165th Annual Irish Picnic

One fundraiser which we take great pride in is our Irish Picnic and Homecoming. Hosted by members of St. Patrick Church and the friends of the Parish, the Irish Picnic is always held the last Friday and Saturday in July. Some 21,000 pounds of barbecue pork will be slow cooked over hickory bark coals during a 24-hour laborious process, ready for hungry lunch crowds Saturday morning. Early visitors may want to feast on the 4,200 chicken halves that will be prepared by lunch time Friday. Plan to stay for the free live music and dancing that begins at 6:00 P.M. in the outdoor bandstand. If you're feeling a bit of the Irish luck, try your hand at the numerous games, that will be open from 5:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. Friday and again on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M. Music and dancing will begin Saturday morning and last throughout the day. This is a wonderful time of good food, good fun and great fellowship, as well as a major supporter of St. Patrick’s School. Want more information about our Irish Picnic please feel free to contact the parish office 931-582-3493.  No admission charge.

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Latitude: 36.109503 Longitude: -87.640189 Elevation: 833 ft

Event Dates

7/24/2020 – 7/25/2020

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

Family fun for all ages.

Pet Friendly Notes


How to Get There

From Nashville I-40 West to Exit 172 (Dickson) and turn North on Hwy 46. Travel approximately 5 miles and turn West on Hwy. 70.  Travel approximately 13 miles and turn right on Wilke St.  Picnic grounds on on the right at the corner of Wilke and St. Patrick's St.


When do the chickens go on sale on Saturday??

jean, 7/27/2017

The chicken halves goon sale at 11 am on Friday. Saturday is brisket and it is IT is usually ready by 10 am. You can choose with or without the secret sauce for both.

Humphreys County Tourism , 7/28/2017

Is there a flea market or yard sales? There is no formal flea market or yard sale however the entire surrounding area has yard sales. There is a 30 mile yard sales, as well, the Saturday after Labor Day.

Katie, 7/8/2018

Can you purchase BBQ and sauce Friday afternoon as well and if so what time? Chicken is available till 4 normally and bbq sandwiches start selling after 4.

David Formosa, 7/11/2018

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