A local family and community tradition for 168 years.
St. Patrick’s Irish Picnic and Homecoming in McEwen, TN is an annual family event attended by locals and travelers from all over. Over 20,000 people come from near and far to enjoy our famous pork and chicken barbecue and family-friendly activities.
World's Largest Outdoor Barbecue Pit
In 1988, the Guinness Book of World Records listed the Irish Picnic as the “World’s Largest Outdoor Barbecue”.
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. The barbecue features our secret sauce still in the same family brought over from Ireland.
Live Music, Fair Games & More!
If you’re feeling a bit of the Irish luck, try your hand at the numerous games, including basketball, dart throw, and a duck pond. Plan to stay for the free live music and dancing in the outdoor bandstand.
5:00 PM-11:00 PM - Games
6:00PM-11:00PM - Live music and dancing
8:00AM-11:00PM - Games, Live music and dancing