Commemorations of St. Patrick’s Day are ongoing at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, demonstrating the significance of the holiday in the area. As the festivities continue, attendees can partake in a variety of activities and events to honor the occasion.
A popular event is the annual “Shamrock Shuffle,” a 5K run/walk sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Fair Commission. Participants don their finest green garb, and join the procession of runners on the morning of the holiday. This year, the course will also include a “Pot of Gold Challenge,” where participants can collect tokens as they run/walk and redeem them for prizes.
The festivities will also include a special Irish-themed market, with vendors selling traditional Irish food, drinks, and trinkets. Attendees will also be able to enjoy live music from local Celtic bands and participate in traditional Irish dance lessons.
Those looking for a more adventurous experience can take part in the “Find the Leprechaun’s Gold” scavenger hunt. In this challenge, participants must follow clues and solve puzzles to locate a hidden pot of gold. The person who finds the gold is rewarded with a grand prize.
The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds are proud to host these festivities, which serve to remind all attendees of the rich cultural history of the area. Whether you’re a runner, a shopper, or an explorer, the Fairgrounds are a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds are gearing up to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with their annual “Shamrock Shuffle” 5K run/walk and accompanying “Pot of Gold Challenge,” as well as an Irish-themed market, live Celtic music, and traditional Irish dance lessons. An exciting “Find the Leprechaun’s Gold” scavenger hunt will also be available, with a grand prize for its winner. These festivities demonstrate the importance of the holiday in the area, and the Fairgrounds are proud to host them.