Erin Feis Returns to Peoria Riverfront This Weekend

Aug 24, 2018

This week, we're talking about Erin Feis, the annual Peoria Irish festival, with Kate Kenny.

The festival offers an impressive lineup of music, with bands performing on three different stages throughout the weekend. Also on offer: The Highland Games, featuring traditional athletic contests like the Caber Toss and the Braemar Stone.

Kenny tells us about the planning that goes into scheduling the entertainment for the festival -- it usually starts a year ahead of time. She also reflects on how Erin Feis has grown over the years.

This year, Erin Feis is welcoming a group of visitors from Clonmel, Peoria's sister city in Ireland. This is the 20th year of the sister-city relationship between the two communities. A delegeation from Peoria will visiting Clonmel next month.

Erin Feis runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Peoria Riverfront.