Volunteer Page

All volunteers get Free Admission. Each year we need approx 400 volunteers, sign up today and support your Irish community. Click on the link above.


Thanks for the entertainment feedback! We are looking forward to a fabulous festival in the Fall of 2016. The Entertainment schedule is now set. Entertainment / PERFORMERS -2016.

Latest News

Reduced Pricing for the Festival, and Happy Hour Friday returns!  Friday evening 6 PM until 8 PM, beer prices will be $4.00!   Click on “Information!” …

Maryland Irish Festival

The Maryland Irish Festival is presented annually by Irish Charities of Maryland, a 501 (c) 3 Charitable Organization, and is held at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium during the second weekend in November. This annual celebration of Irish culture features local, regional and international Irish music, Irish Dancers, traditional cuisine; cultural exhibits and workshops, and a wide variety of quality vendors of Irish goods.

Join us all weekend as we celebrate our Irish culture with great music, food, beer, and do some early Christmas shopping with our fantastic vendors!  We have many Cultural and Historical displays and performances, the well attended “Speaker Series”, and a large dedicated kids play area with bouncy castles, activities, and games.

The modest admission fee to the festival goes to support the many charitable causes of our own Maryland Irish community, whose members volunteer their time every year to put on this great event.  It’s a family affair, so come out, have fun and be part of this great charitable endeavor.

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Arlington National Cemetery Trip

Removal of Wreaths

Irish Charities of Maryland thanks all who ventured out on such an icy, treacherous morning to lay the wreathes at Arlington National Cemetery.  It was a truly fulfilling day to see the cemetery covered with the greenery of the wreaths, and we couldn’t have achieved our goal without you.  Thank you!

We will be removing the wreathes on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  We will need volunteers to assist with the removal.  Irish Charities will again sponsor buses to Arlington National Cemetery to assist with the removal of the wreathes on Saturday, January 28th. Busses will leave from the Timonium Park and Ride at 6:15 AM and pick up those volunteers on the west side of town at the I-70 Park and Ride .  Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and donuts will be supplied!

The PayPal button for payment for the Arlington National Cemetery Bus Trip is below.  Please click on the button for payment.


Number of Riders – January 28, 2017
Pickup Location



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