluding Friday Happy Hour entrants.

Restrooms
See bathrooms.

Reunions
Have a place to call your own! Let us host your family, school, company, etc. reunion at the festival. Private tents provided. Fore more information, contact pghirishfestival@gmail.com or 412-422-1113.

RV Parking
RV Parking is available

Seating
Plenty of seating is available but feel free to bring blankets and chairs.

Security
The safety and security of our guests is paramount to the Irish Festival.
Please carefully review the following security measures and restrictions so that your visit to the Pittsburgh Irish Festival and Riverplex at Sandcastle can be a most enjoyable experience:

· Individuals visiting the Festival will be subject to personal belongings, bags, and purse checks.

· Open bottles of water and soda are not permitted to be brought into the Festival. Guests are permitted to bring in one unopened factory bottle of water per person.

· Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted to leave the festival grounds and must be thrown away or finished prior to leaving the festival. The Pittsburgh Irish Festival reserves the right to check bottles and cups leaving the grounds.

· Outside alcohol will not be permitted to be brought into the Festival. The Festival will be serving alcohol.

-No apparel or signage displaying profane or abusive language is permitted

· No firearms, weapons, explosives, or any other item deemed dangerous or inappropriate will be permitted at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. All prohibited items must be disposed or returned to vehicles. Security will not hold any item. Pittsburgh Irish Festival and security is not responsible for any item left at the gates

No coolers, cans, bottles, non-factory sealed water bottles, food, and glass are allowed into the Festival grounds. Exception: special food related to a health or medical condition, and food for feeding a baby must be contained in plastic containers. Small coolers no larger than 5 quarts will be permitted to utilize for baby food/formula and medicine. All items are subject to search at the entrance gate

· Vehicles that are illegally parked will be towed at the owner’s expense

Questions related to security or public safety please contact SSIS at 412-241-1404, x-101

Seniors
Senior discounts available! See admission.

Shuttles
Continuous shuttles from festival entrance for your convenience. Check the Directions page for more shuttle info!

Souvenirs
Shop for Irish gifts at the Irish Marketplace. Guaranteed Irish, we feature over 30 specialty booths.

Sunday Services
See Mass.

Tents
Provided for Reunions! See Reunions.

Tickets
See Admission.

Times
See Admission.

Twitter
Follow us! @PittsburghIrish

U

U are welcome to join us!  Hope you can make it!  Bring a friend or two!

Vendors

Contact maurakrushinski@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteers

See our volunteer page to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Wheelchairs
Unfortunately wheelchairs are NOT provided but the festival is wheelchair accessible.

Whiskey Tastings

See Beverage Tastings.

YouTube
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive videos!

Zephyr
A gentle, light breeze coming off of the Mon River to cool our beautiful Irish atmosphere.

The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is also very proud to donate all surplus food items to 412 Food Rescue!

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