Flynn’s Irish Tavern Stage
(Near Flynn’s Irish Tavern)
11:00 AM: Brendan O’Connor
11:45 AM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums
12:00 PM: Brendan O’Connor
12:45 PM: Wake District Pipes & Drums
1:00 PM: Emish
2:15 PM: Leprechaun Contest
2:30 PM: Shepard’s Pie Eating Contest
2:45 PM: Emish
Freedom Boat Club Stage
11:15 AM: Triple Toe Cloggers
11:45 AM: Parade Awards
12:15 PM: Conway Celtic Pipers
12:30 PM: NMB School of Performing Arts
1:00 PM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipe & Drums
1:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Tan & Sober Gentleman
Sticky Fingers Stage
(Near Duffy’s Seafood Shack)
11:00 AM: Bantum Rooster
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Hip Pocket
30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest
Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the 30th Annual St. Patricks Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.
Register at the Main Stage @ Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2:00 pm. Pre-registration is also avilable at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 pm. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:00 pm. Contest begins at 2:15 pm.
There will be a grand prize winner. In addition to holding the title of the 30th Annusal St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Leprechaun, the St. Patrick’s Day website will feature the winner’s name and brief bio. The winner also recieves a $100 gift card to WalMart, an event t-shirt and a souvenir of achievement.
Official Rules & Application
Participants must be 18 years or older, must register and be dressed in a leprechaun/Irished themed costume, and must grant permission to the City of North Myrtle Beach to publoish photos for promotion and release of liability. Contest is open to the general public. No purchase necessary to participate.
Congratulations again to Michael Walsh, the 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Leprechaun. Leprechauns were judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.
30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Shepard’s Pie Eating Contest
Think you have what it takes? Enter into the Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival on Saturday, March 17th, 2018. First to clear their plate (without using their hands) wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque designed by Coastal Engravers.
Register at Flynn’s Irish Tavern Stage @ Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2:00 PM. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 PM. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:15 PM. Contest begins at 2:30 PM.
2016 Shepard’s Pie Eating Contest Winner – Mike Hunt
Congratulations to Mike Hunt on winning the
28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest.
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Day/Time: Saturday, March 17, 2018; 5:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 50+ Ambassadors, Marshalls, Leaders, Set-Up, Clean-Up
Contact: Gregg Barnhill at email@example.com or (843) 280-5673
For more information on volunteering, click here.