Irish Fall Festival 2012
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The t-shirt you see pretty much everywhere says it all: “What happens in Wildwood, stays in Wildwood.”
Which is not so suggest that the Irish Fall Festival is some kind of South Jersey Irish bacchanal. OK, so there are bars, and let’s face it, there is drinking, but … for the most part the festival is G-rated, with lots of music, dance, endless rows of vendor tables, and enough food to sink a battleship. Think of it as an excuse to wear a ridiculous leprechaun hat. (And pray the guys back at the office don’t see the picture we took of you.)
The 2012 festival, hosted by the Cape May County Ancient Order of Hibernians, lucked into some picture perfect weather, with sparkling blue skies, a gentle caressing wind, and temperatures in the 70s.
Hundreds of Irish folks flocked to the Wildwoods, in the way that swallows return to Capistrano, to take in the Irish pipe band exhibition on Saturday, and the big parade on Sunday.
We have the pics. Maybe you’ll see yourself. And don’t blame us … the hat was your decision.