The Irish are the second largest ethnic group in New Jersey with around 15% of people claiming Irish heritage in the Garden State.
This Saturday, the Inaugural South Jersey Celtic Festival will be held at Liberty Lake in Mansfield, New Jersey. The South Jersey Celtic Society is teaming up with the New Jersey Renaissance Faire to host the premiere of what will hopefully be many more Celtic heritage celebrations here in our state for many years to come.
Admission is $ 20 for adults and $ 10 for children and dogs. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. and it continues until 6 p.m.
There will be whiskey tastings. The first is at 1:30 p.m. and the next at 3:30 p.m. The weather seems perfect for Saturday and any day is good for whiskey tasting.
There’s also a noisy after-hours concert with music from the Righteous Blackguards from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets for the concert will be sold separately.
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the South Jersey Celtic Festival this Saturday. In addition to the Celtic Festival, there is the always fun New Jersey Renaissance Fair, which also had a celebration earlier this year at Liberty Lake.
Liberty Lake Day Camp is easy to access, just off Exit 52A of Route 295 and is a great location for what is sure to be a great day.
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy. All opinions expressed are those of Dennis Malloy.