Irish Picnic at St. Patrick Church in McEwen

There are a few stereotypes about the Irish. Well, there are a lot of stereotypes about the Irish. They’re Catholic, they like to drink, they eat potatoes, they enjoy a party, they like meat. Actually, I don’t know if that last one is actually a stereotype, but I’m going to stick with it.

Of course, all those stereotypes describe a lot of people, which might be why everyone loves an Irish-themed party. Well, here’s an Irish party for you – the Irish Picnic at St. Patrick Church in McEwen.

Yes, it’s at a church, so don’t be expecting a party like St. Patrick’s Day in Boston. This is more of a family-friendly environment with amazing food. Seriously, the event listing talked all about this BBQ pork and this special sauce – usually food descriptions don’t make my mouth water, but oh man this BBQ sounds so good. And this isn’t some small-town party either. This festival started in 1854 and attracts over 20,000 people every year.

The Irish Picnic takes place at St. Patrick Church in McEwen (175 St. Patrick St). Things get kicked off tonight (Friday) at 6pm and continue on Saturday starting at 9am.



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