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The Hibernian Society of Utah Presents Inaugural Samhain Celtic Halloween and Harvest Festival at The Gateway

The Gateway in SLC

The Hibernian Society of Utah, which produces the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, introduces Salt Lake City’s first-ever Irish fall festival celebration, Samhain (pronounced Saw-win). Local Irish dancers and musicians will perform throughout the day on the main stage at The Gateway’s Olympic Plaza. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes that scare off evil spirits or entertain departed friends and ancestors. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. 

College football games, including Notre Dame Fighting Irish, will be shown on a big screen in the festival pop-up space.

There will be a video game tournament and Halloween-themed games for kids. 

Miles Grill will serve traditional Irish fare. Beverage offerings to include Guinness and Pumpkin Spice Irish Coffee. 

Olympic Plaza at The Gateway in Salt Lake City


Saturday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


To celebrate the Irish tradition of Samhain and the Halloween season


All are welcome to attend. The event is free and family friendly.

Media are welcome to cover the event. Please contact Hilary Reiter, Redhead Marketing & PR, 435.901.2071,

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