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6th Annual Jonesborough St. Paddy’s Day Celebration

March 18

A celebration of Celtic culture is coming to Tennessee’s Oldest Town for the 6th Annual St. Paddy’s Celebration on SaturdayMarch 18. Discover everything from Highland cows to live Irish music and green beer to a fun run.

Get into the St. Paddy’s spirit during ‘Shamrockin’ on the Plaza’ in front of the International Storytelling Center from to 7 p.m. Appalachian Celtic band Wild Blue Yonder, from East Tennessee, will start playing at 5 p.m. They are a 6-piece group of professional entertainers who take “roots music” to a whole new level, performing Irish, Scottish and Appalachian tunes. The line-up includes fiddle, whistles, mandolin, banjo, bagpipe, bouzouki and Celtic drums. During ‘Shamrockin’ on the Plaza,’ enjoy a beer garden brought by Main Street Café and Catering with beer from Depot Street Brewing and Tennessee Hills Brewstillery, as well as options from Tennessee Hills Distillery.

Main Street Café and Catering will also provide a special menu of Irish foods being served at lunch and dinner on the International Storytelling Center Plaza. The beer garden is only available for dinner.

Join the Appalachian Highlands Celts in Storytelling Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as they bring the Highland Games to Jonesborough. Enjoy demonstrations from members of the group and participants can try to see if they have what it takes to be a Highland games athlete. The Appalachian Highlands Celts will guide participants through the safety of performing in the games and show step-by-step techniques. Visitors can try their hand at the stone throw, weight over bar, archery and spear throwing. Everblade Academy will demonstrate sword fighting and offer kids activities.

The Happy Hens and Highlands Farm will host Highland cows in front of the Christopher Taylor Cabin from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet and greet with Highland calves and get a hands-on experience, learn more about the breed and have a chance to get your photo with a Highland cow.

Take part in Paddy’s Dash: Brew Fun Run at 4 p.m. The run will begin at the International Storytelling Center and go towards Depot Street Brewing for a free small pour of beer or root beer, then head back to the International Storytelling Center for food, libations and live Irish music. The Fun Run is for all ages and there is no fee to enter. Participants are welcome to walk/jog/run the route.

Everyone is encouraged to arrive dressed in kilts, leprechaun outfits or simply all decked out in green. ‘Shamrockin’ on the Plaza’ is sponsored by Main Street Café and Catering and JAMSA, Jonesborough Area Merchants & Service Association.

Step back in time with the Heritage Alliance by taking a Town Tour at 1 p.m. Tour tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Chester Inn Museum located on Main Street, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about Jonesborough’s St. Paddy’s Celebration, visit Jonesborough.com/StPaddys or call 423.753.1010.


About the Town of Jonesborough: A unique 18th century town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Jonesborough’s natural beauty, charming architecture, and storytelling heritage have attracted visitors worldwide. Stay a day, a week or forever, and create your own stories in beautiful Historic Jonesborough. Visit www.jonesborough.com for more information.


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Downtown Jonesborough
116 W Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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