Sláinte: CT Irish Festival Takes the Stage This Weekend
Clinton Patch - over 4 years
The recent heat wave hasn't made things easy on the crew setting up for this weekend's Connecticut Irish Festival.
The annual event, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will take place this Saturday and Sunday at the North Haven Fairgrounds.
"It takes a lot of man hours, a lot of work, just to get these stages set up," Jim Martens, the festival committee chairman, told Patch late Thursday afternoon at the fairgrounds.
'Perfect' Weekend for a Festival
All week long volunteers have toiled away under the heavy blanket of high heat and humidity to make sure everything is just right before the gates open on Saturday.
"At this point, we're just about set up," Martens said.
He added, however, that when it comes to the Mother Nature, the most important thing is how she will behave for the two days during the festival.
And the forecast for the weekend?
"It's going to be perfect," Martens, an East Haven resident, said.
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