This weekend brings the 33rd Annual Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival to the rolling emerald hills of Irvine. Attracting an estimated crowd of more than 30,000, the fair includes several entertainment areas featuring the very best in Irish music, dance and sport. On the bill are performances by the Fenians, Sligo Rags, Brother and Dublin 4. But wait, there's more: dozens of Irish- and Scottish- (wait, who let the Scots in?) import shops, arts and crafts vendors, sheep-herding shows, Irish horse shows, Irish dog shows and one of the largest Irish stepdancing (Riverdance -style) competitions in California. Oh, and lots and lots of bagpipes.
June 21-22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 2008