A Good Ol Fashion Irish Hoedown

I highly recommend not racing this weekend. There's kind of a big deal going down. It's the Weston Brewery Irish Fest, and it's going to be AWESOME! Nothing better than good Irish music, awesome Irish food, and the best part, lots of Irish BEER! (they'll have other brew there too for the less manly)

We've got a group of Ethos folks headed down Saturday night, so come join us! Here's all the info straight from the boys up at Weston.

Screaming Orphans Return to Weston Irish Fest

four sisters from County Donegal, Ireland to headline the event

Weston, Missouri - The 11th annual Weston Irish Festival opens its gates Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 8th, 9th & 10th, at O'Malley's Pub & Courtyard in downtown Weston. The best Irish music, piping and dancing, along with traditional Irish food and drinks, are what you'll find at the three-day event. The festival features musicians from across the U.S. and Ireland. Seventeen local, regional, and national touring acts will perform on the open-air courtyard stage as well as the two indoor pub stages. A fourth stage, adjacent to the courtyard stage, will showcase the pipers and dancers.

Headlining this year's festival are: The Screaming Orphans – from County Donegal, Ireland, The Elders, Jiggernaut, Brigid’s Cross, The Mickey Finns, and Connie Dover - Weston’s own Emmy Award winning singer and composer.

The aroma of authentic Irish dishes - corned beef, Irish stew, and Dublin coddle will fill the air along with traditional festival favorites. Featured beers are O'Malley's Cream Ale, Weston Wheat, Festival Brown Ale, and Dropkick Ale - all brewed by Weston Brewing Company.

In conjunction with the festival, the third annual Weston Wellies Race, sponsored by The Celtic Ranch, takes place on Sunday, October 10th. Participants are eligible to win a trip for two to Ireland.

Festival hours are Friday - 5pm to midnight, Saturday - 11am to midnight, and Sunday - noon to 10pm. Gate passes for Friday are $8, Saturday - $10, and Sunday - $10. Children 14 and under are admitted free.

The Weston Irish Festival is presented by Weston Brewing Company, O'Malley's Pub, and America Bowman Restaurant. Sponsors of the event are McCormick Distilling Company, Guinness Import Company, and Capital Electric.

Check the website at www.WestonIrish.com or call 816-640-5235 for more information.

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