Paint the Town Green at Paddyfest 2019

A bigger and better than ever Paddyfest 2019 is just around the corner, and it will be held at heritage-listed Eagle Farm Racecourse in Ascot on Saturday, 16 March 2019.

People of Irish descent or those who fancy themselves as Irish at heart will be delighted that Paddyfest 2019 promises to be bigger than last year’s inaugural event. It will kick off at midday and run until 10:00 pm. The program boasts of a bunch of treats and a boisterous atmosphere of entertainment all day.

Brisbane's Paddyfest
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This year’s music lineup includes Kingswood, Tullamore Tree, Tartan Shamrock, Shannon Watkins Band, City of Brisbane Pipe Band, Walker’s Irish Dancers, and Leprechaun DJ.

There will be four exciting new zones to explore this year:

  • Paddyfest Central where you should head to for pints of green beer and Guinness as well as authentic Irish dishes at Diddly Dee Food Truck. You can dance along to the music of the roving pipe band or do the jig with Irish dancers.
  • O’Donoghue’s Ale House has a setting that makes you feel like you’re in an old Dublin tavern, with soloist ballads playing all day.
  • Little Leprechauns Kids Zone is a place that the little ones will adore. Adjacent to the Main Stage and Paddyfest Central, children will enjoy the Paddyfest Jumping Castle, Inflatable Hoop shooting activity, paper arts & crafts, circus acts, clover temporary tattoos, green hair spray & emerald body art in a section that’s totally their own. They can visit Bazil Grumble Craft Castle or cuddle adorable farm animals at Scruffy Murphy’s Petting Zoo.
  • Food & Wine Lane is a relaxing alfresco deck & garden place for those who want to grab a bite of pizza, burrito or other flavours at the many food trucks available. The place will also feature cheese and charcuterie boards as well as cider & wine tastings.

A festival is not complete without a competition and this event will have two! The Mini Pie & Mushy Pea Eating Comp spotlighting beef mince mini pies, mashed potatoes and mushy peas. The challenge is to eat as much in three minutes.

best dressed lad or lass
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Also remember to wear our lucky Irish outfit – traditional grab, a leprechaun costume, or anything green that makes a statement – and maybe you’ll see yourself crowned as Best Dressed Lad or Lass of Paddyfest.

outfit with a statement
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The culmination of the event is the epic Laser Light Spectacular at 7:00 pm that is sure to be a huge hit for the whole family.

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So let’s dress up in green, raise our Guinness and let the luck of the Irish be with us as we have a shamrockin’ good time at Paddyfest 2019.

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