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What's new this year at this weekend's Iowa Irish Fest

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The 10th Annual Iowa Irish Fest is this weekend, and workers are already out getting Lincoln Park ready for the three-day celebration.

This year, the usual good food, art, music and family fun area will be open.

The Irish Fest Rugby Tournament is returning, along with whiskey tasting, the 5K, and fun contests.

There will also be sheep herding this year for the first time ever.

Music-wise, there will be some new bands. There's even a new band all the way from Ireland.

Some favorite bands are back, such as headliners The Red Hot Chili Pippers and Gaelic Storm.

Another big thing new this year, is the entire festival is expanding. Irish Fest will spill into some neighborhood roads. The Cultural Events Center will also be bigger.

If you would like to learn more about Irish Fest, click here.

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