St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic

The Annual St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic

The 2019 St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic is an annual family event attended by locals and travelers from all over. Over 20,000 people come from near and far to enjoy our famous pork and chicken barbecue and family-friendly activities. A local family and community tradition for 165 years.

Date/Time:

  • July 26, 2019, 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • July 27, 2019, 10:00am-11:00pm

Cost:

  • This event is free to the public
  • Parking is free

The St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic is an annual family event attended by locals and travelers from all over. Over 20,000 people come from near and far to enjoy our famous pork and chicken barbecue and family-friendly activities. A local family and community tradition for 165 years. Plan to stay for the free live music and dancing that begins at 6:00 P.M. in the outdoor bandstand. If you’re feeling a bit of the Irish luck, try your hand at the numerous games, including basketball, dart throw, and a duck pond, that will be open from 5:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. Friday and again on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M. Music and dancing will begin Saturday morning and last throughout the day.

St Patricks Irish Picnic McEwen TN

About the Irish Picnic

St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic and Homecoming in McEwen, TN is an annual family event attended by locals and travelers from all over. Over 20,000 people come from near and far to enjoy our famous pork and chicken barbecue and family-friendly activities. A local family and community tradition for 165 years.

Hosted by members of St. Patrick Church, St. Patrick’s School and the friends of the Parish, the Irish Picnic is always held the last Friday and Saturday in July. The Irish Picnic is the major fundraiser for Saint Patrick’s School which has taken place since the beginning of the school over 150 years ago. Some 21,000 pounds of barbecue pork will be slow cooked over hickory bark coals during a 24-hour laborious process, ready for hungry lunch crowds Saturday morning.

Early visitors may want to feast on the 4,200 chicken halves that will be prepared by lunch time Friday. Plan to stay for the free live music and dancing that begins at 6:00 P.M. in the outdoor bandstand. If you’re feeling a bit of the Irish luck, try your hand at the numerous games, including basketball, dart throw, and a duck pond, that will be open from 5:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. Friday and again on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M. Music and dancing will begin Saturday morning and last throughout the day.

The Irish Picnic dates back to 1854 as a fundraiser to raise money for a church bell and has grown to a two-day event which features: the best barbecue around with a secret sauce from Ireland, barbecue chicken (Friday only), hamburgers, funnel cakes, ice cream, live entertainment and dancing, silent auction on Friday, lots of fun game booths, and bouncy houses. Great for the entire family! People come from as far away as Canada each year! If you’ve never been to the Picnic, now is the year to start!

St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic

This annual event is held Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2019 in McEwen, Tennessee, just one hour west of Nashville.

Dates:

Friday, July 26, 2019 & Saturday, July 27, 2019

Time:

July 26th: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
July 27th: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Location:

175 St. Patrick Street, McEwen, TN 37101
Link to Map

Cost:

This event is free to the public! Parking is also free. There are games, food and souvenirs you can purchase.