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If this FAQs page doesn’t contain the information you’re looking for, please email us at PennMarIrish@gmail.com.

FAQs:  What You Should Know Before Arrival:

Hampton Inn logoFESTIVAL HOST HOTEL — We love partnering with the Shrewsbury Hampton by Hilton each year. The hotel is located just off I-83 Exit 4, only minutes away from the festival grounds. A link for our 2024 festival block will be posted in early 2024. Because we expect the hotel to sell out for the festival weekend, we recommend booking early. Bonus: You’ll receive two free festival tickets when booking a room in our block.

PARKING — Festival parking is available at Stewart Connector (11118 Susquehanna Trail). Look for signs and decorations. A shuttle bus sponsored by Patient First will run a continuous loop from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the last bus will leave the Markets at 9:15 p.m. Handicapped parking will be available at The Markets at Shrewsbury all day. In addition, festival guests arriving after 4 p.m. may park on the Markets parking lot.

PETS — Pets are not permitted within the festival grounds. Please leave your pets at home where they will be more comfortable.

CHAIRS — Some seating is provided but guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.

OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES — No outside food and beverages may be brought onto festival grounds. We do make exceptions for infants/toddlers and those with food allergies. Please support our food vendors.

TICKETS —  Discounted advance tickets will be available later this year.

FAQs:  Once You Arrive at the Festival:

FESTIVAL RE-ENTRY PERMITTED — Admission wristbands should be worn by all festival attendees age 16 or older and will grant re-entry if you need to leave the festival grounds temporarily. Beer, wine, and whiskey may not be taken out of the fenced-in festival grounds.

ATM — There is an ATM located inside The Markets at Shrewsbury, which is open until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

RESTROOMS — Portable restrooms are located in several locations on the grounds (under tents to keep them cool and shaded). There are also several indoor restrooms within The Markets at Shrewsbury buildings (open until 4 p.m. on Saturdays).

SUNSCREEN — Complimentary sunscreen will be available at the First Aid Tent. Please be safe in the sun.

LOST CHILDREN — Lost children will be cared for at our First Aid Tent.

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED — We are able to accept credit cards at Admissions and Beverage Token Sales. In addition, most of our vendors accept cards.

SMOKING — Smoking is restricted to a designated area on the festival grounds. Please look for signs directing you to that area. We thank you for your cooperation.

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WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN THE AREA? — Please check out the website of Explore York, the official tourist promotion agency for York County, PA. There is so much to see and do in York County. Make it a long weekend and explore the area before or after our festival weekend.

GET INVOLVED! — The Penn-Mar Irish Festival is a volunteer-run non-profit organization and we rely on community support. If you’d like to be involved with planning or co-sponsoring the festival, please contact us!
(717) 680-1676


We have expenses throughout the year and are always interested in partnering with sponsors who are seeking marketing opportunities.

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Thank you for reading our FAQs page. If you have other questions, please email us at PennMarIrish@gmail.com.