All Bags Will Be Subject To Search On The Festival Grounds If Suspicion Is Assumed
If A Patron Brings Any Item On The Festival Grounds Which Later Is Deemed A Nuisance Or Danger To Others, He/She Must Remove The Item From The Property Upon Request
Rules Are Subject To Change
Is their fun things for the kids to do ?
Yes, lots of fun things for the kids, Playground, Bouncy house, Slides, Face Painting and more
Where can I park , do you have a shuttle bus ?
Free Parking is available, but please keep in mind the local lots fill up quickly. Parking is also available on the neighborhood streets but be respectful of residential driveways, mailboxes & city fire hydrants. Carpooling, mass transit, ride share outlets, taxi service, walking and biking are highly recommended.
The Shuttle Bus will be running from 12-6. It will pick up and drop off at the Southern Regional High School Parking Lot on Route 9, the Oxycocus Elementary School Parking Lot on Route 9 and Oxcocus Rd. and the Manahawkin Lake Parking Lot.
Local parking lots approved for parking for The Ocean County Irish Festival
Oxycocus Elementary School, 50 North Main Street, Manahawkin NJ 08050
Southern Regional High School. 600 North Main Street Manahawkin NJ 08050
Can I pay for Beer , Wine and Hard Selzer with a Credit Card ?
Yes , we will be accepting credit cards and cash when purchasing Beer, Wine and Hard Selzer .
Can I Bring Food Or Beverages To The Festival?
Attendees Cannot Bring Alcoholic Beverages To The Event As The Property Is A Township Park. Food And Non Alcoholic Beverages Are Permitted However There Will Be Plenty Of Local Food And Drink Vendors Available For All Attendees To Enjoy And We Hope They Are Supported By The Festival Guests.
What are some of the attractions and fun things to do at the festival ?
There Are Plenty Of Attractions For The Whole Family. Besides The Live Music Stage, Irish Step Dancers Will Perform As Well As The Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes & Drum Band. There Will Be A Pot O’ Cornhole Tournament: See below Rules , Gold Playland Area For The Kids Which Will Include A Bouncy House, Giant Slide And Much More, Adult Games For Prizes, A Royal Big Basket Of Cheer Raffle " Will include over a 100 bottles of cheer and a new kayak donated by Miss Erin Charters of Beach Haven West" And 50/50’s Throughout The Day However Our Mega 50/50 Drawing Is The One To Surely Be Part Of. We Will Also Have Our Friendly Sons Of The Shillelagh Membership Tent On Display With Information On How To Join Our Club. Stop By The Tent And Say Hello. Please Bring your own seating options to enjoy the bands. "BYOS"
Cornhole Tournament Rules
Entry $40 cash/team. Maximum 32 teams.
Standard American Cornhole Organization (ACO) rules apply. Copies available at tournament.
Bags will be provided if needed.
Top 3 prizes: May be adjusted based on # of teams
1st place: TBD
2nd Place: TBD
3rd Place: TBD
A portion of the entry fee will be donated to charity.
Game scoring will be held on an honor system. If an agreement cannot be made between players, DO NOT MOVE ANYTHING, there will be a tournament official on site to make the final decision. If a bag or board is moved before an official can make a decision, those points will be forfeited.
Sign ups begin at 11:00 AM. Bags fly at 1PM
Are Pets Allowed?
Yes. Please Be Cognizant Of Your Pets Surroundings And Clean Up Any Accidents Your Pet May Have. Your Pet Must Be Leashed.
How can I Donate to the Charities that the Ocean County Irish Festival (FSOS) support ?
Yes, Its easy just go to the home page and find the Charitable Donation Icon . Irish Harts / Community Focused , payment information is on the bottom of the page.
Can I Exit And Re-Enter The Festival?
Yes. The Event Is Free And You May Come And Go As You Please.
Is The Festival Wheelchair Accessible And/Or Are They Available For Rent?
Yes, The Festival Is An Open Park/Field Setting With Paved Pathways However There Is Large Areas Of Grassy Terrain. Wheelchairs Will Not Be Available To Rent.
What Should I Do In The Event Of An Emergency If I’m On The Festival Grounds?
Call 911. Also Look For A Festival Volunteer/Staff Or Shillelagh Staff Member For Assistance.
What Should I Wear To The Event?
Comfortable & Appropriate Attire. Casual Outside Setting. Check The Weather Prior To Attending And Also Consider Something Irish Heritage Themed If You So Chose. This Is A Rain Or Shine Event So Consider An Umbrella If Weather Dictates.
Are There Atm’s Available?
Yes. We Will Have 2 Machines On Hand. There May Be A Fee Assessed To Your Withdrawal From The Bank/Vendor. Festival Management Does Not Control The Fees.
Are There Baby Changing/Nursing Stations Available?
Are There Phone Charging Stations Available?
Unfortunately Not. Fully Charge Prior To Attending.
Are There Bathrooms?
Will there be seating available to watch the bands
There will no seating options offered, however you are more than welcome to BYOC ( Bring Your Own Chair ) to enjoy the entertainment.