Shamrock Showdown ~

March 15 – 17, 2024

Oglebay invites you to a grand weekend event featuring authentic Celtic food, music, contests, Irish road bowling, and the return of Highland Games! Individuals and families can participate or watch as men and women exhibit their skills in events such as caber tossing, stone throwing, or sheaf tossing. Athlete registration begins February 1. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.

Irish Road Bowling returns for a second year! – Competing teams roll their way through the park to the finish line in this age-old tradition that roots back to the 1600s. Registration begins February 1.

Plus, savor a delicious selection of Celtic culinary delights created by Oglebay’s Executive Chef at a buffet at the Great Hall (Camp Russel). Enjoy music throughout the day featuring Dee & Paddy and Faire May

Don’t miss the Leprechaun Test as contestants “Give It a Lash” at looking most like a leprechaun and a Gentleman’s Beard Competition where men will be judged on volume, style, and creativity.

Athlete Registration

Highland Games Registration Road Bowling Registration

Two-night packages from $224 per person

Package Includes:

  • Two-night accommodations at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge
  • Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet
  • One $25 Oglebay gift card
  • Two Guinness Stout Beers

*Package rate is priced per person, based on double occupancy. One gift card per person, per reservation. Gift card may not be applied to lodge room reservation balance. Package price does not include applicable taxes and fees. Additional restrictions may apply. Must be 21 years or older to stay on package.

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Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, March 15
6:30 pm| Family Bingo – Wilson Lodge Allegheny Room
7 – 10 pm | Live Music with Dee and Paddy – Hickman Bar & Grill
8 pm | Family Movie Night: Luck – Wilson Lodge Allegheny Room

Saturday, March 16
6:30 – 11 am | Top o’ the Mornin’ Breakfast Buffet – Hickman Bar & Grill
9 am | Irish Road Bowling Registration – Levenson Shelter
10 am | Irish Road Bowling – Camp Russel
11 am | Athlete check-in (Pre-registration required) – Camp Russel
12 – 3 pm | Bagpiper, Mike Loborac – Camp Russel 
12 – 3 pm | Live Music with Dee & Paddy – Camp Russel
12 – 4 pm | Highland Games – Camp Russel
12 – 6 pm | Beer Garden – Camp Russel
12 – 6 pm | Food Concessions featuring Irish traditions – Camp Russel
1 – 3 pm | Irish Santa Meet & Greet – Camp Russel
3 – 5 pm | Live Music with Faire May – Camp Russel
3 – 5 pm | Bagpiper, Betsy McFarland – Camp Russel
4 pm | Leprakhantest and Beard Judging at conclusion of games – Camp Russel
4 pm | Highland Games Award Ceremonies – Camp Russel
7 – 10 pm | Live Music with Faire May – Hickman Bar & Grill

*Schedule of events subject to change.