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.