Camping at the Dublin Irish Festival



Known as one of the biggest and best Irish festivals in the country, the Dublin Irish Festival (Aug. 6 - 8) provides an authentic Irish experience without traveling to the Emerald Isle. More than 60 musical acts from the United States and Ireland liven up seven stages and feature bands performing different styles of Irish music. Discover Ireland's traditional instruments while learning to play the fiddle or tin whistle. Other highlights include Celtic sports, hands-on workshops, an area to research your genealogy and a 10th-century authentic Irish village.

The nearest RV campground that I could find was Pastime Park in Plainwell, just a few miles to the west of Dublin. The only review on RVParkReviews.com gave it an 8 out of 10, and said it was a "very nice park with large trees & close to Columbus, OH with two Amish Restaurants." Another review on a different website says the park "is on the north edge of town and I'm not good at guessing acreage but, it's large with many trees, a walking path,campsites with electric available, showers,dumping station,playground for kids and softball diamond. This park makes you feel safe, comfortable and right at home if you're country folk!"

Another nearby campground is Alum Creek State Park in Delaware, about 16 miles north of Dublin.

The Ohio DNR describes this state park as such: "Alum Creek's 3,387-acre reservoir and 4,630-acres of gently rolling span of fields and woodlands provides a hub of recreational activity just minutes from Ohio's capital city. Quiet coves nestled among shale cliffs await the solitary fisherman in the park's northern reaches while sunseekers mingle with thousands on Ohio's largest inland beach."

Alum Creek's 297 family campsites offer both wooded and sunny areas, some of which overlook the lake. This well-designed campground has a beach and a boat ramp for exclusive use of the overnight guests, and features plenty of hiking trails. Each site has an electrical hookup, and heated shower facilities are located throughout the facility.