Frequently Asked Questions

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Dogs and pets are not allowed. 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, Minnesota.

  • Friday, August 13th, 3pm-11pm

  • Saturday, August 14th, 10am-11pm

  • Sunday, August 15th, 10am-7pm

Are you charging admission this year? 

Yes, we are. Advance sales are available at discounted rates through the end of July. Click here to purchase tickets. 

What if it rains? 

Irish weather happens! We are a rain or shine event and cannot refund tickets. 

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 Street. Please know that bicycles are not allowed on the grounds. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen property and strongly encourage you to lock your bike.


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

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

For the safety and comfort of all guests, pets are not allowed at Irish Fair.

Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. 

Where can I find First Aid?

The first aid station is located next to the playground area, west of the main entrance. 

Will you have Food and Beverage?

We are pleased to bring you a variety of food and beverage options. New in 2021, we will strive to be as paperless, cashless and contactless as possible and are eliminating food and beverage tickets used in the past. Each of our Irish Fair food and beverage will accept credit and debit cards (preferred) and cash.  

Beer, seltzer, cider, 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.


Harriet Island is a paved, level surface where wheelchairs can easily navigate on sidewalks. The grass is also level, allowing easy access to tents. Accessible parking is available on the north side of Water Street between Wabasha and Plato until full. Overflow accessible parking and transportation is available at 90 West Plato Boulevard. Look for the accessible 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 to see if your lost item was turned in.

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