If you’re Irish or love Festivus, this is your weekend to celebrate

There are a couple of food-centric festivals going on this weekend. Here’s the rundown:

Me being sassy at last year’s Irish Fest.
  • Louisville Irish Fest: A celebration of our friends across the Pond that includes music and family activities. I attended the event last year and had a blast. Don’t leave before you try some beer-battered fish, a dark beer and some hearty stew.
    • When: Friday, Sept. 28 (7 – 10 p.m.); Saturday, Sept. 29 (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.); Sunday, Sept. 30 (11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    • Where: Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville
    • For more information: Facebook or louisvilleirishfest.com; get discount tickets at Molly Malone’s, O’Shea’s, O’Connell’s, Flanagan’s, Shenanigan’s, Ri’Ra, and Pat’s Steakhouse
  • Smoketown USA‘s Fifth Annual Fall Festivus: A barbecue joint throws a celebration for the rest of us that includes a chili tasting, music and yard sale booths.
    • When: Saturday, Sept. 29, noon – 10 p.m.
    • Where: 1153 Logan Street, Louisville
    • For more information: Facebook

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