New this year:
NO Firearms-concealed or open carry
Must be 21years or older with ID to enter the Main Tent!
Welcome to the
24th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival!
25th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival is proudly presented by Transportation Impact on Saturday, March 12th from 9am-6pm at the Emerald Plantation shopping center. Admission and parking are free for the festival. This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, Oak Grove Stables petting zoo and rides, clowns and static displays along with amusement rides, face painters, and many other fun family-oriented activities. Festival goers can also enjoy a beer garden. The Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun Contest will take place on the main stage at 9am. The contest is for boys and girls ages 2-3 and 4-5 and requires pre-registration by 12pm on Thursday, March 10th at 12pm. Space for the contest is limited to 20 participants.
Food vendor spaces are available for $200 per 10X10 space. One 10 amp 110 watt electrical power source is provided for each rented space. If selected by the Festival Committee to participate, food vendors must obtain a Temporary Food Establishment permit from the Carteret County Health Department. Spaces will be assigned until capacity is reached.
The Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival Board has reversed their position on banning strollers at the 25th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival on March 12th, 2016.
Families have and always will be a major focus of our festival and the original ban on strollers wasn’t intended to discourage families but to provide a safer environment for all attendees in a highly congested venue. Past issues with strollers brought this to the forefront. After reconsideration the Board will permit strollers but kindly ask that those using strollers use courtesy in highly congested spots.
Dogs will not be permitted. Dogs and Strollers as in the past will not be permitted in the main tent.
The Board understands and appreciates the growth of the festival over the past 24 years and continues to seek additional space to accommodate our guests.
Businesses, groups and individuals can sponsor the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival. All advertising and promotion of individual events is subject to approval by the Festival. All Trade Agreements must be approved in advance. Sponsorships levels and trade out information are detailed on the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival Sponsorship Form.
3 Levels of Festival Sponsorship are available:
· Over the Rainbow Sponsor
· Shamrock Sponsor
· Leprechaun Sponsor
See Sponshorship Forms
Children's Booth Vendor
spaces are available for $100 per 10X10 space. Only 2 spaces with electricity are available for these vendors. Generators are not permitted. See Children’s Booth Vendor Application & Agreement for more information. Spaces will be assigned until capacity is reached.
Spaces are available for $100 per 10X10 space. No electricity is available for these spaces. No commercial items are allowed. All items MUST be handmade or hand-authenticated. Spaces will be assigned until capacity is reached. Please note, some space assignments have been changed and/or renamed.
The contest is for boys and girls ages 2-3 and 4-5 with each participant being judged on the originality and creativity of their costume and overall stage presentation. Participants should dress the part and be prepared to answer questions and/or perform on stage. $15 entry fee to participate. Space is limited to 20 participants. Winners will receive a Family Fun Pack of Gift Certificates.
Entry deadline is Thursday, March 10th at 12pm or until space is full. Space is limited to 20 participants. Sorry, no exceptions.
A single 10X10 Non-Profit vendor space is available free of charge with a valid non-profit identification number. Additional spaces may be purchased at a fee of $100 per 10X10 space. No electricity is available for these spaces.