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Irish Fest Winners! Congratulations!

Posted August 29, 2011 12:06pm by

Alicia Espinosa and Sarah Brame…come on down!  You are the two lucky winners of our latest giveaway!  You will each receive a 4-pack of admission tickets to this weekend’s Kansas City Irish Fest.  Be looking for an email from me with details. It’s looking like the weather is going to be great!

Thanks to all who entered.  If you didn’t win, you can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or you can get them at the gate at Crown Center. Remember, it’s September 2, 3 and 4, 2011!  Have a fun and safe Labor Day holiday, readers.  We’ll let you know about other KC-area Labor Day happenings later in the week.

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Kansas City Irish Fest ticket giveaway!

Posted August 25, 2011 7:28pm by

Kansas City Irish FestThe ninth annual Kansas City Irish Fest will be September 2-4, 2011!  The premise is simple: celebrate Celtic heritage in the Cowtown! KC Irish Fest occurs at Crown Center Square (2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108). KC Irish Fest takes over Crown Center Square at the world headquarters of Hallmark Cards every Labor Day weekend, along with Washington Park and Grand Boulevard that connects the two. The grounds are 90 percent concrete, so rainouts are rare.

So, what do you do at Irish Fest?!?  For kids, there is a Children’s Area.  This year, the area will celebrate the High Kings (and Princesses!) of Ireland. There’s lots of music, bingo, a costume contest and parade. KC Pumpkin Patch will be sponsoring the Regal Contest each day of the festival—the theme is High King, Queen, Knight and Princess! There’s an interactive kids’ tent, face painting, and more.

And for the adults:  the new Jameson Irish Whiskey Tasting Tent, lots of music and comedy, TONS of food and drink, Irish dancing, and Kansas City’s largest outdoor Mass. Full Catholic Mass starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Sept. 4 at the Terrace Stage.  Area bishops typically concelebrate Mass.

The contest:  we have two 4-packs of tickets to give away to two lucky readers!

Please enter by leaving a comment on this post and let us know what your family’s plans are shaping up to be for Labor Day Weekend.  Entries will be accepted until Monday, August 29, 2011 at noon Central time.  We will choose the two winners on Monday!  Good luck.

Must be 21 years of age to enter and win. Only one entry per household will be considered. No substitutions or transfers. Giveaway prize is not redeemable for cash. By entering, winner consents to allow the use of his/her name for promotional purposes without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prize. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

2011 Kansas City Area Fairs & Festivals

Posted May 21, 2011 12:56am by

countyfair1Summer is almost upon us – which can only mean one thing! KC’s fair and festival season is starting.

Pick a weekend, any weekend, all summer long and you’ll find a fair or festival somewhere in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Lots of carnivals and kids’ activities!

Get out your calendar and write these down – the 2011 Kansas City fairs and festivals schedule:

Jiggle Jam – Kansas City, MO – May 28 and May 29

Prairie Village Art Show – Prairie Village, KS – June 3 thru June 5

Old Shawnee Days – Shawnee, KS – June 2 thru June 5

Lee’s Summit Downtown Days – Lee’s Summit, MO – June 3 thru June 5

Festa Italiana – Zona Rosa, Kansas City North – June 3 thru June 5

Vaile Strawberry Festival, Vaile Mansion, Independence, MO – June 4

Sugar Creek Slavic Festival - Sugar Creek, MO – June 10 and June 11

Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Festival, E.H. Young Park, Riverside, MO – June 10 thru June 12

Greek Festival – St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church, Overland Park – June 17 thru June 19

Dragon Boat Festival, Brush Creek near the Country Club Plaza, KCMO – June 25

Fiesta Filipina – Filipino Cultural Center, 79th St. between Antioch & Frontage in Overland Park – June 11 and June 12

Festival on the Trails, Gardner, KS – June 11

Belton (MO) Community Days, Markey Park – June 15 thru June 18 (parade on June 18)

Browne’s Irish Street Faire – Kansas City, MO – June 18

Chalk & Walk Festival, Crown Center Square, Kansas City, MO – June 18 & June 19

28th Annual Waterfest, Excelsior Springs, MO – June 24 thru June 26

KC Riverfest – Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO – July 1 thru July 3

Serb Fest – St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, College & Greenwood (west of Pflumm), Lenexa KS – June 3 and June 4

Johnson County (MO) Fair – Warrensburg, MO – July 5 thru July 11

Cass County Fair, Pleasant Hill, MO – July 12 thru July 17

Amelia Earhart Festival – Atchison, KS - July 15 and July 16

Clocktower Art & Music Festival - downtown Overland Park, KS – June 17 and June 18

Miami County Fair, Paola, KS – July 23 thru July 30

KC Fringe Festival – various KCMO locations – July 21 thru July 31

Platte County Fair, Platte City, MO – July 20 thru July 23

5th Annual Midwest Kids Fest, Overland Park, KS – July 30 and 31, Overland Park Trade Center

Wyandotte County Fair, Kansas City, KS – July 26 thru July 30

Douglas County Fair, Lawrence, KS – August 3 thru August 6

Johnson County Fair, Gardner, KS – August 9 thru August 13 – don’t miss the rodeo, Family Fun Night or the parade!

Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO – August 11 thru August 21 – 5 & under FREE every day (kids 6 to 12, just $2); lot of free kids’ entertainment

Festival of Butterflies, Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO – August 5 thru August 7 and August 12 thru August 14 – no carnival but still super cool!

Leavenworth County Fair, Tonganoxie, KS – August 9 thru August 13

Ethnic Enrichment Festival, Kansas City, MO – August 19 thru August 21

Trails West!, St. Joseph, MO – August 19 thru August 21

Parkville Days Riverfest, Parkville, MO – August 19 thru August 21

countyfair2Lewis & Clark Trail Days, Buckner, MO – August 26 and August 27

Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, MO – September 1 thru September 5 – TONS of fun for kids and adults alike. If you’ve never been, you should definitely try this one!

Kansas City Irish Fest, Kansas City, MO – September 2 thru 4 – awesome children’s area at this Crown Center event

Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Bonner Springs, KS – September 3 thru October 16

The 48th Annual Annunciation Greek Food Festival, Kansas City, MO – September 9 thru September 11

Old Settlers Days, Olathe, KS – September 8 thru September 10

Valley Fair Days, Grain Valley, MO – September 9 thru September 11

Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, KS – September 9 thru September 18 – Big Time Rush closes the Fair on the 18th!

Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival, Blue Springs, MO – September 16 thru September 18

Zona Rosa Art Festival, Kansas City north, MO – September 16 thru September 18

Jesse James Festival, Kearney, MO – September 9 thru September 18

Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO – September 23 thru September 25 – spend some time at the Kids’ Art Workshop!

(Photos via jonathan_moreau)