E-T Staff Report

The annual St. Patrick's Day Festival begins today in Dublin . Don't miss the three days packed with Irish action.

Thursday, March 17

All Day - Museums open for tours; Dr Pepper bottling tours

12:30 p.m. Stew Cook-off judging - Celebration Park at Dr Pepper Outdoor Complex

1-3 p.m. - Bradberry’s Best Dog Show — Celebration Park

Irish Costume Contests (Celebration Park)

4 p.m. Drawing for Gift Basket and Ticket to Ride — 4 p.m.

7 p.m. Little Miss and Little Mr. Dublin Pageants - Middle School Auditorium

5-10 p.m. - Carnival - City Park

Friday, March 18

All Day - Museums open for tours; Dr Pepper bottling tours

7 p.m. - Miss Dublin and Junior Miss Dublin Pageants - Middle School Auditorium (

5-10 p.m. - Carnival - City Park

Saturday, March 19

All Day - Special shopping throughout Dublin, Dublin Historical Museum, Rodeo Heritage Museum, Dr Pepper Bottling tours (after parade)

10 a.m. - St. Patrick's Day Festival Parade - Downtown, begins at football field

St. Patrick's Day Festival Arts and Crafts and Food Vendors - City Park

11 a.m. - Highland Games - City Park

11:30 a.m. Entertainment begins in Park Building

NASCAR Mini-Stock Car Races, petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable obstacles course and more for the kids.

5-7 p.m. Dublin Idol Karaoke & Talent Contest — City Park Building

7 p.m. - St. Patrick's Day Bulls and Broncs Shoot-Out - Riding Arena

Carnival (all day until 10 pm)

City Park — FREE PARKING

Sunday, March 20

5-10 p.m. - Carnival - City Park