Mission Statement To promote and cultivate Irish culture and preserve a rich heritage of traditions for future generations. Vision Statement The Irish Fair of Minnesota provides expression for all things Irish and links the past, present and future of Irish culture in Minnesota. Values Authentic - We believe the more Irish we are, the more universal our appeal becomes. Relevant - We strive to preserve a rich heritage of traditions that are relevant to today’s audiences. Fun - Creating a fun experience for volunteers and audiences alike is our top priority. Quality - Maintain a high standard in Fair programs and operations. (In 2006, the Irish Fair gave over $40,000 to fourteen organizations.)
The Irish Fair of Minnesota, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a Board of Directors representing a broad spectrum of the metro Irish community.
The organization produces the festival each year on the second weekend of August, supports other Irish organizations through our grant program and opportunities at the festival, supports new (non-Irish) immigrant projects through our grant program and hosts other Irish cultural activities throughout the year.
Through contributions to our Legacy Fund, the Irish Fair provides an opportunity for individuals to express passion for their heritage, support the Irish cultural renaissance and strengthen the vitality of new immigrant communities in Minnesota.
The Irish Fair is a volunteer-driven organization with more than 30 filled volunteer staff positions, another couple dozen folks who assist on committees and over 250 volunteers the weekend of the festival.