Leprechauns multiply by the dozens at the Leprechaun Contest at the Dublin High School Auditorium on Tuesday, March 12th at 6 PM! Sponsored by Leadership Dublin-Laurens County, the annual Leprechaun Contest is an official St. Patrick’s Festival Event.
Irish green and creativity adorn wee 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students from the Laurens County area schools. Clever contestants compete against other children from their age group to be crowned the winner. Participants are judged on makeup, originality, authenticity, imagination, and general appearance. The top three boys and three girls from each grade receive trophies. The real prize for everyone is to see the winners in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Parade on Super Saturday!
All are welcome to attend to give a clap and dance a jig for the contestants. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 to 3. Children under 3 are FREE. The Dublin High School Auditorium is located at 1127 Hillcrest Parkway.
Fire up the weekend packed with fun at Market On Madison with Pig In the Park Friday and Saturday, March 1st and 2nd.
Keep your eye on the sky for St. Patricks Irish Balloon Festival & Glow Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th.
Build up momentum for St. Patrick’s Super Saturday on March 16th!
Jazz your senses at Music & Munchies featuring the Swingin’ Medallions on Super Saturday.
For information on more Dublin St. Patrick’s Festival events, visit www.dublinstpatricks.com.
Dublin Laurens County holds Georgia’s longest St. Patrick’s Festival every March! Dublin’s original festival kicked off in 1966, thanks to local radio personality, Dick Killebrew, who celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by playing Irish music and telling Irish stories and jokes. He felt the community should celebrate in honor of its Irish namesake, and others agreed. The first festival lasted for 11 days and included a Parade and Pancake Supper which are still celebrated today. The Festival has grown and changed over the years, and now includes six weeks of celebration. With a multitude of family friendly events, there is something for everyone!
Learn more about the first St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin GA HERE!
Photo credit: Southwest Laurens Elementary School via Facebook