49. McGonigal’s Pub Opens Barrington Celtic Fest, 2013

 The St. Patrick’s Day weekend festivities have begun at Barrington’s third annual Celtic Fest!  The 3-day Village of Barrington party opened this morning at McGonigal’s Pub, the heated Festival Tent opens this afternoon at 4 and the event will run through Sunday. So get ready to get your green-on and enjoy your fill of beer and Irish food.  There’s a … Read more…

65. Help Good Shepherd Hospital at Art in the Barn

 If you’ve ever made a trip to Good Shepherd Hospital for medical needs, planned or unplanned, this is one weekend where you can return to repay the favor. The 37th Annual Art in the Barn juried fine art show is happening this Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th. Over 175 artists will be there to sell their creations and … Read more…

46. Sample 50 Fine Wines at Uncork Barrington 2011

 If you love fine wine and savor opportunities to sip samples from around the globe, you don’t want to miss tomorrow night’s 7th Annual “Uncork Barrington” event. I have attended this party every year since it started back in 2005 and, like a fine wine, it just keeps getting better with age. The party starts at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, … Read more…

45. Travel the World at Barrington International Fest

 We just spent Fourth of July weekend celebrating our country’s independence, but today’s a day to celebrate all countries and cultures without leaving Barrington. The first ever Barrington International Fest is happening today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and we’re all invited to share a sampling of dance, food and music from around the world. International Fest will be … Read more…

28. Explore the Art of Barrington’s Amanda Paulson

 With the Barrington Art Fest just days away, we can’t let the week go by without meeting some of the artists who will have their works on display and for sale. But you don’t have to wait until this weekend to meet Barrington artist, Amanda Paulson. She’ll be the featured guest at an artist reception and wine tasting scheduled for … Read more…

27. Meet & Encourage Barrington’s Youngest Artists

 The people in charge of this weekend’s Barrington Art Festival are shining a spotlight on the area’s youngest artists this year. For the first time, they’re devoting a section of the festival to youth artists who will be displaying their works for sale and there will also be a children’s art activity area where kids of all ages can slip … Read more…

23. Explore Citizens Park at Family Nature Fest

 Want to get outside and explore nature with your kids tomorrow? There’s a full schedule of exciting activities planned for all ages during Family Nature Fest from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st at Citizens Park in Barrington. There will be an interactive fitness trail set up for tomorrow’s festival, along with exciting fitness-themed games, activities and … Read more…

349. Celtic Fest in Bryan McGonigal’s Own Words

 McGonigal’s Pub is making it easy to be Irish in Barrington this week!  They’re hosting the community’s inaugural 2-day “Barrington Celtic Fest” starting on St. Patrick’s Day morning.  The pub is also celebrating their one year anniversary, so I thought it would be a great time to catch up with owner, Bryan McGonigal.  He’s a busy guy these days, but … Read more…

341. Meet the Clarkes of Clarke’s Bakery and Deli

 The month of March is one big party for a local couple that has built a thriving Barrington business around their shared passion for baking, cooking and celebrating the goodness of great homemade food. Matthew an Leone Clarke of Clarke’s Bakery and Deli are preparing feasts this month to celebrate Fat Tuesday today, St. Patrick’s Day next week, Barrington’s First … Read more…

101. Barrington Brew Fest

 Imagine drinking an ice cold beer under the sun and surrounded by friends and neighbors. Sound refreshing? It’s happening in Barrington from 3-7PM today at the 7th annual Barrington Brew Fest! Dozens of microbrews and other beers will be available to sip and sample along with root beer, cream soda, cider and water. Tickets to the brew fest are $40 … Read more…