Frequently Asked Questions

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Dogs and pets are not allowed due to presence of sheep. No coolers, bicycles or skateboards allowed.

When and where is the fair?

The 2021 fair will be August 13-15 and located at Harriet Island in Saint Paul, MN.

Friday 3pm-11pm Saturday 10am-11pm Sunday 10am-7pm

Are you charging admission this year? 

Yes, we are.  Advance sales are opening in May at discounted rates.  Click here to go to our ticket page. 

Bikes: Can I bike to the Irish Fair of Minnesota?

Yes! We would love to see you bike to Harriet Island. Bicycle parking is available near the gateway entrance on Water St. Please know that bicycles are not allowed on the grounds.We are not responsible for any lost or stolen property and we strongly encourage you to lock your bike.


The public dock will be open normal park hours, 7:00am - 10:00 pm. 

Can I bring my dog or other pet to the fair?

We know you love them but please leave them at home for safety and comfort of all guests PLUS the sheep freak out!

First Aid

First aid is located next to the playground area. 

Food and Beverage

We are pleased to bring you a variety of food and beverage options.  New in 2021, we strive to be as paperless and contactless as possible. Our Irish Fair food and beverage will accept credit and debit cards.  

Beer, wine, pop and water are sold in multiple locations:  In order to drink alcohol, each adult over 21 years of age must present a valid driver’s license or ID and wear a wristband. Alcohol sales will end 30 minutes prior to closing time each day.

Handicap Accessibility

Harriet Island is a paved, level surface where wheelchairs can easily navigate on sidewalks. The grass is also level, allowing easy access to tents. Handicapped parking is available on the north side of Water Street between Wabasha and Plato until full. Overflow handicap and transportation is available at 90 West Plato Boulevard. Look for the Handicap Parking Sign. A drop-off area is provided in front of the Gateway Entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the Irish Fair of Minnesota does not offer wheelchairs at this time.

Quiet Space

Guests with autism, sensory processing disorders, and other needs are welcome to spend time in our Quiet Space located near the Pavilion. This space will be kept dark and will also be quiet for people who need a break. Irish Fair Social Narrative

Lost and Found

Lost and found is located at the Welcome Booth directly in front of the main entrance. After the festival, all remaining items are brought to the Irish Fair of Minnesota office. Email during regular business hours to see if your lost item was turned in.