Emerald Isle Holds St. Patrick's Day Festival Saturday

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day and the 21st annual Emerald Isle Festival?

The festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Carteret County town and is held at the Emerald Plantation shopping center.

Admission and parking are free.

There are events and activities for the whole family, including:

More than 75 arts and crafts vendors
Food vendors & Beer Garden
Amusement rides
Climbing Wall
Musical Performances
BMX Shows
The Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun Contest

The contest is for kids ages 2-3 and 4-5. The children are judged on their stage presentation and originality and creativity of their costume. You need to register your child by noon Friday. Call (252)354-6350 for more information.

WITN is a sponsor of the Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Day Festival.

Transportation Impact is the presenting sponsor.

An estimated crowd of 20,000+ attends the festival each year.

CLICK HERE to see the festival schedule.

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  • by Jessica Barnhart Location: pittsburgh on Mar 17, 2012 at 05:26 PM
    SO PROUD of HARPER!!!!! good job my handsome little nephew.
  • by Paddy Location: Emerald Isle on Mar 15, 2012 at 02:10 PM
    20,000 people?? Saints preserve us, where will we put all those daft buggers on this wee slip of an island??
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:59 AM
    No disrespect to the people in the picture but puke green does'nt make a yankee look any better.

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