Weston Irish Festival 2012:
The Weston Irish Festival began in 2000 and has grown to a three day event of all things Irish. Located in the sleepy town of Historic Weston, Missouri, the Irish Fest brings over 7,000 festival goers to a three acre property in the middle of Weston which encompasses O'Malley's Irish Pub, American Boman Restaurant, and the Weston Brewing Company. In the middle of all the fun is an Irish-esq grassy knoll with a huge stage that boasts entertainment from dawn until the wee Irish hours of the morn.
The Weston Irish Festival is located in Weston, Missouri. This historic town is located just 35 minutes north of downtown Kansas City and 30 minutes south of St. Joseph, Mo. Take I-29 to exit 20 and follow the signs to Weston and to the festival. For complete directions, Mapquest this:
500 Welt St.
Weston, MO 64098
October 12th, 5pm-1am
October 13th, 11am-1am
October 14th 12pm-12am
Tickets prices were not available at press time but in previous years were available at the gate, call O'Malley's Pub at 816.640.5235 for futher information.
O'Malley's Irish Pub:
At the heart of it all is the historic and unusual O'Malley's Irish Pub. Founded in 1842, the pub is famous for it's underground cellars and three floors of full-on Irish fabulousness. The bottom cellar is a whopping 50ft below ground. Going in, you can just imagine settlers and traders drinking whiskey in the pub long ago. It truly is something to see--with ten Irish whiskey's and draught beer a-flowin'...you just might think you've stumbled into a pub somewhere in the middle of the Irish countryside.
With 4 stages full of bag piping, traditional Irish Dancing and Irish music-the Weston Irish Fest brings non-stop entertainment throughout the fest. Enjoy entertainers at Hall Stage, Courtyard Stage and performers inside O'Malley's Pub.
Not to be missed:
The fest has a plethora of delicious Irish fare with everything from authentic Irish dishes like Irish Stew, Bangers and mash located in the food court. Traditional Irish foods are also available inside the America Bowman Restaurant (located inside the festival grounds).
O'Malley's Pub offers (in true Irish pub fashion) multiple full service bars with draught ales, lagers and cider , wines and specialty drinks. The complete bar boasts ten Irish whiskeys.
Draft beer, soft drinks and specialty drinks (ie Bailey's and Jameson) will also be available in the festival courtyard.
Taxi Cabs and Shuttles:
The Weston Irish Fest is definatley a place for fun. If you've had one too many whiskey's or more than your fair share of Weston's famous brew... take a cab OR rent a shuttle.
From the Irish Fest website:
Local Taxi Services: Veteran's Cab Company, 913.682.7200
Groups of 10 or more can order a shuttle:
- Laidlaw Transit - Parkville 816.741.4023
- Laidlaw Transit - Blue Valley 913.897.2347
- Laidlaw Transit - Olathe 913.782.1050
- Laidlaw Transit - South Kansas City 816.765.3100