Celebrate your Irish heritage in South Jersey this weekend
The Irish are the second largest ethnic group in New Jersey, with approximately 15% of the people in the Garden State claiming Irish ancestry.
This Saturday the first South Jersey Celtic Festival takes place at Liberty Lake in Mansfield, New Jersey. The South Jersey Celtic Society is partnering with the New Jersey Renaissance Faire to host the first of hopefully 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 gates open at 10.30 a.m. and go 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 looks perfect for Saturday and every day is good for a whiskey tasting.
There is also a loud after-hours concert with music by the Righteous Blackguards from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets for the concert are sold separately.
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the South Jersey Celtic Festival this Saturday. Along with the Celtic Festival, the always fun New Jersey Renaissance Faire takes place, which was also celebrated at Liberty Lake earlier this year.
Easily accessible, just off Exit 52A of Route 295, Liberty Lake Day Camp is a great place to have a great day.
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of talk show host Dennis Malloy of New Jersey 101.5. All opinions expressed are those of Dennis Malloy.