Madeline Schmitt | |

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The North Texas Irish Festival is bracing roller coaster temperatures this Saturday and Sunday at Fair Park in Dallas.

This year’s festival theme is “Erin Go Bark.” The canine-centric theme is meant to celebrate the “role of the Celtic canine in Irish life,” as well as the adoption of hundreds of animals at each year’s festival.

On Saturday, the festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The event is the work of the Southwest Celtic Music Association, and is held to raise money for music and dance scholarships for North Texas students.

Some of this year’s festival events include Gaelic football players demonstrating the sport, pet adoptions, Irish food and storytelling, blacksmiths and archery.

Temperatures during Saturday’s festival are expected to be nice, but Sunday might bring a sharp drop to colder weather – be sure to dress accordingly!

Here’s a few pictures tweeted out by Saturday’s festival attendees:


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