Join betterArts at the North Country Goes Green Irish Festival This Weekend!

For the third year in a row, betterArts will host the children's room at the North Country Goes Green Irish Festival in Watertown March 14 and 15.

The three-day event March 13-15), which draws thousands of people to the Dulles State Office Building where festivities are held, features a parade, entertainment, activities, food and drink all weekend long. betterArts will host children's events Saturday and Sunday. Festivities kick off at 4:30 p.m. Friday with the Dady Brothers, and a 5 p.m. opening ceremony. 

Entertainment is slated throughout the weekend, culminating in a parade at 1 p.m. Sunday. For the full schedule, click here. 

This year's children's room will feature the following activities hosted by betterArts: 

  • Games: Ring Toss, Pin the Hat on the Leprechaun, Bean Bag Toss, Fishing Game, Corn Hole
  • Arts 'n' Crafts: Egg-Carton Shamrocks, Coloring, Build-Your-Own Leprechaun
  • Face Painting
  • 'Go Green' arts 'n' crafts projects

Tickets will be available on-site and are as follows: $6 admission Friday and Saturday, younger than 12 is free. Sunday is family day with $6 admission for family and $2individual admission. The Dulles State Office Building is located at 217 Washington St., Watertown.

Proceeds from the Irish Festival will go to “Project Children North” which brings kids from Ireland for 6 weeks in the summer. Children stay with local host families and get the opportunity to experience the United States The proceeds from the festival also goes to scholarships and other charities such as Wounded WarriorUSOCredo FoundationWatertown Urban Mission and food pantries within the tri-county area. For more information, click here.


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.