Shamrock Festival Weekend
Saturday, March 9, Noon - 9:00pm
Sunday, March 10, Noon - 8:00pm
Weekend MarketPlace menu
Whether you are Irish or just look good in green, come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early at Laurita Winery! Bring your family and friends to Laurita for an exciting weekend of fantastic fun, toe-tapping Irish music, and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. The Laurita MarketPlace will be open serving up delicious Irish fare such as corned beef & cabbage and traditional Irish lamb stew. So, get your green on and enjoy the pre-celebratory St. Patty’s Day festivities at Laurita!
Weekend Entertainment: Free Admission
The Bantry Boys
Saturday, March 9, 12:00-4:30pm
The Bantry Boys, a local Irish-American band, who have been playing together since 1981, will be entertaining on Saturday, June 4 from 2-5pm. Three of the current group, Jimmy Dwyer, Bill Dwyer and Mike Brady are original members. The fourth member, Eric Pedrotty, joined the band four years ago. They have played primarily in the New Jersey and New York area, but have also performed in Ireland and in other European countries on occasion. Their use of harmonies and Eric's tin whistle set them apart. From toe-tapping sing along to doleful ballads, the Bantry Boys will make you think you're on the Emerald Isle itself. The Bantry Boys Website
Ed Russell & Ballyhaunis
Sunday, March 10, 12:00-4:30pm
On Sunday, Ed Russell & Ballyhaunis will perform traditional Irish folk music with Ed Russell on guitar and lead vocals; Mike McKee on Irish fiddle; and Tom McKee on tin whistle, Bodhran, and lead guitar. In addition, enjoy the beauty and energy of Irish Step Dancing performed by champions Julia Russell, Mary Kate Kane, and a supporting cast of young dancers.
Ed Russell Website
The Thomas Wesley Stern Band
Sunday, March 10, 4:30-8:00pm
The genre of music they play is folk-traditional. A quartet of self-taught by-the-ear musicians, subconsciously breeding traditional folkways with contemporary frame of mind and life, the four trade instruments, sing together in harmony and unison, and bid any onlookers to join right in. Facebook page for the Thomas Wesley Stern Band
Performing Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-5:00pm
The Skyelanders (Jimmy Doyle and Scotty Butts), will be playing standard Irish tunes throughout the day. Jimmy and Scotty have been playing together for 20 years and offer a unique collection of tunes. The Skyelanders play everything from Scottish and Irish tunes to Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles. Keep a watch out for them as they will be mingling around the winery providing their distinctive entertainment.