Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 17-20, 2022

Even more St. Patrick’s Day Festivals and an…er…Testicle Festival?

The St. Patrick’s Day Festivals continue Thursday and this weekend in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. But, even if your state isn’t having a bonafide Irish festival this weekend, there will be plenty of restaurant/bar/community Irish celebrations going on. Just drink responsibly and plan ahead for a ride home.

Big festival states this weekend are Alabama, Florida, and Georgia with festival selections that include Fried Chicken Festivals, Italian Festivals, Seafood Festivals, and Cherry Blossom Festivals.

But, if you’re looking for something a little different, there’s a festival in southern Michigan offering a very unique food option – Rocky Mountain Oysters. Of course, this is only a euphemism for bull testicles that are cleaned, sliced, battered and deep fried, which the festival serves with chicken gizzards, baked beans, coleslaw and a roll. Honestly, the food at this annual Testicle Festival is quite delicious. There is also some DJ music/entertainment and a lot of tongue in cheek fun at this smaller festival, but it’s worth checking out if you are anywhere nearby. You can check my review below to learn more about the festival.

Festivals are starting to pick up, folks, so be sure to look at the lists below and the map to see if a festival is going on around you.

Here are some options in each state that I would consider…

Alabama
Hanceville Irish Festival (Hanceville), The Magic City Fried Chicken and Beer Fest (Birmingham)
Florida
San Gennaro Feast (Hallandale Beach), Clewiston Sugar Festival
Georgia
International Cherry Blossom Festival (Macon), Suwanee Beer Fest
Illinois
No Festivals this Weekend
Indiana
Shamrock the District (Carmel)
Kentucky
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival (Lexington)
Michigan
 Testicle Festival (Deerfield), Clare Irish Festival
New York
Rail Rider Jamboree Music Fest (Ellicottville)
North Carolina
 Lebanese Festival (Raleigh)
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival (Monroeville)
South Carolina
Charleston Bluegrass Festival, North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 
Tennessee
Irish Celebration (Erin), Knox Shamrock Fest 
West Virginia
Irish Spring Festival (Ireland )
Wisconsin
New Dublin Irish Fest (New London)

Thanks for checking this week’s Upcoming Festival Post. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 17-20, 2022

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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Reviews of Festivals This Weekend

3/19 – Testicle FestivalDeerfield My Review

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ALABAMA

3/18-3/20 – Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival – Fairhope
3/19 – Barktoberfest – Helena
3/19 – Hanceville Irish Festival – Hanceville
3/19 – The Magic City Fried Chicken and Beer Fest – Birmingham
3/19 – Blountsville Historical Society Daffodil Festival – Blountsville
3/19 – Iron City Trailfest – Pelham
3/20 – Azalea Festival – Semmes

FLORIDA

3/17-3/19 – Crooked Can Celtic Festival – Winter Garden
3/17-3/20 – Suwanee Spring Reunion – Live Oak
3/17-3/20 – San Gennaro Feast – Hallandale Beach
3/18 – Cocoa Reggae and Rum Festival – Cocoa
3/18-3/19 – Unwined – Panama City Beach
3/18-3/20 – Bonita Springs Blues and BBQ Festival – Bonita Springs
3/18-3/20 – Reggae Rise Up – St. Petersburg
3/18-3/20 – Shrimpfest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo – Sebastian
3/18-3/20 – Spirit of the Buffalo Pow Wow II – Auburndale
3/18-3/20 – The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival – Winter Park
3/18-3/20 – Treasure Coast Ribs and Wings Festival – Fort Pierce
3/19 – ShrimpaPalooza – Homosassa
3/19 – Big Bend Brew Fest – Perry
3/19 – Kowtown Festival – Kissimmee
3/19 – Shamrocks and Shenanigans Festival – Navarre
3/19 – Margarita and Taco Festival – Ave Maria
3/19 – Love is Love Fest – DeLand
3/19 – Clewiston Sugar Festival – Clewiston
3/19 – Down Home Street Festival – Bonifay
3/19-3/20 – Bay Area Renaissance Festival V – Dade City
3/19-3/20 – Naples Downtown Art Show – Naples
3/19-3/20 – Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival – Trenton
3/19-3/20 – Rainbow Springs Art Festival – Dunnellon
3/19-3/20 – Coconut Grove Food and Wine Festival – Miami
3/19-3/20 – Safety Harbor Chalk Art Festival – Safety Harbor
3/19-3/20 – Coral Springs Festival of the Arts – Coral Springs
3/19-3/20 – Innings Festival – Tampa
3/19-3/20 – Bierfest – Cape Coral
3/19-3/20 – Peace River National Art Festival – Punta Gorda
3/19-3/20 – Anna Maria Island Springfest – Holmes Beach
3/19-3/20 – Port Saint Lucie Strawberry Fest – Port St. Lucie
3/19-3/20 – Florida Renaissance Festival and Craft Village VII – Deerfield Beach
3/20 – Islamorada Seafood Festival and Art Show – Islamorada

