At the conference of Irish festival organizers, a friendly argument arose between the folks from Milwaukee Irish Fest and Kansas City Irish Fest about which was the first Irish festival to “discover” Five Farms. We signed with KC first, but their festival took place after our debut at MKE. We all ultimately agreed that MKE can claim they were the first Irish fest to feature Five Farms, while KC will always and forever be the hometown Irish fest of Five Farms. The picture below shows Mike Mitchell from MKE on the right and Dan Regan from KC on the left, proving that everyone walked away friends in the end.
For what it’s worth, these are the two largest Irish festivals in the United States and they’ve been doing this for a lot of years. And they could not be bigger fans of our brand and our team. The MKE folks were telling others that they have just never seen a vendor come in like we did, with so much passion and enthusiasm for our product and such a willingness to work with them to make their event a success. The KC team told us that in addition to being such a superior product, it’s also the best branding they’ve ever seen, from the bottle to the website to the story. It was further confirmation of what we already know to be true, which is that we have something really special on our hands!