GEORGIA

3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans – Conyers
3/18-3/19 – Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival – Fitzgerald
3/18-3/20 – Georgia Junkies 41 Spring Vintage Market – Cartersville
3/18-3/20 – International Cherry Blossom Festival I – Macon
3/18-3/20 – Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival – Greensboro
3/19 – Suwanee Beer Fest– Suwanee
3/19 – Frühlingsfest – Avondale Estates
3/19 – Spring Foliage Fest – Jefferson
3/19 – OakFest – Thomasville
3/19 – Rockmart Heritage Days and Welshfest – Rockmart
3/19 – Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick’s Arts and Crafts Festival – Dublin
3/19 – St. Marys St. Patrick’s Day Block Party – St. Marys
3/19 – Color/Holi Festival – Cumming
3/19-3/20 – Shamrock City II – Lookout Mountain

ILLINOIS

No festivals this weekend.

INDIANA

3/17-3/18 – Shamrock the District – Carmel
3/19-3/20 – Sugar Camp Days – New Carlisle

KENTUCKY

3/18-3/20 – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo I – Louisville|
3/19 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Lexington

MICHIGAN

3/16-3/19 – Clare Irish Festival – Clare
3/16-3/20 – Gilda’s LaughFest – Grand Rapids
3/17 – Detroit Shamrock Festival – Detroit
3/18 – Motor City Blues Festival – Detroit
3/18-3/19 – Mountain Top Music Festival – Wakefield
3/19 – Testicle Festival – Deerfield – My Review
3/19-3/20 – Maple Festival I – Jones

NEW YORK

3/18-3/20 – Rail Rider Jamboree Music Fest – Ellicottville
3/19 – Buffalo Soup-Fest – Buffalo

NORTH CAROLINA

3/18 – Downtown St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Burlington
3/18-3/20 – Vintage Market Days of Asheville Metro “Hello Darling” – Fletcher
3/19 – Celtic Music Festival – Southport
3/19 – Solstice Healing Arts and Music Festival – Carolina Beach
3/19-3/20 – Lebanese Festival – Raleigh

OHIO

Ohio Festivals can be found at ohiofestivals.net/ohio-festivals/

PENNSYLVANIA

3/18-3/20 – Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival – Monroeville

SOUTH CAROLINA

3/18-3/19 – Charleston Bluegrass Festival – Charleston
3/18-3/20 – Vintage Market Days of Coastal Carolina – Myrtle Beach
3/19 – St. Pat’s in Five Points – Columbia
3/19 – Charleston Spring Wine Festival – Charleston
3/19 – North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – North Myrtle Beach
3/19 – Baxter Village/Fort Mill Spring Festival – Fort Mill
3/19-3/20 – The Kite Festival at Huntington Beach State Park – Murrells Inlet

TENNESSEE

3/17 – International Festival – Jefferson City
3/19 – Daffodil Day – Bell Buckle
3/19 – Knox Shamrock Fest – Knoxville
3/19 – Irish Celebration – Erin

WEST VIRGINIA

3/17-3/20 – Irish Spring Festival II – Ireland
3/18-3/20 – Winter Blues Fest – Wheeling
3/19 – Pocahontas County Maple Days II – Hillsboro
3/19 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Martinsburg
3/19-3/20 – Maple Syrup Festival – Pickens

WISCONSIN

3/19 – New Dublin Irish Fest – New London

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Festival Schedule Pages

Alabama

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Kentucky

Lexington | Louisville

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

North Carolina

Ohio

Akron/Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Tennessee

Knoxville | Memphis | Nashville

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Eau Claire | Madison | Milwaukee

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